Thursday, June 24, 2010

Granny strip blanket

While blog hopping, i came across Attic 24 which is a crafty blog.  The lady had begun a gorgeous crocheted Granny strip blanket, and i thought it looked absolutely gorgeous... i can do that.. Bahaaaaaaaaaaaa.  Well i was proven wrong.  I have never crocheted before and i remember back to some of Tracey's posts on her efforts of learning to crochet and how she found it quite difficult at first, but she has been mastering it with her little squares.  So i thought the first place to go and work out how to do this isYou tube, if i can find a video that shows me how to do it, maybe i might be able to give it a go.

I cant tell you how many hundreds of times i watched the little clip trying to work out how the hell you do a double crochet stitch.. I mean hundreds of
I cant believe i am going to show you my first few attempts..( you have to promise not to laugh..)  They are unbelievably terrible..  So here is her blanket

and here is my effort...(now you are not allowed to

..her blanket...

my blanket....

"Tracey, I can hear you laughing now as you read"
So anyway after many, many, many, many goes at trying to teach myself how the hell to do a foundation stitch and a double crochet stitch, i ended up with a mass of yarn, that resembled a dog's

 But after a few days of more practise and some new wool and a smaller crochet hook, i actually haven't been doing to   Check this out!!
The great thing about the picture above is that i did it all by myself. I cant believe i taught myself  how to do   Not bad hey!!
I am having fun, learning something new, will keep you updated as to how it is going over the next few weeks.  I figured while i'm still learning, i will just do a small little rug and then will start a new one in all these beautiful colours.( These are the balls of Yarn that Attic 24 used for her rug.)

and to brighten you day, here is a picture of my gorgeous Elise


suzitee said...

To teach yourself to crochet is an awesome achievement, and your efforts so far are looking great! Can't wait to see your progress!

Tracey said...

YOU GO GIRL! So damn proud of you. And thanks for the huge laugh I got while reading your blog. Its amazing how you keep trying and it just doesn't seem to work and then... bang! and there it is you can do it.
Can't wait to see it finished.
So proud of you and welcome to the world of crochet.
love me :-)

Linda said...

Your stripey granny balnket looks wonderful, i am doing one as welland your daughter looks adorable.

Mel Goodsell said...

Your blanket is looking totally gorgeous - I'm so glad you figured it out. I have to say how cute your children are too!!!