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Monday, 28 April 2014

I've been learning crochet

I lost the crafting bug for a bit.  I think I was taking on too much and it got a bit boring with too many deadlines to complete.  On top of my business I decided that I was going to sell custom made hand stitched gifts but as the orders started to come in I realised that it was impossible to keep up and it became a chore rather than a pleasure.

I am still going to make gifts but at a much slower pace and when it suits me.

Last week my wonderful mother in law asked me if I would like a bag of wool, crochet hooks and magazines that she didn't want anymore.  She had wanted to learn crochet but couldn't get the hang of it, so of course I said yes as I have been wanting to join a crochet club in my local town for ages now but couldn't pluck up the courage to go as I wasn't sure I would be any good at it.

When I got home I looked at the magazines but couldn't make head nor tail of what the pictures meant to I went onto You Tube to see if I learn from there.

Well this was my first attempt at single crochet..

Then I had a go at double crochet making a granny square...

I am really pleased with my efforts and I can't believe how easy it is to do.  What a lovely craft to do whilst sitting watching tv or listening to the radio.
I made these 2 on the Wednesday evening and on Sunday I went to buy some more wool from my local store so I can make a blanket. 
I am so excited to show you how far I've got so far but that will have to wait for my next post.
Until then, take care and keep on crafting xxx
Michelle xx

1 comment:

  1. Crochet is fun and easier I think than knitting. I taught myself with a book when I was 19. My first big project was a granny square afghan in shades of blue that I made with Red Heart yarns and IT WILL NOT DIE! It's over 40 years old and I swear must be bulletproof. I keep thinking I need to get rid of it and make something more up to date, but I think it will insist on sticking around for the rest of my life! I crochet my own hot pads but knit dishcloths.