Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Crochet Fun

After working hard on my secret sewing project; that I cannot disclose until a later date, which means until it’s done and I’ve gifted it to the unsuspecting recipient; and watching some Whose Line is it Anyway? I pulled out a skein (that’s your $10 word for the day) of yarn and started crocheting. The yarn I chose was fairly thick, and I used a 9mm crochet needle (also called size 13, or M/N; take your pick). My crochet buddy zonked out on me part way through:

Apparently it was past her bedtime :P. For this little impromptu project I was thinking of making it a washcloth, then I decided on adding some kind of hanger to it and making it a pot holder. Though I wouldn't really suggest using it to pull something hot out of the oven, but it would work for placing on a counter/table and putting a hot bowl on it I think. I used the basic single crochet stitch for this potholder, so with the thicker yarn and larger needle, this was done in about an hour. For a handle, I braided 6 pieces of yarn and put a knot on each end of the braid. I then pulled the knots through stitches in the pot holder to keep the handle in place and you get this!

My ongoing crochet project is a blanket that I have been working on for over a year now. For this blanket I'm using a half double crochet stitch. This is what I have done so far:

Still quite a bit to get done, but this was my very first venture into crocheting and I'm really excited about how it's looking! Since it was my first time crocheting, I made my base chain wayyy too long. So this is going to be a very long blanket :P.

Happy Crocheting! :)

1 comment:

  1. Lots of "ten dollar words" in that there post! Not sure I know of what the meaning of a one of them is in fact. But it sounds like you know of what you do and that's what matters! Quite the skill set you have Suzy! I look forward to seeing your latest project completed! : )