18 April 2012

Crochet Project

I have managed to master my first little crochet project. Yay! After getting it very wrong with my first attempt:

I tried again and somehow made an actual crochet flower!!

It's funny to think that it is essentially a neat formation of knots.

Much better! I had lots of help from Ian's sister, but i'm very proud. Doing this little project has given me *little* addiction to crochet. I have mastered chains, double and treble crochet, but I still need to learn how to slip stitch which seems to be a must to make a granny square.

Since spotting Nicki's from homebird blog (one of my favourite blogs) large granny square blanket, I keep thinking about making it as my next project. A bit too ambitious? Maybe..but I want to give it a go and see what happens.

We had another long weekend filled with way too much food,a BBQ, a christening and two birthdays..one being Ian's.  He took Monday & Tuesday off work, so we had fun galavanting about doing little things to keep us busy, like shopping and going out to eat. There is still a slice of chocolate cake with my name on it, but I need to stop being naughty and eat better. Hmmm...

Everything is back to normal now, which i'm a little glad about. After two weeks of going out I am looking forward to having a normal cosy quiet Friday night in,watching Gardeners World (you wouldn't think we are in our 20's lol ) and hopefully getting on with a giant granny square blanket.

Happy Wednesday!

Gemma x

P.s - Hello new followers! 


  1. Oh Gem, I am so pleased you took the plunge to learn to crochet. Slip stich is easy and you will get it in no time. I am just sorry to say that your life will be taken by the crochet bug. It has been almost 15 years for me. :)

  2. How sweet is that. My crocheting is pants. I'm not giving up though, you never know one day I might get it right.

    X x

  3. i love the little rose you made. it has been many years since i crocheted anything, i don't know if i would remember how to do it!!! the little roses would be cute in each square of a granny square blanket....i can't wait to see what you make.

    i could sure go for a nice thick slab of chocolate cake!!


  4. Yay you mastered the crochet flower :) It looks great. I am still yet to pick up my crochet hooks, but I will x x x x

  5. i haven't mastered the flower!! it takes me ages to learn the simple things - more complex things are no bother tho :) keep at it :D

  6. Well done! I CANNOT master crochet and feel like I need a one-to-one tutorial to get there but I will persevere! Lovely to have found you!

  7. Well done! I struggle too. although I can do a square. So you most certainly also. Look at your amazing rose. Thanks for sharing, I will follow on my way out so I know the path back to your special place. I hope you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to supporting and engaging together. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  8. Hi Gemma, your crochet flowers look wonderful! : ) Can't wait to see what more you do. Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend full of crocheting. I hear it can be a bit addictive!

    Happy Sunday!

    Danielle xo

  9. Hooray for you! I really want to learn how to crochet this year!


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