Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Crochet practice continues!



I'm still persisting with learning to crochet.  I haven't done any for a couple of weeks - and maybe the break did me good as I found it much easier than I remember!

First I tried a magic loop using this youtube video which I found nice and clear.

Then I tried again to understand granny squares - looked at various tutorials and tried bits - but still don't quite get it!

Oh well - I'm sure I'll get there in the end - but for today while I was practising I made a coaster:
I was listening to an Anthony Robbins CD while I was crocheting - so kept forgetting what my counting was up to, or not concentrating properly on which loop I was hooking into next!

But it was a nice relaxing thing to do - and it's a functional, if not perfect drinks coaster!!

If you crochet, knit or sew, what was the first thing you ever made?

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're enjoying it! It's very easy to become obsessed with crochet :)
    This is the first thing I ever made... I went straight into a pattern because I didn't have the patience to learn stitches first!
    http://bicyclegasoline.deviantart.com/art/Crochet-Flower-193283960
    Helen x

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    1. Just went and had a look at your flower Helen - it looks beautiful - you did a great job! I'm off to check out the tutorial now!

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  2. This tutorial solved granny squares for me http://meetmeatmikes.com/2010/01/crochet-school-how-to-make-granny/

    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks for the link Sarah! I'll have a look at it!

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  3. really a nice try... try these links http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/ss/Crochet_Granny_Square_4.htm
    i learnt granny square from here http://www.knitting-n-crochet.com/granny-square.html

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    1. Thanks for these links too - will check them out!

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