National Crochet Month 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

As you know, March is National Crochet Month. I’m a little late in posting, as we’re already half-way through the month. Things are stressful all over now, so I’m doing the best I can.

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I’ve been working on blankets. Finished the purple and white one I was working on last. I’ve got two new ones going now, stash-busting projects. I’m not exactly happy with either. Turning a circle into a square is not as easy as you would think. These two blankets will be one-of-a-kind and unique, and they will be the last two I make like this. I’ll update with photos when they are done as they are a mess right now.

Normally, for National Crochet Month, I like to try something new and challenge myself. As I mentioned, things are difficult right now, and it’s all I can do to keep on with the two blankets I’ve got going. However, I did purchase two vintage books. If you crochet much, you might know that nearly all vintage crochet/knitting books have patterns that are almost always knit with just a tiny bit of crochet trim. But getting the ratio of what is knit to crochet on eBay is difficult. You’re lucky if you get a few pure crochet patterns. In the two books, only the photo above here is crochet. It sort of looks like a crocodile stitch. I did think maybe I’d work on that next. Vintage patterns are also challenging…good luck trying to figure out what that old yarn they used would correspond to today. But, it could be fun.

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Because I don’t like to knit, it’s kind of disappointing to look at all the beautiful patterns in the vintage books and just brush them off. I think what I’d like to try is to convert a few of these patterns into crochet. Some of it is getting a stitch that looks right. Some of it is in the drawing and measuring of the finished project. So, although I don’t think I will get anything other than one of the blankets done during National Crochet Month, my plan is to work on eyeballing a vintage knitting pattern and converting it over.

What are you working on for National Crochet Month?

Previous National Crochet Months:

2015

2014

 

 

 

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