Last spring, I decided that I was going to learn to crochet. Not because I was feeling like I didn’t have enough to do already, but because I wanted to have a hobby that was 1) easily portable, 2) not on the computer, and 3) productive. A friend lent me “Stich ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker” by Debbie Stoller and I watched some YouTube videos and slowly figured it out. Here’s what I’ve made over the last few months!
This doll boots pattern was my first attempt. The ones on the top were the very first project and they turned out ok but didn’t fit quite like I thought they should. Then I realized that I was only skipping stitches, not actually decreasing like I was supposed to. The bottom pair went much faster and stay on much better!
The girls wanted hats, so I let them pick out their yarn and did my best. Rowan’s hat is actually an owl hat pattern and Ashlyn’s is a rainbow beanie pattern but I didn’t switch yarns at all in Rowan’s, and only did the ear flaps and edging different for Ashlyn’s, as requested.
My next project was for my cousin’s new baby girl. My cousin is a real country girl at heart, so when I saw this cowboy baby boots pattern I knew I had to make them. Please excuse my ‘picture of a screenshot’ but I didn’t have a camera handy to get a shot of the final product and this was the best I could do.
Can you guess what they’re going to be dressing up for Halloween? I found this R2D2 pattern (note: the instructions say that the stitches should be divisible by 6, but I think it should have been 4 as you are working in quadrants) and I used the owl pattern above for the main hat and then used this pattern for the Princess Leia buns. Now to finish the costumes!
Finally, I thought maybe I should have a hat too. I used this cloche pattern but I had to make it much bigger than the pattern called for, and then I was afraid that I would run out of yarn so I modified the bottom to have a row of reverse half double crochet, and then a final row of reverse single crochet. I had to pull out half of my rows twice to get it how I wanted it to fit, but now I’m quite happy with it!
Do you knit or crochet? What are you working on now?