new endeavors – starting to crochet


i did it. i spontaneously started crocheting. after years of debating if i should start knitting or crocheting i still didn't really make a decision. nevertheless, i started a crochet project. the worst that can happen is figuring out along the way that i might rather have tried knitting, right?

the reason why i started on it was that i bought a knitting doll for a little artsy friend of mine. (in case you don't know what a knitting doll is, i'll introduce you to them next week, i'm getting a little post together for you). instead of coming with a hook it came with a very unpractical needle. so i went to the craft store to purchase a crochet hook for her and came home with a whole collection of hooks in different sizes since the multi-pack was so reasonably priced... those marketing guys, they got me again! well, now that i had hooks at home i went online for instructions on how to get started on my first crochet project, and also got some tips from a friend.

my mom showed me via skype how to do a second kind of crochet stitch which makes it go much faster, this will be better for me at least for this first project because i need some instant gratification to keep going, the more progress i see the better.

since i took the photo i have gotten a bit further, but it is just as you would expect a beginner piece to look like: very uneven, but that's okay. regardless of the mistakes, i am admittedly a little bit proud of myself :)

have you also started a brand new hobby lately?

10 comments:

Nathalie Kalbach said...

i love it! I haven't done this in a long time...mhhh- you make me wanna do it again.

Jane@Buzzmills said...

I've always wanted to be a knitter...i come from a long line of them ;) but I've never gotten the hang of it and, honestly, probably never took enough time to learn. Perhaps I should give crocheting a go! Great job!!! :)

Andrea D. said...

That looks very even for a beginner! Great job!
I love to crochet because it is so much faster than knitting and so much easier to unravel.

Many greetings from Germany!
Andrea

Gina @ Oaxacaborn said...

Excellent!! Oh, it looks much neater than mine looked when I started -- I'd say you're a natural! How fun :)

Marianne said...

Those pieces look lovely! Kee on, and you'll be so happy about your progress. Who knows? Maybe you'll end up chrocheting a blanket for a king-size bed ;))

Marianne said...

.....keeP on.....

KatEzat said...

Go Simona!!!

I'm making lots of little crochet squares and I'm going to sew them all together for a blanket.

See: http://lifesjewelsonstring.blogspot.de/2012/09/granny-square-blanket.html

Well done, enjoy your success. In my experience, with Mama on Skype and Youtube you can learn anything you want to!

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Yay for new hobbies. Good luck!

Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

Well done for trying something new! It looks like a great start. Cant wait to see where you take this new skill of yours xx

sylvia said...

I'm super super impressed Simona!! Great job so far!Soon you can make a dress ;-))

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