Here as promised are some of my very first crochet projects, all from last year.
I’m not pretending to be a crochet expert and this blog is really going to be a journal of my progress and keeness! I also might occasionally be having a temper tantrum when something goes wrong, or be asking for help of course…
And here’s the next…
She said it could be even BRIGHTER than the prototype…
It has visible flaws but I was fairly pleased with it at the beginning of the year; as one of my first projects.
Crocheted bowls which I filled with shredded tissue paper and added chickens with chocolate eggs for an easter gift.
George the egg cosy. He’s larger than your average egg cosy, but I love him. I’ve also crocheted Henry, his brother. They are now living in London and Oxfordshire.
Those are VERY bright squares eh? Not exactly the colours I’d usually choose but it was leftover Let’s Get Crafting mag yarn. I obviously needed to block these before doing the edging. Oops. I didn’t want to undo it and start again because by then I was on to the next project. I gave it to some little girls I know to cover their mini baby dolls with!
I still haven’t blocked anything yet, but will have to sort out how soon…
Even brighter crocheted bunting I made a week ago!
I used Nicki Trench’s pattern from her fab ‘Cute and Easy Crochet’ book (one of my favourite Christmas pressies this year), and the yarn is again from a LGC mag. I’m pleased with it and think it would be great to use personalised colours to make more as a gift, for a nursery or playroom.
Apart from that little lot I’ve crocheted cotton dishcloths, a bracelet (no, I don’t wear it!) ‘the evil robins’ as I call them, the stocking from my first blog post and many more bits and pieces that I’ve forgotten for now.
I’ve practised making granny squares and tried out quite a few stitches using this book: 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets Throws and Afghans
Next time you can see more of what I enjoy seeing and doing,