Some of what I have crocheted
So here is an update of some of the things I have made since I started to crochet.
This was made with a rather fluffy chunky acrylic yarn, which kept catching on the 6mm hook, so I did this looser effect using a 9mm hook. It is very fast to make. This was one ball of yarn and I was going to add more to make it longer, except I found I rather liked it short, it is more practical under a jacket.
I also used the 9mm hook to make this hat, but as this is a super chunky yarn the stitches are much tighter.
I then got hold of some fancy fluffy yarn which works very well combined with a strand of DK. This one is again using the 9mm hook. The first photo is without flash, the second is a close up using flash, so the colours look a bit different.
Having enjoyed the 9mm so much I bought a massive 15mm hook and had a go at another colour of fluff, this time red, combined with a black DK. This worked up even faster 🙂
I don’t think the photos do it justice, it is actually rather nice and drapes well.
The daffodil must have taken at least as long as a scarf, if not longer! It was fiddly, but very satisfying and I was pleased with the result. I made it for my Mum for Mothers’ Day and sewed a brooch fastening to the back so she can wear it 🙂 She loves daffs anyway, I hope she likes it!
I learned 3 new stitches making the daff. The petals start with an American triple, which I failed to notice until I had automatically done an English triple, even though it was followed by my first new stitch, which was described in the pattern as a double triple (English treble triple). Of course I realised before I had gone too far and unpicked. It was easy enough to work out how to do the English double triple I should have done.
I don’t find the difference in terminology a huge issue, but if tired it’s easy to make a mistake like that 🙂 Then the points on the petals are picot, another new stitch for me, and one I had to look up on the web. I think they worked OK anyway. It’s nice to make something as a special personal gift 🙂
This is not all I have made now, but the latest was a Top Secret Project. I bought the yarn on Thursday and finished the first prototype this morning. The garment was not an unmitigated disaster, but nor was it the resounding success I had dreamed of 🙂 Designing stuff is tricky, but fun. I got more yarn today and have begun Mark II.