My first crochet project!




For years I've wanted to learn how to crochet. So, seven and a half years ago, I set out to learn. I started googling and stumbled across more knitting tutorials than crochet. Crochet took the back-burner, while knitting became my new passion. Knitting for Dummies was my new best friend.

But I never lost the urge to learn to crochet. I played a little bit with it here and there. For some reason, I was able to crochet ruffles, so I put ruffles on a lot of things. But even though I was able to go through the motions of crocheting, I didn't know the name for the stitches, so following a pattern was impossible.

Last week, however, my new stitch n bitch group was born! A bunch of girls met up at a local coffee shop with yarn in tow. My friend Aaron brought her mom Dodie who graciously helped me out and taught me the names of the stitches! I can now follow a pattern! Although not entirely schooled, and my knowledge is still pretty basic, I set out to find a book on Amigurumis. I've seen them EVERYWHERE and they've been the recent incentive to finally learn to crochet. I found this book at my local library:

The patterns are great for beginners and I was able to accomplish this wonderful little pony and acquire some confidence with a crochet hook!



Now, one leg is a little skinnier than the others, and the button eyes don't match, but I think it's part of her charm. Sapphire has fittingly named her...Pony. And I've learned another skill that I'm going to really enjoying honing...




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11 comments:

The Haley Family said...

okay...I LOVE that pony!! I don't know how to crochet, which makes me so sad because I NEED that for my daughter who loves ponies right now!!! I am very impressed!

Deedra said...

Thank you!!! So much!

And seriously...you could crochet this. It was oh so easy! I just learned how to crochet last week! lol

Maria Isabel said...

Completely adorable! You are a fast learner

Nicola said...

Wow it's so cute, i've been wanting to learn how to knit and crochet properly for years, I must get those books!!! 'Stitch n Bitch' Brilliant!!!! How I wish I could join in!! Sounds like fun!!!

Dodie said...

How fantastic. Look at you go girl. Love your blog too.

k. lee said...

What an awesome first project! You're a crochet pro!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

How adorable is that and Sisi??? You rock woman but then I think you know that ;-)

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Oh Deedra, that pony is sooooooooo lovely! What a pity that i'm so useless when it comes to needlework! All the more i admire what you did!

andrea creates said...

That pony looks so cute!
I am always intrigued by the amigurumi animals but am not sure I could do all those techniques.
You did a great job :)

Deedra said...

Thanks everyone. It was a lot of fun to make and when I say SUPER EASY, I mean it. Upon knowing the (very basic) stitches, it whips up in no time!

Cameron said...

That picture of your Red and her Pony is precious! Look at you! You are so multi-faceted/talented....I think I might have to be a tad jealous...haha!

So cute!!