Friday, September 15, 2006

A finished Crochet project!

Oh, and you thought I wasn't really going to give it a try...



Started and Finished: Sept 14, 2006 Seriously, it was one night of watching tv.
Pattern: One Skein Scarf from the Happy Hooker
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool
Adjustments...none really. I used the same size hook to cast on and crochet the project...yeah that was a mistake. They tell you to cast on with a larger hook for a reason people! That edge is a little tighter...but it looks fine.

I actually like the scarf...it is "pretty"...I like the colour much better than the black one I had started. (the yarn is better than the black one that contained acrylic). It's really long so you can wrap it around a couple times...or not.

I am by no means becoming a crocheter...but I like learning something new, and expanding my skills. Now maybe I won't avoid any knitting projects that need a little crochet!

17 comments:

Marianne said...

That turned out so nicely!

Crochet IS more knotty than knitting, but don't think of it as any more of a grandma craft than knitting. Maybe it's all in who exposes you to what -- I learned how to crochet when I was 8 and my chain-smoking, gamblign babysitter taught me. *grin*

Crochet is FAST and I think it makes for awesome afghans and fantastic stuffed animals. I'd MUCH rather freeform crochet a three-dimensional object. *nod*

Marisa said...

Your scarf is so cute! Don't you just love the "Happy Hooker" book? I taught myself to crochet from it as well :)

Stephanie said...

Wow. That was quick. One night!

andrea said...

It's beautiful! like all the things you do. I prefer knitting too, but now that you tried, consider it when you have to do a super fast gift, for example.

earthchick said...

Oooh, pretty!

I've had crocheters tell me that a good reason to learn to crochet is how quickly you can crank out an FO. Now that I've seen your scarf that only took an hour, I'm convinced!

Melinda said...

Very nice -- that was my first crochet project too. I love the book! I love the speed of crochet. I do think using "nice" yarn makes a big difference in appreciating crochet. Nothing is nice in Caron acrylic whatever scratchy stuff.

Liz K. said...

I recently took a "Crochet for Knitters" class from my LYS, and it was just enough crochet-info to enhance my knitting. Now I wish I learned a little more to be able to make a lovely scarf like the one you made!

margaux said...

great scarf! i feel the same way with the whole crochet vs. knitting. i actually learned to crochet when i was young and just picked up knitting 3 yrs ago... i LOVE knitting now and my mom who was Die Hard Crochet woman is coming over to the knit side :-) I might have to get that book for nothing other than the great Title.w

Laura B said...

Very pretty scarf! You have to love the speed of crochet.

Emma said...

Very impressive!

Janet said...

Yours looks great! I made mine with one of their new multi-colors and it looks kind of 70's. I like your one color better.

knitnthings said...

Looks great! I never would've guessed that your a new "hooker!"

nikki the blogless said...

Would you look at that! Cute Crochet!

LisaB said...

Way to go for trying something new!

I used to crochet a lot - mostly on afghans. You can make a big blanket relatively quick with crochet.

JulieFrick said...

That's the project that jumped out at me, too, when I got that book. Well, that and the cowgirl hat. I haven't attempted it yet, because I'm not good at counting in crochet. Can never tell if you're supposed to count the loop on the hook or not. Drives me batty. Well done!

viagra online said...

Wow lovely scarf I like it very much, long time ago I use to make that stuff but seems the time change and I have to work more, anyway.
Thanks for sharing.

Karlsson said...

This is amazing I want to create my own cialis online crochet party blog, it'll be related to different crochets we can use in distinct parties, I know it'll be something different and people will love it.