Monday, November 12, 2012

BlondieChell *CAN* Crochet!!!

           When I was little, my mom taught my sister and I to crochet a chain. We thought it was the neatest thing in the world and made tons of necklaces and bracelets!  A few years ago, my mom taught me how to connect the chains, essentially enabling me to create rows of chains. She tried teaching me double crochet stitches, but I didn't understand the "yarn over" part, and ended up just using single and chain stitches. I also didn't understand the concept of crocheting through the entire top of the stitch, so all my little scarves, hats and blankets for the kids were "front loop only".
          A few months ago, a friend of mine started getting into the whole crochet world, and shared knowledge of tutorials on youtube (no idea why I never thought of that).  After watching a few vids and how to's, I was able to follow simple patterns and therefore increase my crochet skill. However, it hasn't been all fun and games. There's been many trial and error situations, and sometimes I get my fingers all caught up in it....

....but most of the time I can produce some pretty awesome stuff!!! I'm working on Christmas gifts right now, but I've also made hats, a beard (more of those to come too, just watch!) and scarves.

Awesome frog hat design I got to test by my friend Ashley over @ Good Lookin' Hookin (yeah, so I need help making faces too)

Hat & petite scarf I made for my Mom

Hat I made for my bro w/ Playin' Hooky's's free pattern!

I didn't make this hat-I made the beard & attached it w/buttons & use it in lei of a baklava when running. It's also a great tool for randomly freaking people out ("Wait...whaaaa??")

I find the art of crochet (defined as " is a process of creating fabric from yarn, thread, or other material strands using a crochet hook") relaxing (unless I'm trying to figure out a fhdc or how to do a flower) and fun! I love making really cool stuff out of yarn. Do you crochet or knit? What kind of crafty things do you do??

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the scarf and hat! I love it! Need to get with you and learn what I don't know on crocheting! Love you, hon!