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NZPOME

What's on your hook?

That's crochet and not fishing hook  

I've been crocheting about 8 yrs or so now, I learned since living in NZ. I never have really started with the easy option of learning a new skill, always starting with 'challenging' projects first. In at the deep end I say

Having tried a few different crocheting techniques, it's only recently that I tried Granny squares. Now the weather is getting cooler I thought I'd better crack on with this UFO(Unfinished object)






I've still got a few more small squares to make up the sides and 2 large squares for the corners, then I might put a big border around the whole thing...who knows...I'll see how it grows...

I've shown you mine, now you show me yours
sapphire

very nice  

havent crocheted for years.
NZPOME

Well get yer hook out woman!  
kaz

I love granny squares - that blanket will be great

My crochet projects tend to be blankets as well - I'm curently doing large granny squares with doubled double knitting ( ) to replace a double blanket that is getting worse for wear after being in use for over 30 years  I haven't put any squares together yet so there is nothing to look at.

I have just finished a 4 ply blanket...



and my other ongoing project uses left over sock yarn so there are many, many more pairs of socks that need knitting in 4 ply to ever get that finished

NZPOME

I love that ripple blanket, Lucy at Attic 24 has a pattern for one. I might need to give it a go, I've got heaps of scraps to use
kaz

I use the Lucy at Attic 24 pattern
NZPOME

Well fandiddlydosey!  
Rena

Fine thread is whats on my hook

I made this recently for my daughters hope chest~


 

My first circular Table Cover~




We have a built in Hutch at our new home, I made the shelf liners and curtains, then added the Hairpin lace (crochet) to the edges~

NZPOME

Beautiful work Rena, I've never tried anything so delicate before, I'm not sure I'd be able to see what I was doing
kaz

That's beautiful Rena - I've never tried anything that fine either but that is about to change when the ultra cobweb yarn arrives for me to knit an heirloom shawl for Jen for her wedding day
Rena

Thank you

I've already been admiring your work for a while Kaz.  

Please post a photo of the heirloom shawl~it sounds beautiful!!
longnetter

Those pics take me back a lot of years NZPOME. When I was a kid all our bed spreads were made exactly like this, almost exactly the same pattern too    My ol' Nan was a dab hand with the crochet needle  
NZPOME

longnetter wrote:
Those pics take me back a lot of years NZPOME. When I was a kid all our bed spreads were made exactly like this, almost exactly the same pattern too    My ol' Nan was a dab hand with the crochet needle  



Aww, do you crochet too, did she teach you?
WhatCameFirst

When DD left for university last October I needed a distraction and taught myself to crochet.  I did this throw as a sort of sampler :

Then I did a giant granny square :

kat_lewis

I have a list of orders from the grandaughter    Since teaching her to knit we now have a wish list, every time they visit a newsagents she looks in the mags for knitting patterns. The other day there was a give away for knitted toys so guess what I will be making whilst down there this time around  
NZPOME

Love those blankets WCF  

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