Friday, 5 February 2010

Woo-hoo! Look what I can do!!

I have been wanting to learn how to crochet for a while now. I learned to knit when I was quite young (hmm, about seven?), but for some reason I couldn't get my head around crochet.


When I was pregnant with Liam, I knitted him (or her, because I didn't know) some bootees, I wanted to crochet then, because all of the cutest bootees were crocheted. Again when my niece was born, I wanted to crochet some bootees - instead I knitted these. I tried, I purchased and read instructional booklets, leaflets and even books on the subject, as well as watching YouTube clips, and online tutorials, but I just couldn't get it.

Until NOW!


Pip Lincoln of Meet Me at Mikes came to my rescue with this fabulous "Crochet School - How to Make a Granny Square" tutorial. Seriously, it is the best set of instructions I have seen. If you want to learn how to crochet, then you need to check this out! I started last night, and within a couple of hours, I had the gist of it. Pip breaks it all up into manageable steps with really, really good videos (that must have taken her HOURS UPON HOURS to create).

The pictures here show my very first granny square. Sure, it's rough, I need to practice more to get my tension more even and I haven't got to the bit yet where you tie in all the loose ends or join the squares together, but I am sure that will come soon enough. But it is my FIRST GRANNY SQUARE  and I couldn't be happier, thank you PIP!

11 comments:

  1. I am so proud of you! Look at you go! I can't wait to see your progress! (Thanks so much for your kind words, too! That is SO nice of you!) Hurrah for crochet, I say! xx

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  2. BRAVO!
    Love your square. Bloody brilliant. Awesome colours too. ...and it's square!!!

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  3. That's fantastic Aunty C. Well done.

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  4. Good job! Thats a great accomplishment...funnily enough I can crochet but for the life of me I cannot knit :)

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  5. Oh wow! I love the colours - so bold & bright!!!

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  6. Well done! I can crochet, but I haven't done a granny square yet. Yours looks great to me.

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  7. It looks fantastic. Now for the whole blanket!

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  8. Looks fabulous - can't wait to see lots of them together!

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  9. Your first square is ace! So much neater than mine was. Beware though, once you start hooking your life will never be quite the same again...it is highly addictive.

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  10. Love the colours, it looks fantastic!. I've been learning to crochet too and found this site great. It has written instructions, diagram and she even does a u-tube video.

    http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/

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