Thursday, 21 July 2011
Still addicted to Crochet!
Thanks for all your comments on my last blog post, I hope you all get to see the butterfly life cycle, it really is amazing. If you only want to see one or two caterpillars turn into butterflies you can always potter around the garden and collect caterpillars, make sure you check what food you took them off and feed them until they are ready to turn into cocoons - they will hang in a J shape when they are getting ready for this. Eldest Sweetpea has done this a few times but as this project is for a pre-school and has to run in term time so all the kiddies see the magic we buy the kits.
As you may know from reading this blog I recently wanted to learn crochet. I bought this book to start me off:
and created quite a few things from it whilst learning the stitches ...
Above is me learning a chain, single crochet, double, half treble and treble crochet. The circle is to learn increases in stitches and the wavy one is a pattern in the book that could be used for edging.
I then gave granny squares a go, loved making these.
And here are a few flowers and a pattern that started as a circle but ended up looking like an Ammonite (see the one of the right - eldest Sweetpea's fav as it looks like a fossil lol). A lot of mistakes were made on the way, a lot of growling at the wool not wanting to do what I wanted it to do but slowly and surely I got there.
I then went to our local library to see if there were any good books there and wow was I amazed! There are loads of fab crochet books there and if they aren't I can look them up on the Library stock list on-line and search for a book I want and order it - how fantastic is that!
I picked this book up from there, it is full or lovely flowers and ideas.
I then created these cute flowers from a pattern in the book ..... well actually you won't find this exact flower pattern as I made a mistake creating the flower (due to getting muddled with US/UK crochet terms) but then preferred my bodged flower design so kept going with it :-) You can see a bigger photo at the top of this post of the flower ...... hhmmm I might do a tutorial for it as it is my own bodged design :-)
I have made a few of them now, not sure what to make with them but I love them.
I also got this book, it has some lovely throws in it.
I especially like this one:
Not sure I am quite up to that standard yet but practice makes perfect I suppose, I just have to get my head round the more complicated patterns :-)
I hope you are all well and life isn't too hectic for you all - thanks again for your comments, they really are appreciated.