Monday, 11 January 2010

crochet wonderland

I've done it my dears! At long long last I have learnt how to crochet! And I cannot tell you how my heart is racing at the thought of future projects!
I know its a trend, mainly inspired by attic24, however I had tried crochet years back but got hooked on patchwork instead!

Last year  I ordered the book on the right, (cos I could crochet right? LOL), whilst being a gorgeous read, do you think I could understand the strange diagrams and abbreviations? NO!!
 Back to basics with the lefty which was a christmas present and boy have I used it!

Found some old wool I got off Mum and bought a new hook...

My first attempts were certainly hindered by the tequila, in my sunrise!
Not a great mix!!
 I got the basic idea, now to put it together.
My books were a great help, however there's nothing like seeing the real thing.
Enter you tube.

 Ipods are not just for music.
Much to the amusement of the husband, this was often how I was found at the weekend!
God please dont look at my belly! Too many chocolates have been eaten!

The film I found was by an American man,
which I only found out once I'd found my earphones!
(usa and uk crochet stitches have differing names,
so best to watch without sound, or find an english one!!)

Heres what I managed.
 They may be far from perfect, I'm just as they say hooked.

 It really is worth a try.
Its a lot easier than it looks!

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Now the wonderland bit!

I think we all have seen snow this year, right?

Still irresistable to us snappers!


Pearly Queen said...


You've really got the hang of it. Looks like your tension is great, so you should go from strength to strength. Power to your hook!

Lisa said...

Oh well done you! I may have to try and find your man on youtube and see if he can help me!
Hope yhe snow hasn't stopped you getting out and about.
Lisa x

Sarah said...

Hi Clare
Well done! I'm 'still' trying to master crochet - it's getting better but I'm a long way off from making anything yet!

Sal said...

Well done on your crochet!
Hope all is well with you!
;-) xxx

BERTIE x said...

Well done Clare, you've cracked it. I've even has a one to one lessen with Lucy 24, and I sill couldn't get it. I blame it on being a leftie. Looking forward to seeing your crochet action.
Bertie x

noelle said...

wayhey! success! well done x x

Pomona said...

Looks like you are making amazing progress with the crochet - very well done!

Pomona x

Deb said...

That's so cool. I've been teaching myself to crochet too. I have mastered hats and (teddy bear) scarves! but what I really want to do is that wobbly blanket... it's amazing.

Ticking stripes said...

Well done - I tried last year but my ripples went completely wrong!

Serenata said...

Well done! They are good books aren't they.

Lyn said...

Oh I learnt how to crochet last year and I like it more than knitting!
I dabble in lots of things though!
I love the photo of the horses in the snow.

Karens Hopes said...

I wouldnt have even noticed your tummy until you pointed it out lol......... Well done on mastering the crochet.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Lovely job, you! It is much easier than it looks.

Now you need a label in your sidebar for "crochet"!


ginny said...

hello clare...
Happy New Year to you !
i see you are 'hooked'.
i am still on the granny squares but would love to learn more... my sister self taught herself crocheting last year and crochets everyday and is fantastic at it now.
your projects look great... i love craft video's and video jug is ace too.
warmest winter wishes to you xxx

Brenda BE said...

I was also inspired by Attic 24 to pick up my crochet hook. I have made two baby blankets and one afghan so far in granny squares. I need to learn the ripple pattern now. You have encouraged me with your ability to learn all the different patterns in short time.
Brenda in Canada

silverpebble said...

Aha! You have managed what I have not. Your little crochet lovelies are very easy on the eye - very easy indeed. You clever thing.


Kelly said...

looks like you're well on your way to your own little ripple!