I did a craft clean-up today and a few weeks back. It’s too depressing to do a complete clean-up at once. I seem to keep getting new craft supplies in and never use them. Well I never seem to have the time to do all the crafts I want to do. I did manage to give away a hugh bag of wool to a charity, and the second time round I managed to get rid of some of the craft books I have never used and had been keeping for years.
As a beginner to crochet, it is quite daunting to start reading and working from a pattern. There just seems to be a lot of random letters all together, kind of like a whole new language. Well that is right! Crochet has a language of it’s own. And every combination of ‘random’ letters mean something.
I wrote up a list of the most common crochet abbreviations for you and I have a YouTube tutorial: https://youtu.be/Ii4QpYM8YpM
The photo is sideways so that the writing is larger and easier for you to read.
We all have those days when we are full of inspiration and then we are on the go with making, planning and competing projects, but what about the days when that doesn’t happen?
Here’s what I do in the case of no inspiration, I go and look for ideas on http://www.pinterest.com.
There are so many great ideas there… And one can’t have a quick look, trust me I’ve tried, you will end up by browsing Pinterest for hours!!
Go have a look and you won’t be disappointed 😁.
These cute and bright pegs are a perfect gift for children. They can use them to close their favourite packet of chips. These can be used to hang up sticky reminders on notice boards. There is so many options for these cuties.
All the equipment needed to make these are as follows:
And last but not least…..imagination!!!
This was a birthday present for my father. As I was busy with the blanket, I wondered if it was a little too young for a 40 something man, but it wasn’t. I had only 3 months in which to make it in and I was amazed at how I managed that. I guess when you have limited time, one can do the impossible with a little motivation.
I made over 1530 solid granny squares to complete this blanket and finished size is suitable for a 3/4 bed.
These are the fabric squares that I am attempting to join together with crochet. I have done blanket stitch around the squares. I am not sure if I should piece and pack them together so they fit like a puzzle, or should I make them all the same size and then sew them together. I am stuck. Any suggestions?
I am a person who never seems to complete a project. I like to start something and then while I am busy with that project I see another one that looks interesting. So I leave the first project and start on the new one. Here is all the projects I have made and still making over the days…just to show a few.
This scarf-necklace is very easy to make and so quick.
Pattern: 1 ball of 80g wool in colour of choice.
Chain 10, sc in chain across, turn, and sc across. Keep sc until the piece measures 4cm from top to bottom. Finish off.
With the remaining wool, chain as many chains as you can get, join to the beginning of the starting chain made. Now all you have to do is loop the long chain piece until it is all looped up. It doesn’t have to be equally wound up.
Take the little crocheted piece made at the beginning, the little swatch-like piece, and sew it over the looped chains to hold them all in place and to hide the join of the chains.
Viola! Completed scarf-necklace.