Friday, 17 October 2014

Finished Crochet - Christmas bunting


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...

:)

14 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous project, and a super productive way of spending your recuperation time, I am sure your mum will love it! x

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    1. Thanks, hopefully she'll be impressed!

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  2. Yay! Glad you got the hang of it, it looks great! Xx

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    1. Thanks, I kind of want to keep it now! :)

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  3. Wow, it looks amazing!! I'm impressed that you did it so quickly. I've been working on my cushion cover for over a year. I go through phases where I get bored of it....

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    1. Oh I definitely do that with things too, I figured this was small enough that I could get it done fairly quickly though...

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  4. I love it,it's so pretty and very Christmasy!

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    1. Thanks, I'm excited to make more decor now!

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  5. Ooh, love it! (I also really like your fireplace as well!) :-) xx

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    1. Me too, I want to steal it if I move! :)

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  6. They look fantastic! I hope you're feeling better now x

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  7. Looks great, I need to learn how to crochet :)

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