My Sunday Photo – granny square blanket

Bright Granny Square blanket and sprawling child

I’ve finally managed to complete my first big crochet project.  This granny square blanket came from a kit that my best friend gave me for Christmas. It’s not usually the colours I’d go for but it’s so cheerful and really what a granny square basic should be – nice and bright and colourful.  I did go wrong in one place but you can’t tell without examining closely, and it’s not put off N who sprawled on it as soon as… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – granny square blanket”

Rediscovering the crochet habit…again

crochet along sophie's universe pattern part 1 and 2

I can’t remember how long ago it was that my Grandma taught me to knit and my mum taught me to crochet.  The former must have been 30 odd years ago, and the latter probably 25 years.  And apart from the odd attempt to knit a scarf with scraps of wool from my mum, and persuading her to buy me some wool and a jumper pattern which I never finished, until last year I hadn’t picked up needles for either.… Continue Reading “Rediscovering the crochet habit…again”

10 Must have websites when learning to crochet

crochet websites tips

I shared my crochet bubble stitch and blanket progress before, and someone had asked about how to start crocheting.  So I thought I’d share my top resources that help if you’re learning to crochet. Like so many other people I was taught to crochet by my mum.  I remember making long chains, and having a go at some granny stitches, but never doing a lot else.  I was probably bored and just moved on to the next activity as I… Continue Reading “10 Must have websites when learning to crochet”

How to make a crotcheted ear warmer (headband)

crotcheted ear warmer

I’ve just recently got back into crotcheting again.  My mum had wanted to make a blanket for the hospice she’s been looked after in so I’d bought her wool, but then found that she wasn’t going to be able to actually do the crotcheting herself…a bit overambitious of her.  So I’ve been crotcheting a blanket at home, and then while visiting her in the evenings I’ve been crotcheting bits and pieces. Then I spotted a couple of lovely items on… Continue Reading “How to make a crotcheted ear warmer (headband)”