Monday, December 17, 2012

My Year of Crochet

Last March I decided that I wanted to teach myself how to crochet.  You can go back and take a look at my initial post about learning here.

Since then, I've been attempting to read patterns and I've made quite a few items for myself or as gifts to others.  Here's a sample of what I've done so far....

Baby beanie....


Hat and cowl set for a friends daughter....




Hat for my nephew....


 Hat for another friend's daughter.......



Toddler beanie.....It's a Christmas present... Shhhhhhh....


Brainwaves beanie for Tony.....  He loves this one!



Poncho and matching hat for me.....


Matching hat and cowl for a good friend.....



Another beanie for Tony....



Cat hat for a friends son who has cancer.....  He told me he will keep it forever.  How cute was that??



Pillow for my chair....



Beanie for Chablis.  I love the sparkly yarn....



Baby blanket.....



Stuffed dragon for the little boy next door....


Leg warmers for Chablis.....



My crochet bag for when we go out of town.....


Definitely one of my favorite things to make is the cowl.  I got the pattern from Aesthetic Nest, which is a blog I follow.  You can see her free pattern here.

The very cool looking Brainwaves beanie is from Liz over at Playin' Hooky Designs.  I love her patterns because she makes the coolest looking things.  And get this - she gives away the Brainwave Beanie pattern for free!!

I've also made quite a few headbands and I'm working on granny squares for a blanket, as well as just a multi-colored blanket, which is going to take me quite some time to finish.  I know my stuff isn't perfect, but I'm happy with my progress and I like to keep my hands busy, so this has become a nice past time for me.  If you're a crocheter, let me know!

10 comments:

  1. You have come a LONG way in a year! I love the stuff you made :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, I am really impressed -- I tried crocheting this year, too, but gave up and have forgotten all I learned. But I've been knitting for a few years and still haven't tried to follow a pattern -- no more excuses. Next year I'll at least try to make a hat!

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  3. Wow, you've been busy! Cool stuff. I tried to crochet once, but I'm not very crafty and it ended up a fail. I'm always impressed with people who can knit and crochet. Great work!

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  4. You're really goin' to town! I love the poncho. I still have a purple one my mom made me when I was a kid.

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  5. WOW! You really learned a lot! I love to crochet but never really learned well enough to do hard designs. I sure love your poncho and that crocheted bag! Everything is so cute! I'm proud of you! Sweet hugs!

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  6. My sister and mom can whip up a hat in one day, scarf in two and one of my daughters most cherished gifts from my mom is an afghan made out of all different colored crocheted squares! It always amazed me how relaxed they looked while doing it but they churned out stuff so fast! You have got some great stuff here Kim Can you say, Etsy shop?

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  7. I used to crochet when I was in high school many moons ago. I don't recall how to do it. You've made a lot of really lol things this year. Great job.

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  8. You made some AWESOME stuff. I'm just picking my crochet back up. Everyone at work crochets in their down time ;-)

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  9. I've had this tab open in Firefox to comment on it for weeks (I'm very behind in blogging stuff, crazy holiday this year!)... little did I know when I first read it I'd be enjoying it even more a few weeks later! ;o)

    BRAVO on all these amazing things you've made! I can't believe you learnt to make such cool things in less than a year! :o)

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