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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Adventures in crocheting.


In August of last year - 2014 - we went on holiday as always and I asked Mum to teach me how to crochet. So she taught me how to make a granny square using odd bits of her wool. It was hilarious in more ways than one as I struggled and at times longed to toss it across the room. When finally I managed the first bit I announced proudly "Look, I made a circle."
Mum grinned. "Well done. It's meant to be a square."
They are now known in my house as squircles - square circles. 

 my first square
well square ish. hence the name squircle!


I bought some wool and kept going in a vain attempt to crack the granny square before i reached 50. Unsure what to do with my little square, I simply kept adding rows to it. Until the square was roughly 16 rows big.

 
The cat borrowed it on one occasion... This was before she was taught the table was off limits.

 

then i made another 5 and got mum to teach me how to join them together and edge.

The really confusing thing is the names of the stitches. Thing is we Brits call them one thing and the American's something different.

So... what we call a double crochet in the US is a single crochet.
We call it a triple. The US calls it a double.

Sooooooo.... when i follow a pattern as I'm starting to do so, it's very, very confusing. And if I've used an online pattern in a blog entry, i will share the links and the credit as it's only fair.

Mum says I can now do more than she can....as she can make blankets and nothing else. I've made Tardis's, rabbit, teddy, owl, mouse... but more of that in another entry.


2 comments:

Mary Manners said...

This is so awesome, Clare. How DO you manage to accomplish so many wonderful things simultaneously? I stand in awe!

Niki Turner said...

You and my daughter share this awesome talent. I can tie a knot. On a good day. ;)
You might like her blog, she shares patterns of things she makes. Here's the link: http://www.walkerwhimsy.com/search/label/%7Bcrochet%7D