I have recently discovered my inner ‘Nanna’ and have learnt how to crochet.

In my head I always pronounce crochet as Kro-chet.
I don’t know why, I just do 🙂

The story goes, that I was at an all-day set of workshops and talks by tens of incredible and talented women. Seriously – Ita Buttrose was one of the speakers (and she was awesome by the way!). But it got a bit much by lunchtime and I seriously needed to do something with my hands.

So I headed down to the closest shopping centre and bought some nasty acrylic yarn (I can’t use the word wool) and a bamboo crochet hook. The hook was worth more than the yarn.

Now at this time I did not know how to crochet.
Not a clue!

However I was keen as mustard, carrying my little plastic bag back through the gates of the Event location. I figured that YouTube would supply me with the ‘how’.

After about fifteen minutes of surfing YouTube I came across the fabulous Jayda In Stitches. She was so easy to understand, her videos were clear and every step of the process was uber easy to follow. Yay Jayda!

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Although my first attempt at a Granny Rug was unpicked a total of TWELVE times, I got the hang of it so quickly. Crocheting is MUCH easier than knitting, and mistakes are super easy to spot and repair. So is changing colours.

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And so I started to crochet . . . .

Learning to crochet - 1st granny rug

My very 1st Granny Rug

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. . . and crochet . . .

Dress Practice

The colours are horrid, but this is my practice version for a DRESS !!!

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. . . and crochet . . .

Circles

Learning to make circles . . . for quite a few projects in the future

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And why am I attempting so many projects at once?

I’m glad you asked;
1.  I get bored and need to try a few things to keep my mind interested
2.  I see a picture of a new project and have to start it STRAIGHT away
3.  I want to try to learn and improve my knowledge of all the stitch ‘styles’.

Check out what I want to learn to make . . . .

I know that it is a child's dress, but I'm going to make it taupe (skirt) and turquoise (yoke)

I know that it is a child’s dress, but I’m going to make it taupe (skirt) and turquoise (yoke)

Source: BH&G Knitting and Crochet Book 

Isn't this gorgeous? All those 'spots' are actually squares with a coloured circles, finished with white edging

Isn’t this gorgeous?
All those ‘spots’ are actually squares with a coloured circle, finished with white edging

Source: BH&G Knitting and Crochet Book 

So what do you think?

Would you like to try a little bit of crochet?
Go on – I know you’ll love it.

Let me know if you do, and perhaps even leave a link in the comments section so that I can see what you Create.

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