Sunday, 19 September 2010

Crochet Coincidence


I was speaking to my Mum the other day about the things I have been busy making and she said oh I thought I would try my hand at crochet again and she produced a box of stuff she had been working on recently. Years ago Mum tried to teach me to crochet but I couldn't get it so she was glad that I finally got the hang of it. Mum has been collecting the Crochet magazine that was released fortnightly I think, and has been having a go at granny squares. I have talked her into making a lap blanket. I had a scrabble through her magazines and found this one that I thought was beautiful:

I ran off and bought the fine cotton and made this:

... it took bl&%dy ages! I did enjoy it though and it is really delicate and pretty close up. I will turn it into a lavender sachet when I find the right fabric for the inside.

These are what I need to make next with Autumn gently creeping in; well, actually up here in Northumberland it is Galloping! I have been after a pattern for these for a while, I have had a look at the pattern and it's a bit tricky (for me!).

I have actually attempted to start these twice now and have ripped them back to the beginning twice. Aaaaarrrrggghhhh! I don't help myself by making them in black, now I have had two attempts perhaps it will be third time lucky with a different colour yarn, one where I can actually see the stitches, I am thick sometimes!

The lovely ChloƩ of Clobelle who is my Autumn Swap partner has kindly emailed me one of her knitting patterns for 3 hour fingerless gloves - so for now those crochet gloves can go hang, I will try ChloƩ's knitted ones next, it might be more like 30 hours than 3 as I am a slow knitter but still!

Any ideas for a nice simple crochet scarf?

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19 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Love those wrist cuffs. I've got a pattern for knitted ones, might give them a try later. xxx

Kerry said...

You've come on fast with your crochet, I love the ruffly cuffs too but all that increasing, hard!

CraftyHelen said...

I still cannot get past a chain stitch so no pretty makes for me! Love the ruffles wrist cuffs though - they are gorgeous..xx

Pene said...

The lacey bit you made is gorgeous love it love it love it...
Pene x

Pink Poppy said...

I love the fine cotton crocheting Kandi. That would make a gorgeous scarf.
Dx

Florrie said...

Wow, that is amazing......I don't think I wold have the patience to crochet something that fine.....they would look lovely hanging from a wardrobe door and smelling sweetly of lavender.
florrie x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Love the gloves - hoping to find some at the Bike Basket Bizzare next week!

LaaLaa said...

Blimey, you're a dab hand with those hooks now, aren't you?! Can't wait to see the gloves. I'm going to crochet some myself as it's getting very nippy now. xx

Bethany said...

The white lacy piece is my favorite. So frothy and delicate looking!

jane p said...

I tried crocheting using black yarn once and thought I went blind! It's too hard.

Serenata said...

The little delicate lavender bag is going to look stunning once you have finished it. You are doing amazing with your crochet.

Helga! said...

That sachet is spectacular! Love those wrist cuffs too. Gah,I'm too impatient to learn crochet,but really want to!!
http://likeflowersandbutterflies.blogspot.com/
I found this blog you might like,lots of pretties and quite inspirational!
x

Alexandra Mason said...

Those gloves are gorgeous, i really want to make some, good luck with yours xxx

Lucy said...

Well done on the sachet! Very delicate and intricate looking!

daisychain said...

I've always wanted to try crochet!

Country Girl said...

I love those ruffled wrist cuffs - I tend to over -estimate my crochet abilities and do lots of unravelling too!

The Little Vintage Company said...

Good luck with the gloves! I'd love to try crochet but I don't think I have the patience!
Tamzin X

Amanda said...

Kandi, you are now my crochet guru! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

hart44 said...

Oooo Lisa:) your crocheting has come on so well. I just love the little lavender bag :)
Sue x