Friday, 11 June 2010

Learning to Crochet

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I have been admiring the crochet work of Sandra Juto for quite a while now. Not only am I obsessed with her life but pretty much everything she turns her hand to is perfection.

However, it was only when I saw these photographs from Flickr contact Isis and a random tweet from Helen, that I finally got around to buying some crochet tools for myself.

My plan is to crochet some granny squares with the result of making a blanket, much like that of Isis, with any luck. I emailed her asking for some guidance and she was so helpful, suggesting YouTube tutorials and a couple of her Flickr contacts to take a look at. Likewise, Helen has recently made a post on her first foray into crochet that I found interesting.

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I have been a little beind in my posts, blog reading, commenting and Flickr uploading the past couple of weeks. But this weekend, I am moving out of my flat temporarily while my bedroom will *finally* be decorated. I will spend the weekend at my parents', where I fully intend on catching up with my on-line world, with plenty of time to spend on this new crochet hobby, as well as lots of tea drinking. I'm sure my granny blanket will be a very long process but I will keep you updated intermittently.

Edit: Check out a little interview I did for A Reflection by Tuesdai - Thank you Tuesdai. Also notice a mobile blog button through Mippin over on the bottom right panel under the Twitter button, found via Pugly Pixel via Our.City.Lights, so you can now access PinkBow on-the-move! Thank you Katrina and Diana.

59 comments:

  1. Awww looks like fun, good luck on your blanket:-)

    Have a fab weekend dear!!!

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  2. Ooh, good luck with the crocheting, sounds like a nice hobby, and good luck with the decorating, I lvoe living at home with the parents - not forever but it sure is nice to get spoilt a bit!

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  3. Ooooo Happy Crocheting Paula! I taught myself how to crochet too last year. I'm still no pro, but I have fun. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  4. I've been wanting to learn how to crochet for years!

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  5. Best of luck. Id never have the patience, rather just the cup of tea out of that gorgeous cup.

    Be sure to post the finished product.

    Much Love.......xxx

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  6. ooooo good luck

    would love to see more of what you learn :)

    Gorgeous photos you have taken !!

    Char x

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  7. what beautiful photos! i too have crochet ambitions of a blanket, and i subscribed to 'the art of crochet' magazine! its very informative and useful, although i'm still learning :) good luck! x

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  8. I attempted to learn to crochet a year ago, but I still never really got the hang of it. I must start up again. Your blog is really wonderful. I adore the green dress you have on below!

    I will def. be back!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the colour, Have a great weekend.

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  10. good luck with your new project! my grandma taught me how to crochet when i was about 7. needless to say I was far too young and never really continued the habit! but when I have free time (is that day ever going to come?? :P) I'd love to take up crochet again!

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  11. I love these pictures! I used to crochet. I remember having fun with it, so I don't know why I stopped. Crocheting and tea sounds like a great combination.

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  12. I'd get as far as friendship bracelets, knowing me. I admire the patience it takes to complete those kinds of crafts. :)

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  13. Do you know what I love about crochet? Rather than knitting, It's ok when your needle falls out or the cat gets it... and you can make 3D things so easily!! Have fun... you wont need luck its easy as pie! =)

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  14. I tried to learn to crochet some years ago with the help of my grandma, but to tell you the truth I didn't have enough patience.

    Now that I'm not a teenager anymore maybe I take it up again.

    Good luck!

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  15. i love crochet, so many delicate things can be made. but much like knitting i am just no good at it :(

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  16. Love love the sweet soft colors you are using!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Happy crocheting! xx

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  17. Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I was very glad to receive it because I adore your style very much! Have a nice day :D

    *Ena*

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  18. Good luck on your project! I tried crocheting but never did great. Aww :-(

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  19. My cousin started to crochet recently, and it definitely does look interesting to get into :)

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  20. How awesome! I tried but stop in middle of it and would love to pick it some day soon!!!

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  21. wow..you are really brave to take up crochet...I have tried to try my hand at it, but fail everytime! Do keep us updated on your crochet progress. I'd love to see your finished blanket!

    xoxo.
    www.callmestylista.blogspot.com

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  22. Oooh how fun. I tried learning to crochet once because I wanted to make a little crochet teddy...it was harder than I had anticipated. Sticking to knitting and quilting for now!

