I can’t believe it’s been so long since I started this blog and I haven’t written since the first day, shame on me.
Although I haven’t written anything I have been busy, I am still on a crochet buzz and have finished a few projects.
I made a sampler cushion cover. it’s a great way of getting up to scratch with a craft, I made squares of different stitches, double crochet, triple crochet, bobble stitch etc.
I made a couple of teddy bears and a kangarabbit… It started out as a rabbit but after a few comments that it looked more like a kangaroo I decided to invent a new species.
I’ve made a couple of cushions and hats and a few sample squares that I’m not sure what I’ll do with, probably make some more cushion covers or maybe a blanket.
I also made a lovely cardigan which I am very proud of. I will upload some pictures of my projects at a later stage.
I got most of the patterns on-line. The internet is great for finding free crochet patterns but one thing I have found, is that there is a difference between US and UK/Irish crochet. Although the stitches are the same the names are different,
a US single crochet (sc) is a double crochet (dc) in Ireland, and a US double crochet is a UK/Ireland triple crochet (tr). this can get a bit confusing and can make a big difference in the size of an item. If you’re not sure whether you a reading a US or a UK read through the pattern and look for sc or single crochet, UK crochet doesn’t use us the term, or check the spelling of colour (UK) or color (US) and also make sure you check the tension/gauge. (another difference, US patterns tend to use the term gauge while UK patterns tend to use tension.