Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Work in progess...another blanket!

Each square is eleven rounds of trebles and takes about two nights to make. When I was on holiday in Cornwall with Mum and the boys I did one each night but at home there are too many jobs to do after the children are in bed. I need to make eight more squares, then go around each one with chocolate brown wool and then stitch them all together and do a nice edging...I am sure it will be done before the weather starts to get cold.
Crochet is a great craft to have in a bag by the sofa, it's so easy to pick up and put down and it really doesn't take long to learn. There are loads of videos on youtube...and if you live in or near Winchester in the UK...I would be happy to show you how! Also, if searching the web you should know that US have different terminology from the UK and the rest of the world.
If you want to start, you'll need one crochet hook - a size 4 or 5 hook is always a good one. Then some yarn. Yarn (that's wool or cotton or bamboo or synthetic or a mixture) can be really expensive so get a couple of balls of something cheapish to have a go on. You will also need a pair of scissors, a safety pin for when you need to put your work down and save your last stitch and a large blunt ended needle for sewing in all the ends. The best thing about crochet is that if you go wrong, you just pull the end of your yarn and do that bit again. This is a great site for learning crochet...meetmeatmikes also the new craft magazine Molly Makes has a crochet tutorial too.
Happy hooking y'all, Nix!

1 comment:

  1. Looks Great Nic! Love the colours. What wool is it? x