Friday, July 22, 2011

I can crochet!!!

Well, kinda... I've been wanting to learn how to crochet for years and years. Mum has tried teaching me several times but I was hopeless. The latest book club catalogue from Tassy's school had a learn-to-crochet book so I thought I would give it a shot.

It's wonderful!!! I have realised that I really need the pictures - I can't just watch someone. My memory is terrible so I keep having to refer to the pictures all the time. And it's much easier to actually see the yarn in a drawing than in real life when it sort of all blends in together.

It's a fantastic book!

I'm trying to master crochet flowers. Here's my first one.
Looking a bit more like an amoeba than a flower.

These are my next ones. Looking a little better.

Then I decided to get a bit adventurous and try different colours.

I do love the colours! I still need to master the flower itself - somehow I ended up with six petals on the last one! I'm still trying to get the hang of which hole to put the hook into, and I have to work on my tension, but I'm getting there! And I'm STOKED that I'm finally able to crochet SOMETHING! YAY!!!!


Sheree said...

Yay Yvette good on you!! Your flowers are looking fantastic!! You'll be whipping up all sorts of things in no time now!

Sheree xx

Charlotte said...

Hooray! I live the amoeba :) and that u ended up with 6 petals on the last flower but aren't sure how! Hehehe :) Its great to have a book with pics to follow! Yay for accomplishing a new skill that u've been wanting for ages!

Anonymous said...

You are AMAZING. I can't believe that you keep adding more & more to your skills. I am so proud of you. I remember learning to crochet with Nana Mayfield when I was 12, I made a crocheted collar, they were the rage then. Your flowers are wonderful and I LOVE the multicoloured one. Love aaj

Just like Martha said...

Ooooohhh I so need THAT book, can you email me the details, I have been trying for oh sooo long to teach myself to crochet. Your flowers Yvette look fantastic, yay you! Won't be long before you are in blanket mode!
Thanks, Lee