Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crochet

Ai, I have a quilt blog and now I'm into crocheting :-)



I taught my daughter how to crochet....


I made these key ring ducks in different colors since everyone likes it and would love to have one by me..


I bought some lovely yarn. (believe me being in a yarn shop is the same as being in a quilt shop I'm drooling over the yarn, at the colors and the feel of it. I want to buy everything *sigh* I wish I wasn't that crafty and want to do it all!)



Well I choose a 100% alpaca wool from drops in a natural color. It feels so soft.
I want to make a small lap size blanket of it.
I will use this pattern. (click) For my english readers click here.

Though.. I'm not experienced with crocheting and there is a difference in the pattern and how it is crochet at the picture. The description of how to crochet the grannies together is minimal and I think it is for someone more experienced
I found out that I made a mistake and I have to crochet the last row of the pile (left hand at the picture) of grannies over....

But I'm still enthusiastic about it. It is so easy to pick up.

I will keep you up posted about my progress...

Lucy

29 comments:

Rachel D. said...

Watching crochet on a quilting blog is no problem for me.
I love this nature color. The advantage of this crochet pattern is that you can take it with you wherever you go. Wishing you lot of fun with this beautiful project.

betty prins said...

I how I love the crochet blocks, and so nice in this light color!

Lodie said...

It's not a problem to mix crochet and patch :) Both of them are so nice!
Il love these blocks and I'd like to make the same:)
I'll come back to see the end of this sweet project!

Laura said...

I love your work, it is beautiful. warm smiles Laura

fabriquefantastique said...

what nice looking yarn

Wieke van Keulen said...

Gaaf Lucy, alleen een tip, haak ze meteen aan elkaar vast, dat scheelt een hele hoop werk en een hele hoop afwerkdraadjes...

Diane H said...

Your yarn looks lovely. I picked up my crochet last week after years of not doing it and I'm really enjoying it.

Willy said...

Prachtig garen heb je gekozen en het patroontje ziet er ook mooi luchtig gehaakt uit zoals het op die manier aan elkaar gehaakt gaat worden.
Mijn dochter haakt ook sinds de kerstvakantie en ze heeft de smaak helemaal te pakken.

Suburban Stitcher said...

I have a cross-stitching blog and all I do (lately) is knit! And before that...quilt...so I'm going with...crafter extraordinaire :)

Ann said...

The wool is so beautiful, soft and the colour is gorgeous. This is going to be a lovely blanket. Your crochet is simply beautiful Lucy ...

Kathie said...

oh Lucy these are so pretty!
I Love the soft natural look to this yarn.
ok that duck is just too adorable!
pink please :)
Kathie

Angela said...

I love your quilts but I love crochet, too -- really any handcraft. I think a lot of us are like that :)

Mary said...

This is going to be beautiful, Lucy! I have a quilt blog but post about all kinds of other things, too, so I'm happy to see your variety. The yarn you chose looks so soft and wonderful!!! You're doing a beautiful job.

Haley said...

I quilt and crochet too. :-) It's nice to see others do a variety of crafty things!

Ruby's said...

This sounds such an interesting project.
Warmest regards,
Ruby

CrochetnQuilt said...

Hooray! I have loved your quilts and now I get to watch your progress and creations in crochet. Good luck!

quiltygal said...

When I started crocheting I found heaps of help & really good tutorials on Attic24 blog nice patterns too try there xx

Susan In Texas said...

The wool is such a dreamy color - love it! My blog covers quilting only when I'm not busy knitting, crocheting or doing cross-stitch or embroidery, so you are not alone in having a wandering eye for the needle arts.

Susan in Texas

donnacrafts said...

Lucy this is to funny. You will laugh at the crochet afghan I just posted on my cross stitch sampler blog. I love all crafts.

http://crossstitchsamplers.blogspot.com

Enjoy.
Donna

Cassandra Teo said...

Nice one you've got there... Please visit my blog when you had the time.. :)

ParisMaddy said...

Simply fabulous little blocks. Love the yarn

rayrose said...

Nice one, very creative
SpeedyCourse

Elle said...

These look beautiful! I'm sure the blanket will be lovely!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That is going to be a lovely blanket/quilt/afghan thing. Such tiny pieces.

Gail said...

Hi Lucy,
I'm making a "granny afghan" also but mine is made from acrylic. I've been working on the squares for 2 years and like you, I'm at a loss how to put them together. At one point I had to start all over again, when I discovered I'd used two different sizes of crochet hooks and the blocks didn't fit together!

Love your choice of alpaca yarn.

Gail

Thriftyideastoday said...

Wow....love the color and the design...this is going to be wonderful.

Lyn's Place said...

love the look of the yarn! Nice!

Quilts And Pieces said...

OK, that little key ring chick is adorable!

Laurie said...

The little duck is so adorable! Is there a pattern for him? I've searched the internet and can't seem to find one.

Wonderful blog... and I find the more crafts I do, the more I get distracted by others... :) I consider it a healthy form of ADD LOL