Crochet addict

Since I learned to crochet last week I haven’t been able to put down my needle. I realised it’s actually quite easy and you can make something in less than an hour. (one thing that put me off knitting, it takes too long to see result.)

On the evening of the workshop I finished my bag. Though I decided to use it as a basket and left out the handles.

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Throughout the week I’ve been making little flowers and I stitched them together to make a fancy brooch, loving a little handmade detail on my clothes.

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Crochet workshop

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Having the urge to know any kind of needle craft I was determined to learn to crochet. Okay I can do one granny square having closely followed a youtube clip, but I couldn’t do any variations to that, let alone follow a pattern.
Therefore today I did a beginners workshop at the shop ‘Knotten‘ in Delft (an absolute must go for knitters and crochet when in Holland). We used the large, recycled Hooked yarn to get a quick and strong result. In 2 hours, surrounded by other ladies I didn’t get that far in making my bag, but I did learn a lot on crochet and hope to quickly finish my project.

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The supposed end result as shown at the workshop.
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No crafting without tea and biscuits.

Crochet midwife blanket

You might have noticed my love for bbc series ‘Call the Midwife’. In the last episode of season 2 they all work together to crochet a granny square blanket. I’ve been intending to learn to crochet for a while and as a couple of people on Tumblr started to make a Midwife crochet blanket I decided to jump on the bandwagon.

Someone referred to this youtube clip and this is finally one I completely understood and I can follow. My first attempt is still a bit wobbly, but I now get the technique so I’m hoping to make loads of squares over this summer.

Midwife crochet

With thanks to Gemma Garner,  Heliotrope-dreams, and mirandakatherinehart.