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  23. ohh this post makes me wondering where i put my knitting needles and crochet hook :3

    thank you for vising too :3

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  24. I love redecorating my room! But I guess it is annoying... Crochet looks like fun though (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  25. A: Oh thank you! :)

    I wish I could do that as well!

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  26. How do you like crocheting so far?? I find it very relaxing!! Hope you have a great weekend!


    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  27. great, a faboulous hobby! I will stay tuned then for further developments!

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  28. all the women in my bfs family can crochet so so well and i am eternally jealous, they make it look so easy and stitch so fast i can barely see their fingers!
    margief
    x

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  29. Good luck with the crocheting! I tried it for a bit but had to stop because school took up so much of my time. Knitting is fun too! I made a couple of nice scarves. :)

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  30. That sounds like a loot of fun, good luck with your blanket!

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  31. oooh your going to have fun crocheting :)
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  32. Ah good luck with the crocheting, it will be sooo worth it!

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  33. This looks like such a fun project!! I dont know how to crochet either, but its something I would love to learn someday. Can't wait to see how you progress through this project!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  34. My mom taught me how to crochet and the only thing I was ever really able to make were scarfs! So embarrassed, but it is such a great hobby. Something so calming to it.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  35. I am in a hurry to see your creations :D

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  36. I love your blog, good luck on your blanket. :) Love, Daphne
    PS: did anyone ever told you you look like a sweeter Cherry Blossom Girl? Well, you really do. ;-D

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  37. that looks good!
    I like your blog and I follow you now ^_^

    did you already see the blog giveaway? http://bit.ly/apXpVm

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  38. oh, lovely! i adore the colors + photos. good luck!

    xo Alison

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  39. Oh I'm terrible at knitting, so I'm sure my crocheting attepts would be woeful! Can't wait to see it
    xxx

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  40. Adorei seu blog!!!!
    :)
    bjnsss
    Luíza
    http://jornaldaluluteen.blogspot.com

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  41. hey my dear! cant wait to see your newly decorated bedroom!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend :) x

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  42. This is just lovely. I don't think I'd have the patience though! I tried doing a scarf once and it didn't work ;p

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  43. this looks so peaceful and relaxing! i can't wait to see the results of all your crocheting! :)

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  44. Nice!! show us the results! btw those pictures are lovely!!

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  45. ooh good luck with the crocheting! i personally lack the skill! but keep us updated with your fabulous photos! xxx

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  46. Talking about crocheting, Paula ... I just had a dress made for me all in crocheting. I can't wait to see it; though I'm worried how far it will set me back pocket-wise, ha, ha, ha!

    Crocheted things are the best! Good luck with your blanket. I'm sure it'll be fab just like you!

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  47. I tried it and it wasn't working at all ! Lol . I'm such a bad student . Good luck for you !

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  48. Good luck with the crocheting.=) I would like to learn how to knit, I knew how to do it when I was a kid but now I have totally forgot how to do it.

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  49. It's alway fun to learn something new! Can't wait to see how the bedroom turns out :)

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  50. These photos are lovely! I used to know how to crochet...I should pick it up again because it was a lot of fun!! good luck :)

    Love your blog!
    Be sure to check out our page and enter our contest for a chance to be featured in our next blog post!!

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  51. Im sat on my bed learning to crochet when I read this! :)

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  52. I was going to say Helen is learning to crochet, but looks like you already know! :)

    If only I had the patience for such things...

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  53. Congrats on your interview =)
    And I love crocheting, and I even learned it, but sadly I couldn't quite get the hand of so well! I do like knitting though!

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  54. How cute are these pictures!! I love crocheting! xoxo

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  55. I'm impressed. Make sure to show us the result. x

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  56. How exciting! I started teaching myself how to knit, and crochet is next on my list, enjoy and do keep us updated on that blanket, I'd love to see it!

    Ripped Nylon

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  57. I want to learn how to crochet too! Did you self taught yourself with the helps of book and emails from friends? As in no live guide?

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  58. thanks for all of the comments everyone. it is so calming but finding the time is the most difficult part of it. :-(

    cutlex - yes, i'm teachin myself with this book & also finding some tutorials on youtube

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