Saturday, 2 March 2013

Addicted to crochet...

After all the sewing I've been doing over the past few weeks, I needed a little break from it and have now turned my attention to crochet. I learned to crochet last year (after my friend and I spent an afternoon watching tutorials on you-tube) and although it's taken me quite a while to get the hang of it and I am still very much a beginner, I'm enjoying it so much.

Browsing my crochet books for inspiration...


Continuing with my granny square cushion by making lots of little squares in pretty colours (pattern for these is for the Springtime throw in Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench).

A new book bought in TK Maxx yesterday. It's aimed at children but I think it's perfect before a beginner like me. The techniques used are really clearly explained and there are lots of pictures at the beginning of he book showing this. Also the pictures are gorgeous and projects are just lovely, here are a few that I am planning to make in the near future:

Rag dolly, Miss M loves this.

Colourful jar covers.


Beanie hat. I think this is so sweet and it looks really simple to make.

A giant granny square blanket in the same colours as the little squares for my cushion. I am so enjoying making this blanket, it's very therapeutic to work round after round and even though G has said a few times "For goodness sake, how big is that blanket going to be?!", I plan to work on it it for a while yet until it's a good snuggly size. The yarn I'm using for both is Stylecraft Special DK - I love this yarn, such a fantastic selection of colours and the price is hard to beat.

So that's my little crochet round up done! Thank you for all the lovely, lovely comments on my cushions, I do so appreciate them all and also hello to my new readers and followers. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend, I'll be back really soon...




  1. Crochet will keep you hooked - I love it. I made lots of jam jar covers for my daughters wedding, some were knitted but then I crochet lots as they were much quicker to make.

    hope you have a fun weekend x

  2. My Grandma and my Mum taught me to crochet when I was very young but I only remember how to start off now. I really have issues with holding the yarn too.

    You have made some gorgeous things so far and the book is a brilliant find, you'll have such fun!

    I adore the colours of your huge Granny square blanket.


  3. You are doing well! Yep, very addictive! :) x

  4. Lovely projects you have on the go. I've just been looking through that same Nikki trench book and fancy making the jam pot covers with some yarn scraps.

    Gillian x

  5. Hi

    I have just discovered your lovely blog.

    Your granny squares look great and like you I am a new happy hooker! I am in the middle of doing squares for a blanket and it is totally addictive.

    I also love your cushions and those little houses are fab.

    Happy crocheting.

  6. Can't wait to see all of these projects. I love your granny squares and your crochet pot is really cute xx

  7. I love the jar covers, and they would be a perfect way of getting rid of the little left over balls of wool. The cushions on your previous post were fantastic, you have inspired me to have a go. Take care. Chel

  8. i love ur colourful crochet! yay. i agree about the book,i have many children's craft/sewing/knitting books in my useful for beginners,and usually the projects are super cute too!

  9. Thanks for your lovely comment and, in answer to your question, oh yes, you absolutely can NEVER have too many cushions!! :-)

    Your granny square blanket is delightful - I love the colours, so happy.

    The Cute & Easy Crochet book is one of my favourites.

    Heather x

  10. That book looks lovely. Really glad that you are enjoying your crochet - it's always so exciting to learn something new x Jane

  11. Love your granny blanket, the colours are so pretty! Crochet is sooo addictive and fun to do! I love the crochet books you have....plenty of inspiration there :)
    Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen x


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