Crochet for Beginners

It’s time to take a short break from blanketeering. My mother’s day blanket is a work in progress, but coming along nicely (to be saved for another post). But I confess, I am getting a bit tired of all the endless blues and creams. Which is why my latest ‘short project’ is an altogether brighter affair.

Happy Colours!

Happy Colours!

This yarn is Rico cotton dk, and it comes in really juicy, happy colours. Over Christmas I discovered the fantastic Attic24, whose blog has seduced me into choosing brighter colours, and into believing that truly beautiful things can be made through crochet, as well as knitting. I’ve never attempted crochet before, but with the help of YouTube, I was managing to turn out rather scruffy looking granny squares in an afternoon or so. In particular, videos from AussieCrochetChick were helpful.

And here they are, my rainbow squares:

My first crochet.

My first crochet.

I can’t claim to be an expert, but I’m surprised at how quickly it is to knock out a couple of granny squares in front of the TV. What’s more, I have a feeling that they won’t turn into a blanket! I do have an idea in mind for these little suckers, but I’ll keep it to myself for now.

Granny Squares - definitely not just for grannies.

Granny Squares – definitely not just for grannies.

They may not be perfect – but I think they look so cute and colourful. The perfect antidote to all the snow and slush that’s blanketing our isolated village right now. The only accompaniments I need are a log-burner and a cup of tea. DVD box set optional…

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  1. Therapy and stashbusting all in one, and granny squares have been rediscovered by the fashion industry too…

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  2. bitsofnice

     /  January 23, 2013

    I think they look great! I’ve signed up for a crochet beginner workshop to learn. I only hope I can do as well as you. Very nice!

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    • Thank you! :) I’m sure the workshop will be great. I can imagine that learning from other people face-to-face is the best way to learn. The toughest bit was learning how to hold the yarn – all fingers and thumbs, me..

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  3. Oh they are lovely – so colourful! They’d make a fabulous cushion cover? You’ve picked it up really quickly. I used YouTube too and had all kinds of problems at the beginning – never thought I’d be able to crochet without pulling stitches off the hook with my fingers! But much quicker now and thankfully less clumsy :)

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  4. They are gorgeous! I’d never pick those colours (am a colour wuss) but they look fab :) Will go now to check out Attic 24…

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