Thursday, 10 January 2013

Crochet loveliness xxx

Well hello there my loviles

Isn't just horrible today, so foggy damp and a lot cooler than its been!! And we're set for SNOW for 3 weeks, well supposedly! Wait and see tho, its too unpredictable this British weather heee

BEWARE PICTURE OVERLOAD TODAY

Anyways, as I mentioned in my last post I have took up CROCHET!
Taught my self in November and now I'm "hooked" as they say! It was only after seeing the lovely Katy's stunning creations I knew I had to try again! And also Nancy, who is so fast at crochet I'm totally awe!

So following lots of you tube video's I made my first Granny Square, was so proud of my wee self lol! 


Now have 50 just need joined lol!

Then I just played about with stitches to get myself more ready to try a pattern! So here's the first thing I made, be gentle!



these were a great hit with my fellow instasgrammers and family and ended up making 11 of these lil poppy brooches! So easy (says me that needed 3 attempts to get it right)!

After that I moved on top something a lil harder but that I never take off in cold weather lol


Its a kids size but perfect for me! I used to wools at the same time to get the funky colour and I just loves it!


Once I made this I knew I could try others and made these 3

a wee owl for me

one for a friend

and a cupcake one for me


I'm totally addicted and can't stop!
I even make poor hubby fetch me wool from the wool shop when I think I "have not the right colour" when I have 30+ balls of wool lol!

The only draw back I've found is I'm rather slow, but who knows I may get quicker as I go on and with all the inspiration out there I know I'll be hooked for life! I've even try making lil amigurumi crochet, working in one continued spiral to form character (Japanese)! But haven't managed that just yet! My cupcake looked more acorn shaped lol!

Here's a few of my other projects


My wee Christmas snowman, who should be 6 inches tall but ended up 15
(pattern gone wrong some how lol)

Secret Santa Gift of a Hat and Cowl Scraf


and our wee lumpy draft excluder that took most of Christmas too do!

If any of you crochet let me know and even share some of your creations! I'd love to see what you've made! My next project of a ruffle circle cushion cover that might end up as a rug instead! Katy made one last year and I attempted it then but failed so badly that it went straight in the bin! But I so wanted to try again! So 4 nights ago I gave it ago


Not perfect at alll but not too bad if I do say so myself!
Fingers crossed I'll have more to show next week, going to do a crochet round up once a week if I can!

take care all and until next time
Huggles Mel xx

Ps please be gentle! I'm still learning heeee
anyone who wants to see how it should be done check out attic 24! this girls is amazing!

9 comments:

Kat said...

Loving your crochet articles Melly. You have been a busy girl! I've crocheted since I was about 12, won't mention how long ago that was though! Haven't done much for ages. In that time I've had a go at most things from fine crochet for mats and tablecloths to hats, toys, tops and even dresses.

Enjoy, it's a great pastime. Unlike knitting you can just put it down any time and go back to it. I'm off to check out attic 24.

Kat xx

Dazie said...

I am currently on day 5 of trying to teach myself how to crochet using Utube tutorials to guide me. Progress is slow but just looking at this has inspired me to keep on going!

Lovely creations!
Dazie
x

sparklingblackrose said...

Fabulous Melly, I cant get the hang of it myself so really admire those who can! Hope you are well lovely, Elaine-xxx-

Claireliz said...

Good for you Melly, crochet is so relaxing. I love Lucy's Attic 24 blog, it's brilliant for crochet patterns, have you tried any of her blanket patterns yet? if not I can promise you hers are the easiest to follow that I've found, I'm addicted to ripple blankets & granny stripe blankets.
C xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh these are fab Melly, you've been busy! I haven't crocheted for years, can hardly remember how to do it!

melsanford said...

Awwww, Melly! These are fab :-) I'd love to have a go but I daren't take up another hobby - I haven't got enough time for the housework as it is :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

MagsB said...

Goodness, hun, you've been busy, and what fab creations you've made! I can't get to grips with crochet, so thanks for the link, I'm off to see attic 24's videos!

Stay warm!

love Mags B x

Rachel x said...

Ooh, I had no idea you were so new to crochet, Melly- these are all fab and you certainly seem to be picking it up way quicker than me... I'm still on the very basic stuff!! :) loved your ruffle cushion/rug when I saw it on Instagram- I have a photo tut from Pinterest for it but not sure I can figure it all out... you might get an email asking for the pattern if it all goes pear-shaped when I get round to trying it!! Lol
Rachel x

Susie said...

Love them all, but especially the poppy - I am seeing a few of these in some sort of picture to go with my kitchen curtains!!! Will have to get the pattern from you, or something!!!! Susie x