Monday, 7 May 2007

WIP-been crocheting



Last week Julia gave me a little present, this book. I have been trying to make the dress for Lucie. I am not very good at crochet though, I only learnt a few years ago, and have never really got going with it.

I am also very bad at following instructions, or indeed sticking to them, I have a rebellious nature, i can't help it.

So, anyone with half an eye for crochet will see I havent been following the pattern, but rather making it up as I go along. I did try, but I couldnt understand it, so I undid a lot, and have simplified it. I do one row of the holey pattern, followed by 2 rows of half double crochets. this gives me a repeat of 3 rows rather than the 9 they were suggesting. seems to have worked so far, but then I hit another problem. I ran out of yarn!

I am using Patons cotton rich in apple(I know the pic doesnt look like apple, but the light must have been bad), and I do have another ball of this SOMEWHERE?? I bought it from ebay and cant see any online today, so I need to extend my search of the house for it!

3 comments:

anamama said...

Looking forward to seeing the end result. Love the colour. Very summery.

weirdbunny said...

Well done Hannah, it looks beautiful - love Julia x

Lucy Locket said...

Hi Hannah - one of my ambitions is to be able to crochet - not clever big things like clothes but little things like flowers etc. I have learnt how to crochet straight and I have been looking out for a (cheap) children's crochet book as I think that is where I will find the smaller quirkier projects. I am busy sewing the strips for my 365 quilt at the moment which is unusually organised for me! My sewing machine is on the blink so I am using my grandmother-in-law's old Husqvarna and it is great - I'd forgotten how good it was! Keep up the good work - I love checking out your blog but don't quite understand flickr yet!