My trying something new, this month, has been all about crochet! To be honest, This month, I have been all about crochet!
As I explained in my Mrs Freer! I have made something! post, crochet, itself wasn’t quite new to me but I’ve had a lot of firsts –
First finished object/chevrons/row project…
I’ve had my first defeat – I blame it on Google translator :D I tried to make some blocks from a very beautiful blog called Olava’s Verden
but after the flower centre I just could not work out how to work the next round. In the end I abandoned and made some improv blocks…
Then I saw the most gorgeous cushions by Handwerkjuffie.nl so I improved one of the flowers into my first sort of circlish cushion…
The cushions by Handwerkjuffie.nl
led me to the amazing Eclectic Gipsyland
…And, finally, I’ve decided I’d like to learn how to crochet properly so I’ve joined my first CAL (Crochet Along) called Beyond the Granny
over at Spincushions
. We will learn new stitches and techniques as we go along. including how to read patterns and fix mistakes. I’ve only made the first month’s blocks (January) last night but the tutes are incredibly detailed and it looks like a perfect CAL for complete beginners.
I decided to use this grey because it was in my stash – originally destined for some socks with the blue that I have taken for a cardigan – and I wanted to try crocheting with wool because I’ve been using cotton so far. At the moment, I’m planning on making all the blocks in this one colour but we’ll see. I’ll certainly do that until I run out.
Have you tried something new this month?
Happy experimenting with whatever new things you are trying!
Janine @Rainbow Hare