Do you remember the Craftsy Crochet Lab class I took during the holiday break? Well… I’ve been a busy little crochet-er these last few weeks. I’ve done lots of practice pieces, completed several small projects and have no less than 5 more projects in process and many more “percolating”…
What I like about crocheting is that it’s portable, I can take it anywhere to keep busy and it’s something I can do while watching our recorded shows in the evening with my hubby and still feel productive.
So far, My favorite projects have been hats. They’re such a quick and easy project and so many patterns to choose from! I’ve been busy making hats for all the little kids I know, including my own. Here are a couple I’ve gotten pictures of so far.
This one turned out just darling! The free pattern is found here: I’m Hooked, Basic Single Crochet Beanie
I don’t remember the tutorial I used for the flowers, but there quite a few free ones available.
For may son, I made this Kid’s Ear flap hat. (Tutorial found here: Kid’s Ear flap hat by Peanutzmom’s Pattern Place.) I left off the little hanging ties because I thought it made the hat look to young, but he says he wants them, so I’ll be putting them on…
Can’t let the Cherrios get soggy!
I know I need to get better at counting my stitches- whatever I’m making always seems to magically gain or loose stitches after a row. (And of course I have to pull entire rows out and start again.)
Now, for all the experienced crocheters out there, I have a question… I recently ordered a bunch of cotton yarn from Joann’s. I didn’t really know what cotton yarn was like, I ordered it because they were having a big sale and the colors were pretty (typical…) Turns out, cotton yarn crochets differently (and not as prettily imo.) So what in the world should I make with this yarn? I would love to hear your ideas!
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