Monday, 3 May 2010

I'm hooked!

I've become obsessed. I have a very long list of things that I should be doing, but instead I'm crocheting. I think I've mastered the Granny square. Turns out that the reason I thought that I was doing it backwards and that my Granny squares looked funny is because I was doing them wrong! I sort of made up my own version of double crochet after not properly understanding the instructions I had read. Once I cleared that up, it was a piece of cake! Then, it was just to decide on what size hook I preferred, the square on the left is 4 rows on a 4mm hook, the one on the right (my preferred gauge) is 5 rows on a 3mm hook. Success! (I'm making these little practice squares using my Yellow Label DK weight yarn.)

Because I don't want to be a one trick pony I decided to try and crochet a circle. Following the instructions for the blanket I showed yesterday (found here) I made these little numbers.

I don't think I can stop. I have no immediate plans for these circles, but I know that I'll be making more tonight!