Saturday, August 7, 2010

Totally Hooked!

I tried a number of times over the years to learn to crochet but had never been successful until recently. A blog that I read started a granny square a day challenge and that inspired me to try learning again. With the info from the blog and the help of a friend who patiently sat by my side and talked me through it I finally began to get the hang of crochet and before I knew it I was addicted! I undid more than I made at the beginning but I'm finally getting to the point where I can complete something that looks halfway decent.

I've got two big projects on the go at the moment. The first is a rainbow blanket for baby Lemiwinks. I'm about 2/3 of the way finished so far.

I chose to make it a giant granny square and not try to do anything too complicated because it was the first big crochet project I embarked on and I didn't want to stuff it up or give up halfway because it was too hard.

The second big project I'm working on is a blanket for myself. It's going to be made up of lots of smaller squares that when put together look like a waterlily pond in a garden. Here are the 7 squares I've completed so far. There will be 142 squares all up:-0

This blanket has been really challenging but in a good way. I feel like I've really been improving my crochet and pattern reading skills while working on it. I'm estimating it's going to take about 6-12 months to finish if I keep working at the pace I am now.

I'm trying to resist the urge to start anymore projects until I have at least finished Lemiwinks blanket but I swear I have crafting ADHD and find it hard not to lose focus and start something new every second week.


  1. What yarn is the rainbow blanky in?? Looks fabulous! (but where is the indigo?) ;)

  2. It's called color works. I got it from the wool shop in Mornington. You love it! They have yarn to the ceiling:D They didn't have indigo in the same brand only a kind of pink colour or other shades of green and orange.

  3. I also always leave my crochet projects hanging and incomplete. I guess I have the "crafting ADHD" too. Hahaha!!!

  4. The rainbow afghan is gorgeous! I'm very intrigued by your description of the second blanket - are you using a pattern or making it up yourself? If it's a pattern I would love to know where you got it from so I can make it too!


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