Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crochet Family

As I had written earlier I learned crochet from my MIL. I have seen my grandma and aunt crochet bags. My SIL has her own blog. So I can say ours is a crochet family. I am posting a few works of my MIL.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One more....

I made this hat for a friend. I got this pattern from youtube. I have used puff stitch in this hat. I crocheted an extra round to increase the size as I felt the size given in the instruction will not fit an adult.
The visual instruction for this hat : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8lLMHpt1Sw&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=203DB010F79C5E97

The Kingston Hat

This is my all time favourite. I started doing this hat with a bigger crochet hook and it turned out to very big. So I made something else with that. I tried it again and this time I was very successful. Here are the pictures.
And I made one for my princess!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Little Red Riding Hood

My daughter has been my motivation for knitting and crochet. Now she is my model too. I crocheted a thin strap knit top for her. It took me a day to finish it in between cooking and other household duties. My husband made her wear it yesterday. It was perfect and very cute. Here is the picture.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

H for Hat!

I am not friends with hats coz everytime I sit to crochet a hat it either turns to be very small or very big. I crocheted couple of hats without following any instructions. It turned out to be better than the ones that I made with written and visual instructions. I got the pattern for this hat from a baby magazine.

One thing I like about hats are they can be made within an hour. The next one is the hat that I made for my daughter..


Though I have used star stitch in my previous project I wanted to make something that has maximum star stitch in it. So I crocheted a skirt for my daughter. I made a belt with a different colour.

Yarn - Red heart

Crochet hook size K

Double crochet, treble crochet (for the belt loop), half double crochet and star stitch.

Here are the links for the instructions on how to do the stitches.

Double crochet - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gQMTXrIP40

Trebel crochet - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRzWtBaOkHg&feature=channel

Half double crochet - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL4YCmIrCgw&feature=channel

Star stitch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inUleg__vaU

My first crochet project!

When I started my first crochet project all I knew was the chain and single crochet. I learned a few more stitches while doing this top. I made this for niece. Instructions given in Youtube helped me a lot to learn new stitches.

I have used crochet, double crochet, trebel crochet and star stich in this dress. I used a K size crochet hook.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Its been a long time....

since I posted here. I haven't stopped my jewelery making or other artworks, but its just that I don't post it here. I thought I should do something to keep my mind working. So I am back in the scene. I learned a few new things. One to mention is crochet. I tried learning crochet from my MIL when I started knitting. But I found it very hard to hold the yarn and the needle. Rather I wasn't very keen in crochet. I felt knitting to be more easy than crochet. I didn't stop watching crochet videos though. Thanks to my husband's iPhone. One night I was watching a movie and finishing a sweater. There was patch left to be knitted. I thought I would try crochet. I couldn't believe what I was doing. I finished the front portion of the sweater even before I realized whats happening.

So thats the story with me and crochet. I am working on few projects. I shall keep posting the pics very soon. Enjoy!