Crochet Your Own DIY Bridesmaid Proposals!

So I have some big news: I’m engaged! On a perfect summer evening with the sun setting by the river, the man of my dreams popped the big question.

Galt Engagement
Obviously, I said yes! Since then, it’s been a busy whirlwind of planning, decisions, and ironing out logistical details– one thing at a time.


DIY Bridesmaid Proposals

One of the first tasks I had to cross off the wedding-planning checklist was: choosing a bridal party.

I started my online search for ‘diy custom bridesmaid proposals’ or ‘personalized will you be my bridesmaid gifts ’ and came across many examples of diy bridesmaid boxes stuffed with champagne, jewelry, and pink tissue paper.

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These were all very beautiful examples, but I wanted to find a way to make my bridesmaid requests more personalized. A few of my requests were going to men, so I wanted to stray away from things that are particularly feminine. I was also planning to ask 6 people to be in my wedding party (and planning for a wedding of over 200 guests) so I was looking for a more affordable option than buying 6 bottles of good wine or champagne -especially this early on before the real wedding spending had even begun!


Crochet Bridesmaid Proposals

Enter my long-time hobby of crocheting. A crochet bridesmaid proposal is a diy option that is personalized, inexpensive, and unique. I searched the internet high and low for any examples of ‘crochet bridesmaid requests’ – but I really couldn’t find anything specific. I decided instead I would find a free crochet pattern of something cute and create a custom card inviting my friends to “help me tie the knot.” I ended choosing this free Dumpling Kitty Design by critterbeans -available on Ravelry .


I made a few modifications – instead of feet I added arms and gave each of the kitty’s a tiny spool of yarn to ask for help tying the knot. (Get it, it’s punny.)

Crochet Dumpling Kitties
Crochet Dumpling Kitties
Crochet Dumpling Kitties Tails
Tails and Stripes Forever



Amigurumi Cat


Voila! Each friend got a dumpling kitty, personalized letter, and a ‘Will You Help Me Tie the Knot?‘ card. The cards were printed on photopaper and modified from this template– which is a free, customizable (text and color!) party invitation from Greetings Island.  I love how they turned out and I’m SO pleased to say they were all successful- everyone I asked said yes!

Amigurumi Bridesmaid Proposal
Who could say no to this face?

I hope these little dumpling kittys can give you some inspiration for your own bridesmaid request cards!

I can’t wait for our big day- I’ll keep you posted if I use diy crochet in any other aspect of the wedding planning.

Leave me a comment if you’ve crocheted anything wedding or party related! I’m always looking for new ideas.




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