Monday 4 February 2013

Adventures in crocheting!

Last Monday I met up with Lottie for our first adventure in crocheting - this time working in rows now we have both mastered the art of a circle!  We met at the Old Market Hall Cinema in Shrewsbury which serves the most delicious cakes and set about our aim!

With the help of Simply Crochet magazine and The Crochet Workshop by Erica Knight we began...

...only we hadn't got far when a little granny approached and started to show us the basics of double crochet!  Sweet of her as it was, neither of us had a clue what she was doing!  So she went on her merry way with thanks from us, all the more confused!

We decided to start with a double crochet dishcloth and happily hooked our way through our cakes and wool.  I think this effort does show the need for counting stitches but the rows look quite good:

Spurred on by this fantastic effort, I decided to challenge myself to something a little harder.  With the help of  Cute & Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench, I opted for a hook holder to contain my handy dandy hooks


So it's not perfect but I did it!  What have you achieved this week?

G x


  1. thanks for commenting. love your blog . will check in again hx

  2. Oh thank you so much, I'm flattered. G x

  3. Oh My Goodness speechless and in awe!
    so pleased for you...
    whats next?

    1. Coming from the mistresses of all things crochet that's a massive compliment, thank you! Flicking through the magazine now to see if there's anything I might be able to tackle! G x

  4. Well done you! Your progress is really quick, I was stuck in granny squares for AGES. I've been meaning to finish my hook holder for ages, perhaps this weekend will be THE weekend to get the old sewing machine out and make the lining.


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