Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Crochet: SLOWLY but surely

Crochet patterns scare the living daylights out of me!

All that gibberish means nothing to me (and I'm Gen Y, so you think it would make perfect sense to me!LOL). But I have mastered (ok not really mastered at all, just understood) my first one!

It's a very simple one mind you, and I had to watch the Youtube videos about 3 times before I could actually decipher each crochet in the written pattern!

Note the very large petal on the upper left hand side. Yup thats too many double crochet's right there. But wasn't I proud as punch when I finished it despite that little flaw! I ran out to show Lyndon and he was very lovely with his compliments (even though I'm sure a mid-twenty male couldn't truthfully be that excited about crocheted flowers!)

Now this one is much better but still a few lose threads hanging about.

I also learnt how to tuck the end yarns into the flower, which deserves another pat on the back I think! hehe

Now onto the real patterns.......



  1. Yeah for you! Flowers far surpass my crochet competency. I've only made dishcloths with nice straight rows of double crochet. I'm going to be starting my first afghan this weekend. Cross your fingers for me!

    Stephanie :)

  2. Wookilala! and you're off! Congrats!
    Love the up top ya...wool. -do you feel torn between saying yarn and wool? Yarn to me sounds so much nicer...even though wool is the excepted descriptive phrase in AUS.

  3. Hey Kimberly, you have done really well with your crocheting attempts.

    The old saying "practice makes perfect" rings true for you, the more you do, the better you will become.

    Excellent news about your new house. Can't wait to see your progress toward simplicity.


  4. Yay, what fun!! Your flowers look wonderful. It's amazing how quickly crochet flows with a little practice and determination :)
    I'm a newbie at it too and have found hexagons to be very addictive.


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