CustomBearHugs

Custom knit Christmas stockings and crocheted blankets.

Gresham, Oregon · 344 Sales

CustomBearHugs

Custom knit Christmas stockings and crocheted blankets.

Gresham, Oregon 344 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(121)

Shop owner

Shelli

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Announcement   Welcome to CustomBearHugs! Please look around and let me know if you have any questions about my hand knit and crocheted items.

Have a great day!

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

Welcome to CustomBearHugs! Please look around and let me know if you have any questions about my hand knit and crocheted items.

Have a great day!

Shelli

Contact shop owner

Shelli

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5 out of 5 stars
(121)
Kathleen Bozung

Kathleen Bozung on Jan 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you once again for the wonderful washcloths and the quick turnover in getting them to me. I know the intended recipient will enjoy them as much as I do your many products I have purchased in the past.

Melissa

Melissa on Jan 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

If I could give 10 stars, I would! AMAZING to work with!! I did some custom colors and intertwined patterns from other stockings. Turned out great! Will be a great tradition for my family.

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Updates

Now my dishcloths come with a paper wrapper on each one making them perfect for gift giving!
NEW COLOR! This cheery new color is called PEACE. Reminds me of Fall apples! yum
NEW COLOR! Introducing Green Twists. I love the tweed look it creates!
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About

Why Bear Hugs?

My grandmother hand crocheted blankets for each of her nine grandchildren when they were born. I still have the one she made for me nearly 50 years ago. (You can see 1964 and 2013 photos of it in the slide show above). That blanket has already been used by 2 generations of infants through their toddler years and is ready for the next generation when it arrives.

Each time I wrapped up in that blanket as a child, it was like receiving a giant bear hug from Grandma! That is what inspired the name of my shop Custom Bear Hugs.

Grandma helped to teach me to crochet when I was a child. Now I pass those skills along in every blanket I crochet. They truly are family heirlooms which can be passed on for generations.

In recent years I have branched out and began to knit as well. Once I discovered stranded knitting (aka Fair Isle knitting) I fell in love! It is so much fun to do and now I can make one of my favorite items from my childhood, Christmas stockings!

Each and every item I sell is handmade by me using yarn and a crochet hook or knitting needles. No looms or machines here. I pay attention to every detail to make sure the item you receive is of the best quality, so if taken care of properly, you may still have it in 50 years.

See how my Christmas stockings are made. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFk4kGoRz2uIgHtNf1sJ45Q/playlists to see videos of the process. (Cut and paste link into your browser).

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  • Shelli

    Owner, Designer, Knitter/ Crocheter

    I have been crocheting for over 29 years and recently learned to knit. I love to make blankets for friends and family members as gifts. They are very personal gifts that can be passed on to the next generation becoming treasured heirlooms.

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Last updated on Sep 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What customizations can I get on a stocking?

I can change colors on any part of the stocking or change a design on part of the stocking. Example: change the snowflake to a deer or the plaid to argyle. I only use my own designs and do not copy other's designs.

What items can be custom ordered?

The only items I am currently accepting custom orders for are my Christmas stockings.

Care instructions

Hand knit and crocheted items should always be gently hand washed and laid flat to dry for best results. Most of my items can be washed and dried in your machines but some pilling of the fabric will occur over time.

Custom and personalized orders

Having a name put on your stocking is NOT considered a custom order. Please just leave a note to seller when you check out with the name you would like on each stocking.
Example: Stocking with red cuff and green snowflake - JOHN, stocking with yellow cuff and blue deer - MARY

Discounts on large orders

Each item is lovingly made by hand and takes many hours to design and create. I have set my prices as low as possible. I'm sorry but I can not offer discounts on large orders.