If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you will have seen lots of pictures and updates recently on my journey of learning to crochet! I was featured in Lets Get Crafting: Knit & Crochet magazine in May as a knitter, and one lazy afternoon I was flicking through the magazine and felt inspired to try one of their crochet patterns. You get free wool & a crochet hook included with the magazine, so I picked it up and had a go. To start with I found it very odd, I’m so used to having two needles I felt I didn’t know what to do with my left hand. I was so clumsy and eventually tied the wool into a huge knot on the end of my hook. It really didn’t come naturally to me, but I’m pretty stubborn and decided not to give up.
I used the magazines Stitch guidelines at the back, which were a godsend. The instructions are so clear with pretty pictures, simple enough for someone like me to follow 😉
I then backed it up by watching lots of YouTube tutorials, over and over until I started to form something that looked a little less like a knot, but stitches. Wonky, but I was going in the right direction.
After lots of practice attempts I’m now working on my first project. A bright, funky sunburst granny square blanket.
(I found the pattern here.)
Here is my attempt so far:
As you can see it’s not perfect, but I’m quite proud of it so far, as a first attempt! I’m waiting until I’ve made all my squares to sew them all together so I can chose a pretty order for them to go in.
I then came up with a fun idea to get all you lovelies onboard with being part of my sunburst blanket. Every time I make a new square I want it to as unique and different as possible. So, below you will see a picture of all of the balls of wool I have collected so far.
I want you to chose your favourite three shades from the below picture so I can make your very own unique square, that will feature in my blanket – dedicated to you, of course! 🙂 When it is done I will take lots of pics and link them back to those who made suggestions.
Leave me a comment below with your choice of colours like this.
(The outer edge will always be cream, so no need to chose that one)
Here are your choices:
I want to get some more colours so will let you know when I do.
I’m also thinking of posting a tutorial on this, would you like to see that?
Right, suggestions and colours please….. GO!