Friday, 12 June 2009

I did it

I sat down with my magazine, yarn and crochet hook and made this: It's amazing when something is new, how you get excited at the little things. Not only was I amazed that I could actually follow a pattern and it turn into something resembling the picture, but I now know how to make things with flat bottoms with sides going up.

Stitches used were chain, double crochet and half treble. It is finished off with a picot edging.
I should have crocheted the cord, but I couldn't get it to stay neat, so I thought a ribbon would do very nicely, thank you.

I have already bought the yarn for the next project. I think this one will take more than a day to complete though.

J has asked me to make him a little pouch in black and D wants me to teach him to crochet. Hang on boys, mum's still learning here.

16 comments:

loulee said...

Oh well, if you're teaching boys you can teach me too! LOL

Gaynor said...

Me too! I always associated it with old people...now you are gonna show us funky trendy things in cool colours, well I guess I was wrong!
(And I was NOT calling you old lol)

Annie said...

Yea! I knew you'd pick this uo in a wink. Great finish!

hokgardner said...

Very nice.

My mother is here, and whenever she arrives my girls pull out their knitting bags and do their usual free-form knitting. But this time, my mom taught them the basic chain crochet stitch. They've been making long "scarves" ever since.

Terry said...

It looks great with the ribbon you chose! Well done! :0)

zetor said...

Well done it is great!

Karan said...

Great start. I love how your boys are always so keen to try your crafts too. :0)

Rudee said...

Great job! I'm going to take a class in crochet in the fall. Unlike knitting, I just can't seem to teach myself. Not enough needles.

You can do the flat bottom thing with knitting too. You'd have to use double points or a small circ. Join and knit to the diameter you want, then do a purl row for a fold. Continue to knit in the round. I do this to measure for a wine bottle then use the sack I knit as a gift bag. If it's for someone special, I clip wine glass charms all over the sack.

I saw a felted item like this used to store knitting needles. Clever, clever, clever.

paulahewitt said...

you know im insanely jealous at the moment. my first attempts look nothing like this - well done! I have worked out how to do all the stitches you mentioned, but thats all. This looks very very good.

Miss 376 said...

Thanks Paula, now you know how I feel when I see your quilts and embroideries

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely bag! I think you should teach both boys!

Sue said...

I'm anonymous....I hit the wrong button....

Elena said...

You did fantastic job! I love the color of the yarn and ribbon is a very nice touch!

Miriam said...

Congratulations, you did it! Using the same technique you can crochet around a bottle and make a doll of it. It is not hard at all and nice to do.

Sandy said...

Cute, cute....very nice job.

Andee said...

Great job! My crochet is coming along too...nice to change it up and do something new!