Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I can crochet!

It's been 25+ years since I've attempted to crochet anything. When I did yarn play those years ago my most ambitious projects were all afghans of one stitch type, simply repeated over and over.

Late this past spring I got the itch to stitch and found loads of books with wonderful exciting patterns. Since then I've been hooked! Ha!

This is my current work-in-progress:


Can you guess what it's "growing" to be?

Give up?

Here's a couple of photos:

That's the front and here's the back:

I still have a long way to go!

I started the wrap project in May but took a break to attempt my first baby sweater.


Success! My beautiful granddaughter wearing my finished product. Just a little big, but she'll grow into it, right?

Here's the pattern photo:


Several times, okay, more than several times, I had to unravel and unravel and unravel, and pull yarn away from cats and dogs who always think I'm playing with them! I stuck with it, though, image of my granddaughter wearing my homemade sweater in my mind and voila!

Now I'm surfing the web for crochet books, blogs and websites. There is sooo much out there. Just a few of my favorites: Monster Crochet , the Lion Brand Yarn site, BeginnerCrocheting.com , and About.com/crochet.

YouTube even has a few learn to crochet movies.

I'll update my progress on the wrap, in the meantime, though I've come across a few patterns for some really neat looking striped socks...hmm....how hard can they be?

6 comments:

Srividya said...

Hi Cheryl,
Your work's lovely.

Paulissa said...

I love that wrap. Where can the pattern be found???????????????????????

Cheryl Kobe said...

The book is called "Couture Crochet Workshop: Mastering Fit, Fashion, and Finesse" by Lily M. Chin. I've checked it out from my local library. I've seen it on Amazon also.

It has some beautiful patterns and the instructions are relatively simple to follow.

Happy hooking!

Anonymous said...

Lovely sweater. Even lovelier grand-baby!

Andrea

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the pattern for the baby sweater? thanks

Cheryl Kobe said...

The baby sweater is a pattern from Lion Brand Yarns called Baby Kimono, using Wool Ease yarn. I bought a "Learn to Crochet Gift Box" on clearance at Borders and it was chocked full of pattern cards with simple designs. This was one of them.
A search of Lion Brand Yarns should yield pattern results....

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