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Crochet Inspiration

June 21, 2011

Last year, during my art foundation course, we learned how to crochet a line really basically.
I took it upon myself to try and make a mini doll out of it.
Massive fail.

Now I’ve never been a knitter- but it did inspire me to make a crochet blanket for myself with granny squares.
I learned how to do this over at ‘Meet Me at Mike’s’ – they have a great video.

It’s REALLY EASY to crochet when you get the basics right.
Also very good to stop you picking at food when the tv’s on.

Crochet is coming back into fashion, too, guys!

That blanket took up most of last year’s summer holiday (half made in Wales, half in Italy!) , made in white, baby pink and baby blue.
(Close up picture at the top)

Then I decided to make another (rushed) one for my (then) boyfriend in dark purples and blues etc. It was rather lovely.
I took that back when we broke up. A LOT of effort and love went into that.
Might try and sell it on etsy, perhaps?
Would you like to see some pictures?

Anyway, my plan was to make them double bed sized. They’re both a bit bigger than single at the moment.
With my white one, I’ve done a border and I’ve wanted to have a few rows of ‘random’ sqares in mainly white around the edge, as a wide border.

Ages ago, I looked up how to do loads of patterns and things and they’ve just been sitting in my ‘favourites’ tab, and I’ve not done anything with them.

I thought it would be better to share. Might encourage me to get going, too.

http://www.berroco.com/glossary.html – this is great for understanding those bizzare written terms.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Apple-Coasters/

HOW. COOL. ARE. THEY?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peter-pans-slippers

http://cache.lionbrand.com/printablePatterns/60480A.pdf

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amigurumi-doll-pattern

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-rose

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bear-in-a-jif

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clutter-control-stash-baskets

Some Christmassy ones (not really appropriate for Summer in Wales, but it did hail last week and some of you might live somewhere where it’s winter at the moment?)

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/crochet-snowflake.html

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-snowflake

There’s a whole nativity set (:
http://itsacreativeworld.typepad.com/its_a_creative_world/2010/11/finished-crochet-nativity-set-with-free-pdf-downloads.html#comments

Squares:

http://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/grandala-square-tutorial/

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mandala-2

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/center-heart-square

I was thinking of trying to get this onto a square, but it might be nice as a coaster or even as jewellery/on a top?http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-flower-hot-pad

Same with this one.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/starburst-hotpad-pattern

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cygnus-square

Could I get this onto a square?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hexagon-how-to

http://yarn-ing.blogspot.com/2009/07/granny-square-pattern.html

http://rosehip.typepad.com/rose_hip_blog/2008/11/pattern.html

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Please, if you have an interesting pattern for anything cool’n’crochet- squares in particular- link it below!

(All pictures above are found on the links- thanks for the inspiration, guys!)

Stay tuned for more inspiring posts on other themes- houses, food, etc 😉


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5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2011 7:30 pm

    How exciting – I swear i thought you were going to have a Tea Party posting today! Oh well I visit anyway and bring the tea with me!

    I am learning to crochet today!
    Tabitha
    http://pabkins.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-my-wonderland-wedding.html

    • June 26, 2011 1:38 pm

      Yeah- it was a bit strange- I think the fairies took it! I wrote a post and finished it and I SWEAR I pressed ‘publish’… apparently not? It’s up now though, please visit! I’ll go to yours now! 🙂

  2. June 26, 2011 12:31 pm

    I know that 10 y/o children have mastered the art of crochet, a few even younger, and I’ve know a couple with ADHAD who are mad (in a good way) crocheters, crocheta rtists! yet I struggled with the basics. You are saying there is still hope for me???

    I have collected crochet patterns for decades, never giving up hope.

    • June 26, 2011 1:40 pm

      There is definately still hope!! I suggest following along with some youtube links- they’re generally very helpful! I think that once you can hold it right and get the tension right it pretty much comes naturally after a tiny while! Thanks for your comment!

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