Hooking For Fun!

Hooking… as in crochet! πŸ˜€

I am a hooker! πŸ˜›

When I was pregnant with my knucklehead, my mommy darling taught me to crochet and I added pretty edges to a whole lot of his receiving blankets (none of which I kept), and then I never did it again!
Then a couple of years ago I found a crochet magazine on a supermarket shelf, and decided I wanted to learn to read patterns – the written patterns and the picture patterns! I started about a year ago, suffered through crazy muscle cramps, and then stopped for months!

Then late last year, I found a gorgeous join-as-you-go flower pattern in the Simply CrochetΒ magazine, and decided to make my mommy darling a Christmas present! Its a snood! <3

In late November, after being blinded by the late afternoon sun in my kitchen for years, I found some wool on special that is quite hard and string-like, and made a little curtain with hearts in – I made it up as I went along! And I already had a window blind rail in the kitchen window from previous tenants, so I added loops on top to fit the rail clips!

Then in December, I decided I needed a decent Christmas tree-skirt, instead of using my red table cloth! This was another made-up-as-I-went-along piece, but I did use some patterns to make the applique decorations that I added when it was done.

Here are some of the squares I have made! Every time I find a pattern for a granny square or an afghan square I try one and add it to my collection! Then I found a pattern for a huge, gorgeous, floral square called “Charlotte” and decided I need to make one as a centrepiece, with all my squares added to make a brightly-coloured blanket… And then I found one called “Cosmic” and now I can’t decide!! πŸ˜€

I also made some “regular” granny squares as I was learning to read the patterns, and I have joined them together to make bigger ones, but I haven’t “blocked” any of the squares yet – this is where you pin them down in a board to gently stretch them into the right shape.

I am LOVING Moogly, Ravelry, and the Crochet CrowdΒ for patterns and tutorials!

Are you a hooker? Like, for fun? πŸ˜›