Custom crochet and knit blankets & Christmas stockings

Get your stockings personalized!
The blanket Grandma crocheted for me in 1964, and how it looks today.
I love Fair Isle knit stockings!
Stockings look great grouped together!
Most of my stockings can be PERSONALIZED!!

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 to see videos of the process. (Cut and paste link into your browser).

Does someone you love need a bear hug today?
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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