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I found the ultimate beginners' crochet project

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aaaahyouidiot Sat 19-Oct-13 10:55:11

I did a kids'crochet kit in the summer and really enjoyed it so with the help of YouTube I have been doing a couple of little granny square things. Then I discovered the above pattern and made it in two days and it looks FAB.

I have sore wrists and the house is a shit tip but it's so wonderfully soothing and I am hugely proud of myself.

I'm beyond chuffed that I can finally make something which is actually giftable! Now I'm off to the craft shop for more yarn and some buttons grin

aaaahyouidiot Sat 19-Oct-13 10:55:31

Waffling Sat 19-Oct-13 11:02:54

Very nice! What yarn did you use?

aaaahyouidiot Sat 19-Oct-13 11:14:36

I used a DK acrylic from the charity shop in a heathery pink with hints of blue - the entire thing cost me £1.95!

The next one is in a chunky merino for my Mum at Christmas.

zaphod Sat 19-Oct-13 11:17:45

Thanks for this, I've followed her on Pinterest, she seems to have some amazing patterns. Am doing this scarf next for the Shoebox Appeal at school. (different organisation to the Samaritan's Purse)

Waffling Sat 19-Oct-13 11:21:08

Ace. It looks lovely.

AntoinetteCosway Sat 19-Oct-13 11:29:36

Oh that looks brill! Is it American?

aaaahyouidiot Sat 19-Oct-13 11:58:23

Yes I think so. She has video tutorials too.

I've just picked up some chunky merino in a slate/charcoal colour with short purplish pinky sections. Going to try a chunky version. The DK on 6mm needles hangs really nicely so I'm a bit worried it won't work so well with a chunky yarn but it's all they had in the shop which took my fancy. I guess I can always unravel it if I don't like it smile

ConfusedPixie Sat 19-Oct-13 14:45:15

That looks lovely, an incentive for me to actually get crocheting!

MotherOfSoupDragon Sat 19-Oct-13 15:06:44

Thanks for the link. I can only do very basic crocheting, but squares can be very boring. This will be a nice project. I'll have a look for some fancy wool ...

awaywego1 Thu 24-Oct-13 22:34:15

Thanks so much for linking to this-I have started to learn to crochet the last couple of months but had only learnt granny squares so far and had got bored with making a million for a blanket now.
I've been off sick this week from work and have now made one and a half infinity scarfs-one from very fine wool and one from's so easy and addictive-although hard to work out if the chain is straight at the beginning so my finished scarf is very very twisted but I still luffs it grin

aaaahyouidiot Thu 24-Oct-13 22:58:49

Ah I'm glad you like it! I've just finished my third tonight (a grey manbuff for DH!) smile

I'm working up to cushion covers because mine are well past their best!

SoupDragon Fri 25-Oct-13 07:40:48

This is another easy one - it's just TC (NB: the pattern is American so it calls it DC). By putting two TC into each of the chains, it makes it curl - nothing complicated smile

SoupDragon Fri 25-Oct-13 07:42:18

(And can I just point out that MotherOfSoupDragon is not my mother. Thank god.)

SoupDragon Fri 25-Oct-13 07:45:51

I'm making the curly scarf with a chunky wool and a 7mm hook.

aaaahyouidiot Fri 25-Oct-13 09:50:19

Wow! It looks like it must surely be complicated, one to add to the list (which is getting longer daily!).

I have a burning desire to do a blanket so I am squirreling pennies towards the Lucy Stylecraft pack. I think first I'm going to try a ripple cushion cover though with some charity shop yarn.

SoupDragon Fri 25-Oct-13 09:59:09

It's not complicated - that's what's so fab about it - looks really hard but isn't. The curl just happens naturally smile

Bluecarrot Fri 25-Oct-13 10:04:19

Oh, I thought I recognised the name- I have her Eloise baby sweater in my favourites. Hoping to start it next week.

I like how she explains it and shows the diagram as I learn better that way.

Caitycat Fri 25-Oct-13 10:09:51

Brilliant everyone is going to get this for Christmas from me! Thank you, is it American ? (so are dcs actually tvs?)

Marking my spot - that scarf looks lovely. Wonder where I put my hooks...

cabernetshiraz Fri 25-Oct-13 10:23:29

That's beautiful smile

SundaySimmons Fri 25-Oct-13 22:01:08

Hi, this is easy as well

Textile yarn is sold in hobbycraft

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