Hello, hope you are having a happy Sunday :0)
I have just learnt after catching up on the Crochet with Raymond blog that it is in fact International Crochet Day, so thought I would do a post on how I became inspired to get back into this craft and with some links that helped me understand and remember how to crochet as I hadn't done it since I was in year 6 at Primary School and that is a long time ago!!
When this issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine came out I knew I just had to give crocheting a go again and decided that I wanted the patchwork crochet blanket as the top throw for over our queen size bed.
Its the one that is in the basket at the front of the couch. (Mind you I love all the patterns in this issue!) It just so happened that the wool used was on sale at Spotlight, so Chris and I toddled off to purchase what was required, 13 balls and a hook and all coming in under $20!! I was very happy :0)
So home we came, straight through the door to the lounge, magazine open and straight into it!!
Now the pattern said to make 40ch and join with a sl st to form a ring. Now that makes a HUGE ring and just didn't seem right to me and after much frustration at trying to follow the pattern and not being able to do it :0( I decided to go looking of the internet for help.
That was when I came across Attic24 a delightful blog with the most wonderful crochet creations and even better, step by step with close up photos of how to make all sorts of wonderful things. It was then that I decided I would follow the general pattern from the Better Homes and Gardens magazine, ie use the same size squares and number of squares but with a different pattern.
So I was soon on my way to beginning my crocheting again, sitting in front of the computer with hook in hand and wool ready to go I began using this wonderful Summer Garden Granny Square Tutorial from Attic24. I cannot tell you how excited i was to finish my first square - the kids were pretty chuffed too!!
This was my first square finished, the one in the middle
I know how time consuming writing tutorials are, but when you can see closeup pictures with simple instructions that make sense to people who are only beginning, it really is very much appreciated :0) So thankyou to Lucy from Attic 24 for helping me get back on my road to crocheting!! If you missed you can see my blanket pic update Here.
I was so determined NOT to stray from making my blanket but just could resist no longer and had to have a go at This Bunting Tutorial from Crochet with Raymond, and although it isn't finished I couldn't wait to show you, it is nice to do a different shape other than squares!!
You can see what it will look like Here.
For lots more crochety inspiration go check out i-crochet blog and i can assure you, you will want to go out and start crocheting immediately, so many wonderful links :0)
For a great recycled crochet project check this out at KooKoo, I so want to do this for a big floor rug! I have an idea starting to come to mind.
I hope your Sunday evening is relaxing, thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments :0)