Sunday, 11 July 2010

Crochet Update

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I must admit, it took me a little while to get into this. More a time issue than anything else, you really just need a few hours to get into it. But last weekend, I finally got my head around it and much like learning to drive, eventually it clicked. I didn't realise quite how addictive it would become, I can't put it down! I bought some extra tools to learn the different techniques with different yarns and hook sizes. I even found a pattern on the internet for a crochet lace flower - and managed to follow it. The blanket I initially wanted to make, I have now started. I decided upon the Wagon Wheel throw as the book said it is a good project for beginners. I have almost 20 hexagons... only another 125 to go!

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45 comments:

  1. oooh that blanket/throw in the book looks amazing! congrats for teaching yourself

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  2. Glad you are learning the crocheting craft. Good for you.
    Have a nice and relaxing Sunday. xoxo

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  3. ohh this is wonderful!
    my grandma gave me her crochet kit with a patterns book but i haven't been able to get around to it yet but i can't wait to try it :)

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  4. Oooo, what a fun hobby. I can't wait to see all the great stull you'll make.

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  5. The throw is very beautiful. I always thought of crochet as very granny-ish as well as embroidery. But not anymore! A lot of things change as you grow up. That includes your opinions and views.

    I wish you good luck on this!

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  6. Ooh, lovely! I've got a wool and the gang knit-kit and I can't wait to give it a go come winter! xx

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  7. I'm very impressed by your progress, congratulations! I love the shape and the colour of that pattern.

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  8. wow that's so amazing..!

    wish u a good luck!


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  9. Wow, looks slow going but so impressive! Your throw is going to look so good when it's done!

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  10. ha! I love crocheting too. good luck with the throw, it'll take a lot of time to finish. I want to use my crochet works to decorate house too. I'm making a pillow cover at the moment. I want to add a cottage feeling to my studio

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  11. wow amazing job!! wish I had the ability to give it a go

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  12. Fantastic! I cannot wait to see your progress...I hope you'll continue to give us little peeks along the way. Lovely!

    ♥ V

    http://www.gritandglamour.com

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  13. ooh that wooden hook is pretty! i've been a bit lazy with my crochet lately but i'm going to do some tonight. i got lots of crochet things for my birthday so i'll have to make use of them!

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  14. The scissors are so beautiful! And I can't wait to see the finished throw, it will be wonderful!

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  15. Wow - this is amazing! It's going to look fantastic. x

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  16. all your pieces look so fantastic, and i'm loving the colors you chose. :)

    i can imagine it'd be extremely addicting once you get into it!

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  17. Lovely choice of colours. I've always wanted to try crochet but I don't know if I could handle another hobby in my life, I have way too many already.

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  18. wow!
    i always wanted to try that!
    i think you will get me to it now!!
    xoxo

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  19. The colours look so lovely for the throw P
    and that little flower is just so sweet.
    I really think it takes dedication to grasp these things, and glad you made it to the point where it clicked.
    Love kat xx

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  20. i wish i could crochet, or, that i had the time to learn to crochet...

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  21. Oh my!! that pink and cream blanket is going to be amazing!

    xxx

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  22. Well done! 125 more to go - crumbs. I hope it's fun and enjoyable all the way to the end. I'm sure it will look amazing. x

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  23. Wow :) looks like a calming hobby, and in the end we can keep the result!

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  24. so gorgeous! everything looks so delicate, can't wait to see more!
    xxjess

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  25. ohhh crochet crochet. i do love it so. i'm currently crocheting a gazillion gold lamé flowers to attach to a fluffly while cape i'd previously knitted. i hope it turns out well. the problem is, the knit books here in the US are soooo confusing!! i do love that little doily-ish thing you made! i love doilies!

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  26. Wow, I admire you, as you can do crochet!
    It's really difficult!!!

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  27. brillant! I've got a starter crochet kit to keep me busy during the winter ! Looks fab so far!

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  28. i love the pastels u chose! and id love to learn!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  29. These are lovely! I'm so pleased that you're getting a taste for the fiber arts!

    Julia

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  30. Oh wow, I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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  31. you've been busy! those are really pretty, Paula. :) i tried my hand at crochet several years ago and sadly, my impatience got the best of me.

    i can't wait to see your finished project.

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  32. the little creme rosette is darling! i've long forgotten how to crochet...

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  33. Waaoooo, it's looking great!! You have done such a good job so far, can't wait to see it finished!

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  34. Such an awesome job you did! =)


    Have an awesome week!
    Berlin

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  35. Wow the stuff you have made so far looks great! Did they take long to make?

    Well done you for learning a new skill :)

    x

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  36. Beautiful work, I can't imagine how time consuming it must be!

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  37. I wish I knew how to do that! I only know how to knit. My legwarmers for winter are on the way :)

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  38. Paula, that's so ambitious! But in the end you'll be such a proud girl. I am already proud of you.

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  39. I've been wanting to learn how to crochet forever. You're already an old hand at it!!

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  40. where did you find the pattern for that darling flower?

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  41. queen gilda - i love the sound of your golden flowers!

    banana milkshakes - each hexagon takes about 20 mins, so quite handy for the commute to work!

    anon - i found i on the internet somewhere, i'm not sure i kept the link though. i did print it out, so if you would like me to email it to you, please send me your address

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  42. well done!!! you learned so fast. x

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  43. the colors you're using for this is amazing. so cute!

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  44. you must have some serious patience for this!

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