Something New

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

First Granny Square/cushion

First triangles

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?
I’m linking this post with Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches and going to see what everyone else has been trying. 
Happy experimenting with whatever new things you are trying!

Janine @Rainbow Hare

19 thoughts on “Something New

  1. Mara says:

    Those crochet projects look great and the CAL sounds fun, but what I am really interested in, is that fabric newspaper print under your too cute circular cushion project? LOL, just kidding, have fun!

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  2. Martha says:

    All of your crochet projects are absolutely beautiful. The crochet along sounds really fun. I have never crocheted with wool either but from the look of your gray blocks I think it is a total success they look fantastic!

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  3. Sandra :) says:

    I absolutely LOVE the “modern” look of your crochet projects – bright fun colours and new designs – this AIN'T your grandma's crochet!

    Sorry about your flower problem – your rejigged blocks came out quite lovely, though. I bet if you studied the pattern (or the Google translation) for a while (thnk about it while doing dishes, or ironing :D) it might start to make sense. Or you could ask a crochety friend for her take on the steps!

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