Crocheted Creations

Crocheting is something very near and dear to my heart. My great grandmother was a crochet artist and I grew up with her hand towels, afghans, and booties. I was always inspired by them, but she passes away before I ever asked for her to teach me.

I started crocheting this January during all of the ice and snow storms and here are some of the things I have made since then.

Besides a few dishtowels, this stripped blanket was the first thing I ever really made. If you are ever going to attempt to learn to crochet, please don’t start out on an afghan. This one looks pretty draped over a chair, but it isn’t functional as a blanket because all the sides are uneven. Oops.

My second attempt went much better. It is pretty and functional.

This is my first baby blanket. I’m not expecting a baby, but I just got the urge to make one which worried my husband a little (haha). I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep it until I we do have a baby or if I’m going to give it away.

A hat and a headband. It is hard to tell from the picture, but those are little flowers on the headband.

A scarf and some booties. The ones here are for my tiny feet. I made some booties for my husband as well but they were made out of a softer yarn and they started falling apart so I’m supposed to make him some new ones this winter.

And this is my current project. I want it to double as a bed cover so it is going to be huge. I told my husband this had better be a family heirloom when I am done because it is taking so long to make.

I have also made little baby booties and a baby hat that I gave away to a lady I knew and lots of hand towels that I gave away as thank you gifts to people who helped with my wedding.

So what is your favorite craft or hobby? What other projects should I work on next?


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I am a... [wife, believer,journal-er, resident of Arkansas, dog owner, crochet-er, lover of personal style]

12 responses »

  1. wow you are awesome!! i wish i knew how to crochet! 😛

  2. I absolutely love your current project! It’s amazing!!

  3. I love all of the stuff you’ve made! The color combos in the scarf and your current blanket are stunning, and I know that the blanket is going to be even more amazing when you’re done! I would have to agree with you about how someone learning to crochet shouldn’t start with a big project, as that was my mistake also! Is that hat a blue or a purple color?
    Right now I’m really into mixed media painting, and jewelry making. I’m not sure that I have the patience/consistency needed to do crochet like you do (your stitches look so EVEN); I can really see your hats and headbands (and even baby blankets!) selling on etsy.

    • Thanks for the encouragement, Maysie. The hat is purple.

      You get into a rhythm after a while, but it does take a lot of patience at first. Now I can o it while carrying on conversations and everything.

      This winter when I’ll surly be snowed-in I’m going to make some prototypes and then start my etsy account. Hopefully!

  4. ….and your scarves too, I forgot about those!

  5. Yeah, I do love that new blanket. And those baby blanket urges get me just a tiny bit worried. 🙂

  6. wow you have such a talent! the last one is beautiful. it would make the perfect family heirloom 🙂 so missoni-esque.


  7. wow!!! i tried learning once but just kinda forgot and left it!!! Thats talent right there 🙂

  8. these are so beautiful! I would love to learn to crochet. The zig zag one is my absolute favorite.


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