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.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
My current project is a Dallas Cowboys afghan for my son-in-law. I bought the pattern on Etsy. The first time I ever bought one from there. We'll see how it goes :)
Monday, November 12, 2012
Repeat Crafter Me and thought it was so cute. The little girl I am giving it to just had a birthday party all decked out in Minnie Mouse. So I had to try out the pattern. I'm not a fan of the way I sewed the buttons on(a bit sloppy). Next time I may either glue them on with a glue gun or use felt circles instead of buttons. I'm not sure how safe the buttons will be for little ones.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
HERE for the pattern. When I learned this stitch it was called an afghan stitch. Now I'm reading it and it is called the Tunisian Knit Stitch. I cross-stitched the pattern onto the lighter squares. The pattern calls for the stitches to be "duplicate" stitched. I don't know what a "duplicate" stitch is and I have always cross-stitched the pattern into the blanket after it was finished so that is the way I did this. I thought it turned out good.