My Crochet Journey So Far

I learned to crochet when I was 16. My Great Grandmother was living with us at the time. She was a prolific crocheter. I had broken up with a boyfriend and was moping around the house. My Grandmother couldn't stand it so she sat me down and taught me how to crochet. She taught me how to crochet the granny square and let me tell you that that was the HUGEST granny square afghan that anyone has ever made! I just kept going and going and going! I slowly branched out from making afghans to making sweaters and other things. I don't intend to post patterns because these are not my original designs. I just thought it would be fun to have some sort of record of what I have made and who it went to.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 2017- Argyle afghan

I made this afghan for a family friend who's birthday is in April. I didn't get it finished for his birthday though! This afghan took me forever to finish! I mean forever! It was time consuming. This is how I gauged the time:

I watched 8 seasons of M*A*S*H
8 episodes of Agatha Christie movies
At least 3 other types of movies, but I'm sure more
And countless other TV shows that kept my mind occupied while my fingers kept busy with this afghan.

Another way I counted time was that it took me a whole day of pretty much non-stop crocheting to finish a diamond and a half!

I love the finished project! Another time consuming part of this afghan was that I had to have 5 different skeins of yarn going at once so I had to constantly stop and untangle the whole mess every now and then. ha!

Onto my next project...some lighter colors and a bit more feminine!

The pattern was out of this book:

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 2017

This is the center panel with a single rose on each side of it

There are 4 of these roses on each side panel

The finished afghan
another view of finished project.

This afghan took me way too long to finish. But it was for me and so I had to set it aside for Christmas projects and then set it aside for other things going on in life. It is finished now and it turned out better than I thought it would. There are lots of flaws, but since it is for me I am not going to worry about them!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 2017

I started this afghan before Christmas. It actually was going to be a sweater for my mom, but I just didn't like the way it was turning out and so I pulled it all out and started this afghan for her instead. I didn't finish it for Christmas though so I am now ready to give it to her for her birthday in April!

Monday, December 12, 2016

ponytail hats December 2016

We barely have long enough hair for a ponytail! A friend asked if I could make one of these. I had seen one on facebook so looked up the pattern. There are a lot out there! This looked simple enough. The first try though I made the "adult" one and as you can see, it barely fits my 5 year old granddaughter! So I upped the needle size and added some rows and made the adult one. Then I made another one a bit smaller for my 8 year old granddaughter. They both love them and the ladies that their father works with want me to make some for their daughters. They were a project that piqued my interest since I'm feeling kind of blah about making Christmas gifts this year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas 2016

Sparkling Cider covers for my Bible Study ladies
Candle Covers for family Christmas Eve
Beanies for all of the boys
Beanies for all of the girls

Monday, July 25, 2016

Baby Gift July 2016

I made this little "lovey" for a baby boy due in about 2 weeks.

I decided to make him a bigger blanket to match his lovey.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Totes: Christmas 2015

I made these totes for all of my Bible Study ladies. There were 10. I put a pen, notepad, and hand sanitizer in each one.

I also made wine bottle/sparkling cider bottle holders for friends: