Sunday, 27 June 2010

CRAFTY SUNDAY # 8


This week I have (at last) learnt to crochet, something that I have been wanting to learn to do for such a long time.

After being disappointed by the lack of crochet books in the local library, I turned to the web and came across the video tutorials by Pip at Meet Me at Mikes, she has a whole series of them called Crochet school which has 10 lessons starting from the very beginning, how to hold your hook, make a slip knot etc.  Pip then goes on step by step to show you how to crochet a granny square.
These are my first attempts and I am really pleased with them...



I have come across some fantastic crochet blogs this week in my searches, Attic 24 is written by Lucy, who has some gorgeous patterns and tutorials, below is the start of a birdie decoration that can be found on her blog.


When it is finished it should look like this.. Mmmm not sure I have actually started mine right, may have to pull that out and start again, but I will get there in the end !...


Photo - Attic 24

I think now that I know the basics I can have a go at other things, I found these lovely African flowers via Jo at Bearpaw,


photo - Jo- bearpaw

Jo posted about the very talented  Elizabeth Cat who has the most gorgeous crochet on her blog,  she also has a flickr group for the above African flowers which also has  Free pattern for African flowers.

So, now that I can crochet I can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, whilst doing something I enjoy !

16 comments:

  1. well done, nice to see your progress pls keep showing us :) I'm actually quite jealous, been thinking of learning crochet for a while as a means of slowing down & relaxing in the evenings when there's nothing on the tv, thanks for all the links will be sure to check them out x

    ps a friend of mine who is new to blogging has joined crafty sunday but not sure she's told you pls check her out she makes beautiful cards & brooches
    http://ceebeeshandmadecards.blogspot.com/

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  2. Go for it! I admire you tenacity in finding tutorials and learning this! Maybe one day....

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  3. Ohh Maria well done!! How good does it feel I was so excited when I finally mastered crochet!! Thanks for the tip about the african flowers - I'll def. be looking that one up!! Justine xx

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  4. You've done better than me :)

    Am now using the yarn I bought for crochet to knit bunting with instead!!

    One day I shall try again!

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  5. You go, girl, you are doing really well! You'll me making big granny square blankets before you know it. And flowers. Lots of flowers. I followed the links which you so kindly shared, great stuff!

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  6. Well done, you're doing fab!
    I got as far as crocheting a few flowers and then gave up, I'm afraid, it just didn't come naturally to me.
    One day, I will try again!

    Beki xxx

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  7. You are doing well! I've seen those African flowers on a few blogs - off to look at the pattern.

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  8. Off your crochet topic, I saw your request for help with little mice, there's a free pattern here you might be able to adapt,
    http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com

    Hope it helps.....

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  9. Well done...looking good :)

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  10. Thanks so much for the mention!
    You have done really well with those first squares, there will be no stopping you now, it is so addictive!
    I love Attic 24's stuff, that bird is adorable (I must make it asap!).
    Also check out http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/
    Amazing Aussie crochet with some free patterns. I used her free 'wool eater' pattern recently and made this amazing blanket
    http://bearpawandbearpaw.blogspot.com/2010/03/wooleater-blanket-is-finished.html

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  11. You've done so well here. I spotted the African flowers on bearpaw and loved their subtle use of colour - you'll have so much fun sitting in the sun with lots of plans to work on. Juliex

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  12. Congratulations Maria , great job on the crochet , I was really into crochet years ago but have not done any now in many years but it is a wonderful past time .Have fun .

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  13. Well, I'm not surprised you're good at it, as I've seen your other handiwork! Lovely results so far, and I can't wait to see the little bird. We'll both have colourful birds at home, then ;)

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  14. Oohhhhhhh well done to you!!! You are doing well!! I really need to do some more myself as it is so therapeutic! Karenxxx

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  15. well done hun! it will all come together im sure...and thanks for sharing the other blogs!
    Thanks for popping by and for your lovely comment Hugs Clare x weekend crafter x

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  16. I tried one of these last night..it looks brill, thanks for the heads up.
    Em xx

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