Cinco De Mayo Gift Ideas – The Crochet Edition

3 Fun Etsy Finds!

Cinco de Mayo is a day for celebrating the culture of Mexico with great Mexican food and drinks.  I’m embarrassed to say that although I knew of the holiday and have even attended a Cinco de Mayo party or two, I wasn’t fully aware of the reason for the celebration so I looked it up.

Don’t you love Wikipedia?

The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s difficult victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

 

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Fiesta Food! (CC BY 2.0)

 

So now I know!

In honor of the day, I took a stroll around Etsy’s crochet section and found some super cute Cinco de Mayo gift ideas for those of you who want to bring a little something extra to the fiesta.

Disclosure: I’m affiliated with Etsy and this blog post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure HERE.  I did not create the following gifts.  I can not vouch for their quality and I do not own the photos shown here.  I’m simply sharing them for your viewing and Cinco de Mayo gift-giving pleasure.

3 Crocheted Cinco De Mayo Gifts

Newborn Baby Photo Prop Sombrero and Poncho

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How cute is this poncho set?

If you know of a little one on the way… this is an adorable (and unique) photo prop outfit.  Cute pink and multicolor poncho and sombrero set.

Learn more by visiting: Baby Sombrero and Poncho – Newborn to 3 months by pixieharmony at Etsy

Crochet Cactus Amigurumi

Crochet Cactus

I love his mustache!

This fun little guy would be a great gift to bring to anyone but I think it would make an especially perfect host or hostess gift for the fiesta thrower!

Learn more or purchase by visiting: Crochet Cactus by TheLoopyLamb at Etsy

And last but certainly not least…

Taco Man!

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He’s way too cute to eat!

This scrumptious guy was created with love just for someone like you!

Learn more and/or buy him by visiting: Taco Man by LaurieCozyCrochet at Etsy

So there you have it!  3 fun crochet finds in honor of Cinco de Mayo!

How about you?  Will you be celebrating on this beautiful May 5th?  Will you be eating anything delicious in honor of the happy occasion?  (I had a chicken fajita.)  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.  I love hearing from my readers.

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New Booties at Etsy – Roll Top Cuff Baby Boots

I added a couple of baby booties to my Imperial Crochet Etsy shop today.

I used a new pattern to create them and I think they turned out pretty darn cute.

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Blue and White Roll Top Booties at Etsy

The pattern I used was purchased at Etsy too!

You can find the pattern by visiting my affiliate link: Crochet Cuffed Baby Booties by WoolyWonders Crochet

I crocheted the first pair in a blue and off-white 100% acrylic yarn DK weight yarn that I purchased from Deramores.  I really like this yarn.  It was wonderful to work with.  I used the recommended size hook for the size bootie I wanted and I guess my tension is a bit off from the pattern creator’s was because mine came out 4 inches long which is a bit larger than I expected them to be.

When I made the next pair, in green on green (same kind of yarn, Deramores Studio DK) I used a smaller hook and they came out to be the 3 1/2 inch long newborn size I intended to make.

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Green booties in my Etsy shop.

You Can Learn More or Buy My Featured Baby Booties at Imperial Crochet 

The following are not affiliate links.

Learn more and/or purchase the Blue and White Booties

Learn more and/or purchase the Green Booties

This is a chart I found that has baby bootie sizes on it.

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The sizes on this chart line up with the sizes I was given on the first baby bootie pattern I bought so I think they’re correct.  If you have a different size chart please share it, or any other feedback you might have, in the comments section.

Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by to take a look!  I appreciate it greatly.

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Have You Seen the Larger Featured Images at Etsy Yet?

Over the last couple of days, I began seeing Etsy shops with one large featured image and some smaller ones off to the side of it and I was like, Hey!  How come my Etsy shop doesn’t look like that?

Since I don’t use a banner in my shop, I really like the way the large image stands out.

I started playing with my images but couldn’t for the life of me figure out what to click on to make the big picture happen.

So… I did some snooping on the forums and learned that if you have five featured items in your shop, you’ll get this great effect.  Previously I only had four starred.  If you have an Etsy shop, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.  If you don’t, don’t worry.  It really doesn’t matter. 

I’m still not sure how to choose the first image (the larger one) but I suspect it’s because that was the first one I chose, but I’m not sure.  For me, it’s my booties and that’s the one I would have chosen as the largest image.

Anyway, stop by my shop, Imperial Crochet, to see what I’m talking about.

Making my baby boots.

Making my crocheted baby boots.

How about you?  Do you have an Etsy shop?  Have you noticed the new larger image display option?  Do you like the “BIG” featured photo option? Or will you keep the smaller images in your store?

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers.

 

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