Current Crochet Projects

@MGarcia (331)
United States
July 21, 2007 2:43pm CST
Hello all you crochet addicts! I have been slowly working on a baby blanket for my son, due in October. I also have to start on a baby blanket for my sister who is due with a girl in December. That alone made me realize I have to really pick up that needle and get to work. I then realized my daughter will be 2 in November. I decided last year that I will start making her the care bear crocheted characters out of the book. I'll do one a year until she turns 10, because that is how many patterns they have in the book. I put the age she turns on the hip instead of the hearts. So this means I have a blanket to have finished by Mid October, a carebear to be finished by mid november, and another blanket to be done by late Nov/early Dec. ...and here I am talking about it instead of working! haha What are your current crochet projects?
2 responses
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I just finished 2 baby blankets for my newest great niece. One was pink and the other yellow. I just did a simple double crochet. I am starting on one for my niece, the baby's mother, that way they can snuggle together, and think about me. LOL I enjoy making them and giving them away. The Care Bear idea sounds really neat. I would like to do something a little more challenging but usually I do just simple stitches. They still look great when I am finished. Good luck on getting all these projects done, and I know you will. Congratulations on a new baby coming soon, how exciting. I bet your daughter is excited as well, a baby brother to play with.
@MGarcia (331)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I used to do nothing but simple stitches because when I would read other patterns it would sound kind of hard. I finally decided I was bored with it and wanted to challenge myself. They have videos to show you step by step stitches that you aren't so confident about. It was much easier than I though and lots of fun. I never do much with simple things any more.. the 2 baby blankets i'm making are very time consuming which is why it's so important I get on the ball. haha Sorry to anyone else who is reading this post twice. My internet had an issue and didn't show that it had posted until now.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Thank you for the information about the videos. I find it easier to see it than read it. That way I can learn easier. I tried to do one about a month ago and I gave up..LOL..
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I am not very good at crocheting but I love to knit. I will be heading home to the USA in October from a year long stay in the UK and I will probably be knitting for a special little girl - my great grandaughter who is 8. The only thing I can do in crochet - is granny squares - I once made a bed cover all in granny squares 2 shades of blue and white. Sounds like you are going to have busy fingers for the next few months. Good luck with your projects.
@MGarcia (331)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I started knitting a few months ago myself. It can be a bit more challenging at times but it doesn't get as boring as crocheting can at times. Although you can do a lot of the same type of projects by crocheting, knitting adds a certain quality look to it that I prefer.