Wednesday, 13 March 2013

As if my addiction to yarn crafts wasn't bad enough already...

It's Yarn Along day! and I have something completely different to share this week.  I was happily knitting away on my second Miette cardigan when I saw Lucy's beautiful picture of the flowers she's crocheting for an Easter wreath project and I decided to give her tutorial for a teeny tiny flower a go.

I've always been vaguely aware of how to crochet but it's never really clicked for me before.  I can make a basic granny square and I've improvised a few things over the years but the tutorials over at Attic 24 are so well written that I actually managed to follow along and make something resembling the pictures!

Crocheted flowers

Hot on the heels of my first successful flower, I kind of ran with it and ended up with a little bouquet of crocheted flowers - teeny tiny flowers led to crocheted flowers and leaves and then on to Lucy's new daffodil and Japanese Quince!

Gettting carried away with rocheted flowers

That I was really a beginner and had never followed a crochet pattern before and then ended up with these beauties is testimony to the fact that Lucy's patterns are easy to follow.

I'm playing with the idea of making a Spring wreath now, we shall see (I also may or may not have started making hexagons *cough* if I ever go bankrupt it will be because of my yarn habit, I'm sure!).

Crocheted japanese quince


There hasn't been much reading this week but I'm really enjoying the new issue of Taproot.  In particular the conversation with William Coperthwaite.

What yarny goodness are you up to at the moment?

42 comments:

  1. Lovely flowers, I too would like to learn to crochet so I can make some flowers. Thank you for the link I am going to head over there!

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    1. Thanks - I hope you find it as useful as I have!

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  2. I really LOVE the tutorials on Attic 24, her blog is a must read - as is yours of course! I have been crocheting flowers, granny squares for a blanket and also borders for my embroidery projects. I find crochet much easier and quicker than knitting as I can never get the tension right when knitting.

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    1. Lucy is so clever, isn't she?
      I find tension with crochet more difficult but I love it for edgings.

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  3. I love that you are knitting the same sweater again. I do that a lot, when you stumble upon a good pattern you just have to knit it again!

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    1. Absolutely - I love a well written pattern.

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  4. I love crochet and I have also used a couple of tutorials of Lucy's - the Christmas decorations are lovely even if I was scratching my head a little! The colours you've used are really nice :-) I'm ignoring a cabled hat that I'm knitting for a friend. I cabled part of the plaited bit the wrong way and had to frog it back to flaps!! We aren't speaking yet, but thankfully I have until November to knit it. I'm crocheting a blanket this year. I was following a CAL, but I don't like all of the squares so I'm making it up as I go along with squares from the internet and books. Using huge yarn and hook so it works up quickly and I should have a massive afghan by December.

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    1. It's great to see your creative surge at the moment, Sarah!

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  5. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! What a lovely surprise to find some Blooming Hooky on your blog Hannah! Your flowers are a delight and I'm so glad my tutes have inspired you to give it a go. Please do join me with the Spring wreath making, go-on-go-on, you know you want to!!!
    I won't be at K&N this week I don't think (painting my studio), but hope to see lots of floral goodness accompanying you next week ;O)
    Much love
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Blooming Hooky made me laugh!
      I'm looking forward to getting a peek at your studio. See you next week :o)

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  6. Oh my goodness, those flowers are beautiful! You have to show us the wreath if you make one!

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  7. Oh I just love those little flowers! I have only crocheted a bit but I may give this a go--all the knitting I could embellish..LOL!

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne - I keep thinking about all of the ways knitting and crochet could compliment eachother!

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  8. Love to see your crochet work, the flowers are very cute and so Spring-ish! :)

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  9. The crocheted flowers are beautiful.

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  10. Crochet isn't all that difficult now, is it? Your flowers turned out quite nicely. :)

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    1. Not the way Lucy writes it but I am still struggling with patterns from books....

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  11. Don't you love Lucy? She has an amazing talent and her color choices are always perfect! You will get used to crochet. I am glad I learned to crochet first and then knit. Crochet flowers can be so fun and turn out so lovely! Can't wait to see your wreath. I pinned Lucy's awhile back and have been playing with the idea too!

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    1. I do! I'm a latecomer to her blog but am really enjoying learning new things.

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  12. Ooo!! Well done, the flowers are beautiful. You just have to make the wreath, go for it!

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  13. Your flowers are gorgeous. I've been crocheting for 47 years but I still enjoy Lucy's tutorials.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. oh my goodness these flowers are beautiful! if i ever get the courage to go beyond grannys i am heading straight to lucy! at least if you are bankrupt (me too) we will be surrounded by lovely wooly things. :)

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  15. Nice job!

    I dabble in crochet myself, but I'll have to check out the Attic24 blog a little further.

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    1. Do - the tutorials are lovely and picture-heavy so they're so simple to follow!

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  16. Well done Hannah, your flowers are gorgeous. I also really enjoy Lucy's blog.

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  17. our crocheting skill set sounds alike---and I, too, have managed to follow Lucy's tutorials beautifully. Loving the flowers! wreath? go for it!

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  18. Wow! It's amazing! I also want to make a spring wreath:) You inspired me! Thank You!

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    1. Thank you - I look forward to seeing your wreath :o)

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  19. A little spring wreath sounds so great! I love your little flowers!

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  20. I love crocheted flowers! Yours are so cute.

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