My first completed crochet project! I'm a bit proud of myself here, since I managed to do this completely independently of my class. I was off work ill a couple of days last week, which carried on into the weekend, so I thought it was a good time to lie on the sofa with movies and wool. After finding the bunting project on the Let's Knit website (free pattern!) I decided it was time for a bit of extra crochet practise. I had no trouble with it at all - the triangles are just like granny squares and the snowflakes are chains and double crochet. They took about ten minutes each and I LOVED doing them, I think our office window will be getting decorated in snowflakes soon.
As usual my stitches were pretty tight, so the shaping came out a bit curved. I also did the red border around three sides instead of two - that'll teach me to only read the instructions once. The 'string' that holds them together should have an extra chain row on the top but when I started it, it seemed to be taking the design out of shape - again, this was probably down to my tight stitches though.
I've decided to give my first completed crochet project to Mother next month - I got us tickets to the Country Living Christmas Show for her birthday so it seems like an appropriate time! Plus she taught me how to knit many (many many) years ago and it feels right that she should benefit from the eventual evolution of my skills.
Next up, I want to try this cute little pumpkin pattern designed by Jo. Hopefully with my fellow crocheters sat beside me on holiday I should get it semi right...