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« on: January 15, 2009 02:47:45 PM »

I was very ambitious with my very first crochet project project. I decided that the best way to go about learning to crochet was to jump in over my head and frantically flail about until I got it right. I made 2 blankets for 2 cousins' weddings. All made with cheap-o Red Heart for personal economic reasons.

The first one was done up in half double crochet throughout, 2 strands of yarn at once and with a size Q hook. I didn't get count right and ended up with a trapezoid shape instead of a rectangle. It is HUGE though, and super colorful, and the recipient says that it is terrific just the way it is.



The second was conceived on a much more reasonable scale. It is a large granny square and I love the color scheme! The reddish yarn isn't quite so red; in real life is complements the pink very nicely.



I learned a heck of a lot with these projects and have since made a scarf, a couple of simple hats and some dish scrubbies.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009 02:52:31 PM »

Have to say, that's EXACTLY how I started to crochet... Heh. The first blanket I made was king size (actually slightly larger), so I know EXACTLY how you feel. I love how bright the first one is!!!

I am making one for my sister (soon, eventually, soon... xD) that is a giant granny square. Yours came out great!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009 03:58:20 PM »

lol! Exactly! Same here. My first crochet was a HUGE blanket and counting? bah. So one end is really wide and then it gets narrower and narrower... well... We still use it because its warm but I never show it to anyone. lol. Great projects though! They look SO much better than my starts!
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009 04:14:15 PM »

Nice work!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009 04:34:25 PM »

I think you did a great job for your first two projects.  And there's nothing wrong with "cheap-o" Red Heart Yarn.  That's what I use for all my projects and they turn out great.  I love all the different colors you used in the first blanket.  It looks great!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009 06:50:30 PM »

*ah-hm* Dish scrubbies rock! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009 07:15:58 AM »

I decided that the best way to go about learning to crochet was to jump in over my head and frantically flail about until I got it right.

That's the best way to learn IMHO. 

Love the colors in your first trapezoid. Go get 'em, Tiger. *Hi5*
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009 07:23:22 AM »

Nice job! I still really want to learn how to crochet.
I watched endless youtube videos trying to figure it out but I just can't do it. I think I'm going to try again, and on a large scale like you. Thank you for inspiring me!
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009 10:49:23 PM »

wow those are fantastic!
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009 05:00:56 PM »

these are great!! Awesome first projects! Great colour schemes too! Keep it up!
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