Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Pics of some projects....

Okay, so here are some pics of the projects that I have completed to date..... Quite a bit when you consider that I learned this on July 23 of this year!

First swatches to learn basica stitches:

Now, bear in mind, I was doing these while sitting on my couch surrounded by people. There had been consumption of beer, though not much, and there were 5 children age 7 and under running around.
And I had never touched a crochet hook in my life. Ever.

So the next day I decided to move on to a blanket for the girls' dolls:

Again, remember I'm a newbie at this. However, notice that, even at this novice stage, I decided I wanted to add a little more interest to my piece by using 2 different stitches. I was impressed with myself!

Next on the project list is my first attempt at a hat.Yeah, it turned out badly, and poor planning on my part was partially to blame. So, I frogged the whole thing. Ribbit!

I did, however, finally figure out hats and made a few:

Next on the list was scarves. Actually, had I been a normal person, scarves would have come before hats, but I have to leap into everything with both feet, you know?

These were actually my first "comission pieces," if you will - a very good friend asked me to make her A scarf, and so we went and got the yarn. From that I made three scarves and a hat. Can we say classic overachiever??

This is my first attempt at doing color changes. I thought it turned out pretty well - it's cotton and is a scarf/belt thingy.... Not sure what I'm going to do with it - sell it, gift it or keep it.....? Any thoughts?

I've also made a shawl :

And a dishcloth:

In the works I have: a belt for Aliceon, 4 afghans, a comfortghan, 3 hats, 2 scarves, a wrap, more discloths, a tote bag and, I'm sure, a couple of other things I'm forgetting.... I love crocheting!!!


Calisews said...

You are doing great, keep on hooking. Sorry, love to throw that pun out there. I was really interested in your hats. Could you tell me what pattern you used for the Velour looking thread? I have a ton of that stuff and just have not found a pattern that looks that good made up. Yours look great.


Kerry Crochets said...

Thanks, Dianna!
Honestly, I didn't use a pattern for that hat. I made it with Lion Brand Suede. I call it my mushroom hat, and have since made two more. My daughter wants one, too, so if you're interested, when I make hers, I can try to write a pattern for you.

Christine said...

Hi there! I have been referred to your blog by a friend (Rebel told me to tell you she sent me) and I am loving your work! I just picked up the crochet hook myself and have been experiencing a problem which I hope you can help me. When I reach the end of a DC row, I experience a scallopping effect. I don't know if it is my tension or if I am chaining too much at the end, but I can't seem to figure it out. I have been recommended to SC all around the edge, but I am lazy and would like to avoid it if I can. Any suggestions? My email is in my profile. Thanks!

Christine Doyle said...

Ok, I just realized my email is not in the profile. Stupid Blogger beta. You can email me at or visit my blog: