December 27, 2015
Crochet. It is an addiction.
Now that I am pretty fast and able to interpret most patterns mostly correctly, I just keep going and going.
I made a couple of hats, one for me and three for other people’s Xmas presents. Pattern found here.
This hat was a total improvisation. I tried out a new stitch, the crossed-double stitch (sounds harder than it is) which was quite fun. Pattern here.
But the big project was a granny-square quilt. Inspired by I started in July and finished in November. I mainly used my commute to work to get the squares done. I ended up doing 10 x 17 rows. So it’s not huge, but I haven’t added an edge to I could potentially add to it in the future.
I used a very basic pattern (found here) and opted for a black last round on each square. When it came time for attaching them, I tried a few different stitches but settled on the whip-stitch. I liked the ridge created by only picking up half the stitch.
I love it. It is so beautiful and it is heavy and warm. It has pride of place on our lovely teal couch, so it as much an accessory as it is a practical item.
June 28, 2012
March 15, 2012
Finally! I’ve finished my fingerless glove/gauntlet thingys. I was inspired by this pattern but decided to crochet instead of knit them. (Turns out I’m way better at crochet than knitting).
I’m pretty sure I didn’t follow it exactly and I decided to exaggerate the seams by crocheting with black along the edge before joining them.
I dropped stitches near the wrist and picked up a couple more towards the forearm. Again, I’m not sure I was doing it ‘right’ and I kinda sorta just make it up.
Result? Pure awesomeness….
March 5, 2012
Just a little crochet rose. Not exactly like the original but who cares…
November 24, 2011
I recently rang my mate and asked her to (re) teach me to crochet. Two cups of tea later I was away. The process of relearning was great. I was taught to crochet at ‘hanski’, home economics classes in Switzerland as a 14 year old. You know the ones. Cooking, sewing etc for the girls. (Woodwork for the boys). We had fun and class was punctuated by my exclamations of ‘Word!’ and ‘get in there bitch!’
Simultaneously I was introduced to ravelry.com, a highly addictive website dedicated to knitting and crocheting.
So I’m showing off….