Friday, 29 October 2010

First finished crochet

This post is part of Tami's Finished Object Friday blog party. Thanks for hosting Tami!

I've finally mastered crochet enough to create things! I've finished the two baby blankets bar the final blocking and wash:

I've also made some purple wrist warmers/fingerless gloves for myself using this pattern from Ravelry. You may need to register there to view the pattern, I'm not sure. This is my first real crochet made from an actual pattern. I didn't follow it exactly. I added and subtracted a few stitches here and there so they fit my hands exactly and no one can steal them. Mwah ha ha ha.... 

This is the kind of dodgy photography you get when you have to switch on the timer and run across the room to wave your arms in front of the lens. I think I'll let someone else take the pic next time I make something involving both arms...

I'm now wondering what to make next. I'm considering the lion brand yarn best bunny, a peace sign granny square throw, or an ugly bunny pin cushion....


  1. Those are lovely. Have you just learnt to crochet or just picked it up again. I bought a crochet hook the other day, now I want to have a go. Can you recommend anything for how to start?

  2. Thanks. I'm just learning, I started teaching myself last December but then gave up until about a month ago. I'm using Debbie Stoller's "Stitch 'N Bitch crochet, The Happy Hooker" to learn the stitches, with occasional help from youtube when I don't understand the instructions.

  3. Good job! I admire you for self-teaching.

  4. I was JUST saying in Faith's blog (from FO Friday Mr Linky) that I loved her purple fingerless gloves and need to crochet myself a pair! Funny that you purple as well! Those turned out great!

  5. Looking good! The learning process is so fun isn't it!

  6. First I want to tell you that I love your blog. The title alone summarizes how I feel about myself to the tee! It's refreshing to find others out there who are scanners!

    Okay, now onto my comment - I have not done crochet in a long time. My grandmother taught me, and after she died, I put all of it in the closet. I love this pattern that you shared, and I think that will be the first thing I attempt again. They look great!

    Can't wait to see what you do next.