‘Easy’ little crochet made me a little crochety

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On a mission to use up some of my yarn stash and recently inspired by a successful completed crochet project I decided to go for a new project/new stitch. In a magazine I found a lovely selection of ‘new’ square crochet samples and chose some that were labelled as ‘easy’, thinking once I’ve done those I could move onto ‘intermediate’. I wasn’t kidding myself that I’d be on the ‘advanced’ ones for a while though I did get carried away looking at crocheted lamp shades and toilet seat covers much to the horror of my non-crafting hubby (which look fun but will never actually be my style). However, I was stumped again. Reading a crochet pattern does just not come naturally to me. Maybe learning more crochet will just take time – is what I said to myself after Version #1. Versions #2 and #3 made me crochety, stick and cotton yarn being cast aside for a few days …

But Version #4 I stuck with and eventually I had 9 samples of #Version 4. I have no idea what am I going to do with my new piece. Perhaps it’s a mat for under a plant pot or fruit bowl? It’s not perfect, need to work on tension but the stash of my cotton yarn is now less at least! It’s a learning curve this crochet lark. I admire the skill of all the crocheters out there.

12 thoughts on “‘Easy’ little crochet made me a little crochety

    IdleEmma said:
    September 1, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    As a crochet, I do love seeing people discovering the joy of crocheting! I think your piece looks lovely.
    I always turn small pieces I don’t know what to do with into blankets for the various cat beds I have around the house but depending on the size of it, you could always sew a backing to it and turn it into a cushion cover.

      tinaor responded:
      September 1, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      IdleEmma – thank you – I did consider a cushion but it will probably just be a little table mat on a summer table – could look pretty under a water jug and glasses perhaps.

        IdleEmma said:
        September 1, 2020 at 8:16 pm

        That it could, it’s got lovely colours for summer!

    knittingjane said:
    September 1, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    It’s so pretty ☺

    quiteayarnblog said:
    September 2, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Very pretty 🙂 It looks like you are doing really well with crochet to me!

      tinaor responded:
      September 3, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you quiteayarnblog. Don’t look too closely as the wiggly edges then!

    Manish said:
    September 11, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for sharing best article !!

      tinaor responded:
      September 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you

    Kellie said:
    September 21, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    It looks great! This post made me smile as I have started some “easy” projects too that ended up being not so easy! Thanks for sharing.

    quietwatercraft said:
    October 8, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    It looks fab to me! Gorgeous colour choices too.

      tinaor responded:
      October 8, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you.

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