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Post by Adrian on 17th May 2010, 12:06 pm

Well for me it is.

Earlier this year, my MIL sent me the first part of a part series about learning to crochet (she had bought one for herself a well).

Well, I am used to succeeding at any craft I turn my hand to, I am fairly crafty and have a feel for most - not so with crochet. Bloody yarn kept falling off the hook, I couldn't get the tension right and the whole thing was literally thrown across the room on several occasions...

Finally, because I am stubborn and hate to be defeated by wool, I cracked it and have started on my first big project. I have to admit that I think that I now prefer crochet to knit, I prefer the texture of the material it produces and the overall look.

Here is a photo of my nearly finished first strip of the throw I am making..

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Post by polgara on 17th May 2010, 3:43 pm

Well done that man. Looks good. I still prefer knitting as I can watch TV at the same time..

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Post by Jaded Green on 17th May 2010, 6:18 pm

I can't get to grips with crochet!

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Post by Adrian on 17th May 2010, 6:27 pm

It was only sheer bloody mindedness that stopped me from chucking it JG, it was a nightmare getting the hang of it.

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Post by MrsC on 18th May 2010, 8:57 am

I did a one day crochet course once and it did just seem to click. Slight problem is that I've not gone back to it since... Really ought to do so sometime soon...

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Post by Chickadee on 8th June 2010, 4:48 pm

I was the same as you Badger. Got so frustrated to start with and ended up with a squishy triangle instead of the square I was trying to make now I'm totally in love with it.
I love the simplisity of it, if I make a mistake I can usually cover it up and if i'm doing a piece without a pattern I can just change it as i go. I also change patterns to suit me. I could never have done any of this with knitting after just a year.

Your work looks super neat too. Nice one. Smile
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Post by boobiejuicemama on 8th June 2010, 10:19 pm

I have come to loathe knitting because for
me it takes soooo long and I get too impatient,
but crochet is so much faster I love it! That
portion of your throw would make a lovely
scarf Badger Smile
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Post by danksshady on 10th June 2010, 8:25 am

I admire your determination badger - I used to crochet as a teenager but I'll be blowed if I can get to grips with it now
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Post by Adrian on 10th June 2010, 10:35 am

I'm now halfway through the 3rd stripe, will put up a photo later of the first two now they have been finished and joined.

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Post by polgara on 18th June 2010, 2:25 pm

Well I have not done any crochet for several weeks, result is that I had totally forgotten how to do it, but under way again now.

OH promised some people knitted hats for the footy season, so I have been doing those in the evening. I have told him he is not to give away my time again. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by bikebum1975 on 25th June 2010, 11:04 pm

Cool Badger been toying around with trying it myself tossed around doing that or getting into knitting. May try both lol.
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Post by polgara on 18th September 2010, 11:05 am

Got back to doing my crochet squares now, lots more to do before I have a blanket though. Kepp getting stopped by the usrge to knit.

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Post by Adrian on 18th September 2010, 10:08 pm



Current crochet project - just over halfway through...

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Wow :bigclap:

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Post by Adrian on 19th September 2010, 3:03 pm

Thanks Pol

its a slow process, but its getting there.
Once its done, I will be starting to process raw fleece and spinning my own yarn, so I may be a while in starting a new project ...

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Post by Compostwoman on 19th September 2010, 5:24 pm

That is really lovely Badger.

I am struggling with crochet so am concentrating on knitting at the mo.

And felting.
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Post by Hathorite on 25th September 2010, 4:46 pm

Oh wow, that's brilliant! I had a friend sit me down once to show me a little bit of crochet, and I actually really enjoyed it. I keep debating getting into it a bit more - I can't knit to save my life.
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Post by budburst12 on 25th September 2010, 10:09 pm

wow Badger, what a gorgeous blanket! You must feel well chuffed with yourself at that!
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Post by Hathorite on 14th October 2010, 3:43 pm

I got a rather passable kit delivered today to do some handwarmers; I opened up the kit with much excitement, and then read the instructions:

2ch * 1 sc in next 1st chain loop, 1ch * rep from *to* end the row with 1sc in the last chain lp.

Er....what? I just stared at the directions with a fair bit of bogglement, then gave up and decided I'd just single-stitch the whole thing, which is what I'm currently doing! There's a wee floral decal that is supposed to go on these (if I can bring myself to put a flower on anything I wear) which will probably also need translation.

I'm actually surprised my fingers remember what they're doing; I haven't done any crochet in years, and while that's encouraging, I did intend on making some of these things for mates this Xmess, but as I wanted to try something infinitely more interesting than single-stitch I'm a bit frustrated now.

For example, these are GORGEOUS and my friends would love these for sure, but i stare at the pattern and think "quoi?"

http://crochetinsider.com/pattern/afternoon-tea-fingerless-gloves

Translations, anyone?

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Post by MrsC on 14th October 2010, 3:47 pm

I'll start by saying that I have only ever done a one day crochet course and I'm currently sat here with a crochet book in front of me to try to help.

Well ch = chain and as dc = double crochet I'm guessing that sc may be single crochet?

Does that help or confuse things more??? Badger's done some crochet recently so he mat be able t help and I'm sure others will be able to!

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Post by Adrian on 14th October 2010, 4:16 pm

I can help - will put something up here tonight

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Post by Hathorite on 14th October 2010, 5:10 pm

Cheers - I think I got this bit sussed but I'm sure something else will stump me in future so I'd greatly appreciate having something to refer back to.

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