Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My Creative Space - Crochet

Well, after months and months of saying that this year would be the year I learn how to crochet well enough to make a granny square, I have FINALLY done it!  Of course, me being me, the only reason I found the time to try making a granny square (or two) was that I got quite sick with a severe bout of gastric reflux and was forced to sit on the couch and rest.  So with lots of recuperation time on my hands, Mr Cheeky Monkeys kindly bought me a crochet hook in the size I needed (you have to love a man who will go into a craft store to buy crafting supplies for his sick wife!) and I got started with some funky yarn from my mum's leftover stash.

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So here is my first, and rather wonky, attempt at crocheting a granny square.  I followed the fairly straightforward instructions in Meet Me At Mike's: 25 Fun and Crafty ProjectsIf you don't own this great book, you can easily find a tutorial for a granny square online - one I like can be found at my fellow DUST member's blog, Renate Kirkpatrick's Freeform.  There are pictorial and written instructions, which is very handy since we all learn differently.  Obviously, I need to keep practising at my crochet technique, but I am now planning on attempting to crochet hearts as well as flowers.  Does anyone have any recommendations for simple tutorials?

3 comments:

  1. Your granny square looks great! I started out crocheting flowers.

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  2. You did a great job! I love the yarn, its so pretty!
    I learnt through the tutorials at www.purlbee.com
    It's so addictive!

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  3. Yay you learnt to crochet! It is some thing I really want to do too. Sorry you had to get sick to learn though. And how great is your man to go out to the craft shop for you!

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