Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Crochet Progress


365/4, originally uploaded by BeckyKay Designs.

So, I've been teaching myself to crochet and it's going pretty well! I think I've got the hang of it.

I'm currently working on an afghan. The pattern is one of those freebies that you pull off the pad at the store. This one is from Lion Brand. Basically, it's a giant granny square. I started it back at Thanksgiving. I'm still working on it, but I don't work on it every day. Mostly, it's what I do to kill my lunch hour since I don't drive all the way home for lunch. It's getting pretty big, and I think I'll actually finish it!

The next project I want to do is another scarf. I have my eye on several potential patterns.

As I'm learning, I've found that there really isn't a wrong way to crochet. Everyone has their own style. My sister in law was watching me crochet and commented to my mom, "Hey, she holds her hook the right way, like a pencil. I hold mine like a pitchfork!" And guess what? Even though she holds her hook "like a pitchfork", she still makes lovely things! So, I'm not going to feel bad about the fact that I use my left hand to pull the yarn over my hook.

7 comments:

mamichelle said...

Looks like you're doing a great job! I learned to crochet but all I do is bead little girl socks.

gm glimmerglass said...

Wow, I am impressed you are teaching yourself! Looks great. I really like the colors combination in this. It matches my at home art room.
:-) FSM

Ilena said...

Your afghan looks great! I'm just about to embark upon this new endeavor myself. I've my needle, yarn, & instruction book. Hoping my hands don't go all fumbly when I try!

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Oooh! That's coming along nicely!

Hearttohearts said...

hey that looks realy good! I love the color combination. Lately I've been crotheting a lot too!

LuliBags said...

This looks fantastic! I was just looking at vintage crochet blankets on eBay this morning. It would be so much better to make your own.

Sewlutions' World said...

Crochet is so addicting and fast!