Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Hobby for Larry - Crochet!

When I started tatting as a hobby, Susan told me I could do many of the same things with crochet, and that crochet would be easier and lots more forgiving than tatting.  So, with that in mind, I have decided to give crochet a try and see how I like it.  

To start with, I needed some tools and materials...

Crochet tools and materials

Some crochet hooks of my very own (I am sure this will help keep Susan's hooks from going missing). Some lovely fibers to work with (I am not sure I am worthy of them yet - that blue stuff is silk!) And a booklet on beginning crochet techniques and patterns.  

You can see, in the middle of the picture, I have managed to do a short section of chain stitch.  I will be posting my triumphs and tragedies in this new arena as they occur, perhaps on a new day of the week.  I am not giving up tatting at all; I just want to try something where mistakes are easier to correct for a change.  

More to come!



Mary said...

Now you can see what all the excitement is about. It is neat that you are willing to try a fun craft.

margaret said...

best if luck with the crochet, having been absent for a while from blogland I wonder who is Larry?
Good to see looking back all the dear jane blocks you have done, still to attempt any myself it all looks so complicated