My Crochet Progress

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now.  I’m slow….sorry!  

I completed my first crochet project, a dishcloth.  It turned out pretty well!  I did a little single and double crochet with it.  

It’s already been used and washed a couple of times so it doesn’t look brand new anymore.

Here’s a close up of it.  Sorry it’s kinda blurry.  I’m begging for a new camera.

My next project is the twirl edged scarf I saw here.  It’s going pretty well.  It’s taking me a while but I also don’t have time to work on it every day and when I do get time, it’s not a lot of time.  I like the colors in this yarn but I’m not really wild about the “pattern” it created.  

 

Here’s a close up of it too:

 

My next project will be a scarf for the Special Olympics.  I’ll post pics of it too. 

So, do you have any cool crochet projects going?  I’d love to see them.

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Published in: on August 25, 2008 at 4:21 pm  Comments (1)  
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Crochet for the Special Olympics

As I’ve mentioned before, I am learning to crochet.  While at the grocery store yesterday, I picked up a copy of Crochet Today magazine.  In the Sept/Oct issue, there’s an article on knitting or crocheting scarves for 2009 Special Olympics athletes.  This is the second year for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Scarf Project by Coats and Clark.  

There’s no set pattern to be used for the scarves, only set colors.  You must use Red Heart Super Saver yarn in both delft blue (#885) and white, as they are the official colors of the Games.  You can attach a note to the recipient,if you attach it firmly to the scarf.  How neat is that?  What a special treat for us to be a part of such a special time!  

If you wish to participate, the finished scarves must arrive by January 15, 2009 and should be sent to:

Special Olympics Scarf Project

3150 West Main Street

Boise, ID  83702

You can find more information about this project here.  And you can find easy patterns here and here.

I’m in, are you in?  If you decide to participate, I’d love to see your finished product. 

Published in: on August 15, 2008 at 10:09 pm  Comments (4)  
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Learning to Crochet

For quite some time now, I’ve wanted to learn to crochet.  My mother-in-law crochets and tried to teach me once but I wasn’t getting it and I wasn’t really interested in it.  But now, I’m ready!  I want to learn.  Mostly I want to make cool gifts for Christmas and save us some money.  Oh, and I want to make my own dishcloths.  And one day I’d like to make a rug like this one.

I talked with a lady at my church who said she could teach me since I don’t see my mother-in-law that often.  She said she has tons of yarn and we would get together one day and she would show me how it’s done.  The problem is, I don’t see this lady outside of church functions and I wanted to learn yesterday!  I’m really impatient like that.

Yesterday afternoon, I scoured the internet for how-to videos for learning to crochet.  Let me just tell you, there are a ton of them!  Most of them are on YouTube.  The one that helped me the most was this one.  I have saved it in my bookmarks so I can go back to it and learn the more advanced stitches.  

I ran right out last night and bought a couple of things of yard and a crochet hook and thought I’d be able to crochet this scarf right away.  Wrong!  I couldn’t quite get the hang of it and hubby was calling me to come to bed so I quit for the night.  This morning, after I worked my lists, I sat down at the computer with my yarn and hook and worked my way through the first few lessons and now I am comfortably doing the single and double crochet!  I am so excited!  

My first project or two will be some dishcloths for myself and then I will move on to bigger projects for Christmas gifts, like this scarf!  I will be sure to post some pictures of my finished projects as I go along so you can see what I’ve learned.

Published in: on July 30, 2008 at 4:11 pm  Comments (2)  
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