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Friday, November 2, 2012

Crochet project - and learning to crochet

Last weekend I was travelling from London to Wrexham and back again, know I get bored on trains, so decided to take a crochet stick, a ball of yarn, and thought I would make something on the way. Luckily I had some internet connection on the train and logged n to Youtube to find some easy videos on how to crochet, before finding a video about making a snood.

I hadn't crocheted since I was nine-years-old, and back then I only knew how to start, and make a chain. So to make a snood was an achievement. It was an easy pattern to do while watching X Factor, and whilst I set out to only make a 10-row snood, it didn't seem thick enough, so even though I finished it off, on second thoughts I carried on to make a 20-row scarf.

This will take a bit more time, and I am trying to fit it in while watching TV, but I am really enjoying crocheting. I couldn't tell you the names of any stitches, but it is rewarding seeing something come together. Crafts, and crochet are having a bit of a revival at the moment, and isn't limited to WIs, and old ladies. A lot of younger people are taking it up to create some outfits and accessories of their own. Maybe it's like the baking revival, and the recession has played a part in it, but I am surprised at how many bloggers, and young girls are taking it up.

Can you crochet? If you can, what have you made?
I will post pictures of the snood properly once it is finished. What do you think of it so far?


  1. You're right, it is having a revival. I see lots of people on the train and even at work making all sorts of things. I've never tried it, but I am tempted. I imagine it can be quite therapeutic. x

    1. Try it! It looks harder than it is, but it is therapeutic to do on the train, or while watching TV. The pattern I have been using doesn't require much thinking, so it was easy to do. x


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