Monday, 3 May 2010

I'm hooked!

I've become obsessed. I have a very long list of things that I should be doing, but instead I'm crocheting. I think I've mastered the Granny square. Turns out that the reason I thought that I was doing it backwards and that my Granny squares looked funny is because I was doing them wrong! I sort of made up my own version of double crochet after not properly understanding the instructions I had read. Once I cleared that up, it was a piece of cake! Then, it was just to decide on what size hook I preferred, the square on the left is 4 rows on a 4mm hook, the one on the right (my preferred gauge) is 5 rows on a 3mm hook. Success! (I'm making these little practice squares using my Yellow Label DK weight yarn.)

Because I don't want to be a one trick pony I decided to try and crochet a circle. Following the instructions for the blanket I showed yesterday (found here) I made these little numbers.

I don't think I can stop. I have no immediate plans for these circles, but I know that I'll be making more tonight!


  1. hooked on crochet, HA HA HA!

  2. Those do look very nice. Well done.

  3. so awesome!! I've been wanting to learn to crochet, my skills are limited to chains. Your squares and circles are so lovely!

  4. I love it! I've been wanting to learn to crochet, and have been favoriting projects on Ravelry to get me motivated. Seeing how great you're doing makes me want to figure it out NOW! Gorgeous!

  5. I just learned too and those same coloured granny square blankets with white trim were my inspiration too! blogged here:


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