Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crochet

I'm wondering if this post falls under the "NZ adventure" theme of this blog but hey I'm excited about it!

Ever since finding the Attic24 blog I've been wanting to have a go at crochet. Which is how I ended up adding 'Crochet Something' to my http://kandgnzadventure.blogspot.com/2009/11/28-things-aged-28.html.
My friend Laura was a crocheter and showed me the basic stitches last winter but after September last year things got very busy and my new-and-still-shiny crochet hook was cast aside.
Now, unfortunately for me (but fortunately for South Africa where she is volunteering as a teacher) Laura doesn't live round the corner any more to mentor me in my new crochet hobby.

The great thing is though that there's heaps of inspiration and help on the internet. Along with the Attic24 blog there is another blog I've found very useful now I've decided to pick up my hook again. The blog is Little Tin Bird and Heather who writes the blog recently posted a pattern for granny squares. At the weekend I had my first try at granny squares using Heather's pattern. Here's my first attempt...

And of course - once I got started I had to try a couple more....


Aren't they gorgeous! They are made with cheap wool I'd bought ages ago to practice with so I doubt they will amount to anything other than being my first attempts!

The plan from here though is to buy some lovely soft colourful wool and make lots of granny sqaures and turn them into a baby blanket! We'll see if I get that far before August but I figure it's a good hobby for sitting down and making myself rest when everyone starts telling me too. If I make any progress I will keep you posted!

3 comments:

Diane said...

I'm very impressed. Crochet is the one thing I just can't do. Oh, and moss stitch - but at least I can knit almost anything else. But crochet, my grandma gave up trying to teach me and I'd love to be able to do it.

I can do a single chain ...

Kate said...

There's some clips on YouTube that show the stitches but I did have to watch someone next to me do it a few times before I got the hang of it.
I can't knit or sew or anything else but I seem to be bumbling along with the crochet :-)

白色情人節 said...

thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