Crazy about crochet

I think I have found my latest craft love: CROCHET!!

I tried learning crochet a couple of years ago now and found it terribly difficult and my hands would cramp up something shocking so I threw it in the corner (yes, my frustration got the better of me) and vowed one day I will conquor it. Fast forward a couple of years and I just wanted to have a go at making a granny square blanket. I retrained my fingers to choose another more comfortable position and just crocheted and crocheted. I ended up completing my over the knee throw blanket (sorry I neglected to take photos).

Half way through another blanket for my daughter I got side tracked and started to make cute wittle animals.

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I loved the idea of making a set of brothers and sisters, so incredibly cute.

 

 

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The love of crochet still consumes me as I am really enjoying being around my family. I may be crocheting whilst they are all watching telly but we are together. With sewing I am shushed away to the corner so they dont hear the whirring of the machine, plus I cant really listen to any television when sewing either.

I have custom listings of either a set of three or just individuals on my etsy store. In these listings you can choose which colour you would like their bodies made from, colour of their clothing, flower no flower, shorts or no short, and more and more options. I really can make to your request, well to some extent. If you are interested please head on over to my etsy store for a look see.

As for which one is my favourite, hmmmmmm. It would have to be the bunny boy or maybe even the mousey girl.

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Chain of Crocheted Doilies tutorial

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I initially made this sweet chain of crocheted doilies to be used as Christmas decorations, but frankly I think you could enjoy these all round.

So simple yet so much effect.
– small crochet doilie, cut (cut from tableclothes) or whole. I got mine off eBay.
– PVA glue
– 4ply wool or string

To start with all you have to do is mix your PVA glue (approx 2tbl) with water (4tbl). Then dunk your doilies until they soak up the liquid. Lay them out onto a plastic surface to dry.

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They dry hard and will not fray when using cut doilies.
To finish I finger knitted a chain using 4 ply bamboo. I incorporated each doilie 10cm apart by just sticking the wool through a hole of the doilie during a stitch.
Here is an easy finger knitting tutorial made by Imogen’sAngels.

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Drape on your Christmas tree, the wall, book shelf, anywhere you want some vintage sweetness.

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