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Topic: My First Crochet - a Swatch and a Star Blanket (Pic Weighty!)  (Read 1407 times)
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« on: July 30, 2009 04:56:18 PM »

A rather long while ago, I decided to learn to crochet, and picked up a copy of the Happy Hooker book.  Well, it was inspiring, but a bit scary, and so I instead relied on my good friend eirle to show me in real life.   (She has mad skills - go check out what she made for a swap... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196885.msg2146818#msg2146818)

Anyway, I had some brown wool yarn and a hook, and she got me started making a square, frogging it back out.  She showed me chains, shells, single, double, triple, and so on.  I felt pretty cool, and crocheting felt natural!  She sent me home to keep working, and then I got bored.  A square?  Nah...

What the heck is that? 
I'll give you another clue...

An Abe Lincoln Beard of course!  Perfect for Halloween. 

I love my boyfriend's sense of humor!   Grin

Well, soon I got busy and forgot all about crochet, until I was about to go on vacation this summer, traveling all around the East Coast - lots of planes and car travel.  Can't read, carsick, need something to do!  So I relearned the crochet, Eirle started me on a star blanket (thanks again!) And off I went.  I'm impressed with everyone's patience, it took a while to even get to lap covering size.  But here it is!  Perfect for peek-a-boo with one of the world's cutest nephews.

And a picture from above, with a two year old for scale!

I'm quite proud of my first projects, and I am definitely going to keep going this time.  Thanks for reading my long and silly story, comments welcome!

I'm a medium aged procrastinator, with a room full of craft supplies! 

I've got a wist and a pinterest: http://www.wists.com/cute_anarchy 
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009 05:27:11 PM »

Awesome work!!
I can't wait to learn how to make a star blanket as well Smiley
I also love your bf's sense of humor hehe Grin 

« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009 06:12:08 PM »

The beard is well done. It is funny.

As for your project, it is very beautiful.

I bet your a fast learner. Or you have a good professor. Or both.

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009 08:53:26 AM »

Haha, I'm loving the beard. The first thing I made was what I dubbed a gerbil blanket (i.e. a tiny tiny swatch). I was just looking at a starghan pattern and was a bit intimidated - but you've inspired me now!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009 06:35:20 PM »

Thanks guys!  And definitely try the star blanket, it isn't really that tough.  I think getting it started is the hardest part, but after that it is smooth sailing. 

I'm a medium aged procrastinator, with a room full of craft supplies! 

I've got a wist and a pinterest: http://www.wists.com/cute_anarchy 
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