Friday, December 18, 2009

I can crochet...albeit not very well, but I I DID IT!!!!


I got a bee in my bonnet this week, and wanted to get something crafty and portable! A sewing machine is not in that category. I have tried knitting and it did not strike a chord in my life, so I thought I would try something different...CROCHETING!!!!

So Julia found me this awesome book, and needle set for $9.99, and I set to work.


My first creation I tried out the single crochet stitch in baby blue



Then I decided to try something different in my favorite shade of green. I tried the double half crochet stitch, and it started out rough. I had many problems with turning the corners as you can see with the wave in the middle....

I got the hang of the corners after watching a great youtube tutorial and the end was very even~
Not wanting to waste all of my effort and time that I had spent so I turned it into a neck warmer of sorts...Laura style!

So I grabbed some thrifted buttons from an old coat of mine, stitched them in place, and Voila...


Perfectly hidden curvy parts under my collar, and snuggly warm for these cold days~


~Thanks for looking~

Laura



6 comments:

  1. Oh Birdie....how beautiful. I love the colors and what you did with the yarn. The scarf is adorable!
    Leave it to you to come up with this idea!
    Love, Momma

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  2. Wow, you did an amazing job! I too love the colors, and how perfect is that scarf for this time of year? Wonderful job

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  3. I love that collar...and how you ingeniously made the best of your waviness. The color is great! I need one of these.

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  4. So so cute . I would buy one!

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  5. beautiful collar! the color is lovely and suits you very well :)hope your weekend is lovely!

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  6. Amazing so talented! you picked it up so easy. Is it easier to grasp than knitting?

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