I have already shared this week that I one of my highlights of 2016 was finally learning to crochet. My mum and my nan and my aunt all had a hand in teaching me to knit almost before I could walk and I opted for Cross Stitch because it was one of the few needlework based crafts that my mum didn’t do (tapestry, embroidery, clothes making…) but the one thing no-one in our family did was crochet.
I have said regularly that I wanted to learn but never took the step until seriously having a go this year. One of the things I love is how adaptable it is. I made a couples of hats more or less based on my own pattern as the second (and third items I made).
This was a good exercise for me as I not only had to “crochet in the round” but to learn to crochet in lines and crochet into half a stitch to give me a rib effect. It may only be basic stuff but its one stitch at a time 🙂
I also made a slightly smaller version in double crochet and a size 5mm hook for my niece. This is a reflector wool and shines in the dark. This was also a good exercise as it was a very different wool and didn’t have as much “give” as the softer wool.
I think I may be making more of these!
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