Mar 13, 2012

Crochet - My First Scarves!

 About three years ago, I started knitting and thought that was just fine -- until I saw all these cute crochet projects popping up online. So I decided I needed to learn how to crochet. I used this book to get me going.
 And I made two child-sized scarves. Really. Fast. I mean.....within a couple hours both were done (after, of course, I got the hang of using a hook). I couldn't believe it. Knitting takes soooo long. But here I was with not one, but two finished products in very little time.
 For these scarves, I used super bulky Lion Brand Hometown yarn (and yes, using super bulky makes everything go even faster). These were done using the very basics of crochet. Next, I have to learn how to do more complicated stitches. Though, from what I've heard, it's not that complicated.
 I think because I already know how to knit, crochet has come pretty easy to me -- so far. But overall, I think it's a much easier skill to learn than knitting and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to delve into the crocheting/knitting world.
My scarves aren't anything fancy, but the kids loved getting them! And now I feel more confident about trying "fancier" crochet projects. I don't know what it is about cowls right now, but I really want to do this one next because I really wanted to win the one Vanessa did here, but didn't. I love her gray/white color combo. :)
Linking up with these parties:
Sugar Bee Crafts
Funky Polka Dot Giraffe

2 comments:

  1. Well done you! Those scarves are super-cute! I love the colours you chose too! I just can't get the hang of crochet at all - I'm finding it so frustrating, as I just keep thinking it really can't be as hard as I'm making it!!! Thanks for the book tip, though. I may have to get it. As it's for kids, it might explain things differently (and be more at my level)! ;-)
    Carly
    x

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  2. I knew you could do it... I knew it... love them

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