Monday, September 28, 2009

I Am Still A Knitter But .....

...... I also crochet ! Yes, I have just learnt crochet. I tried learning many years ago but was not so successful. But recently, I was tempted again when I saw all the lovely projects that my friend, Lisa is making.
Lisa is so creative & all her crochet projects are gorgeous. Every time she shows me one of her crochet project, I feel so inspired & so with Lisa's encouragement, I pick up the hook. Lisa is a great teacher & she makes crochet so easy.

With Lisa's help, I started with the Winkle Bag & it turned out so well. I really enjoy crocheting the bag & it was fun ......

I used 2 balls of Patons Regal 4ply cotton from my stash. I am using this bag for my crochet project. I just love the look of the stitch & the base with it's pretty edging .....

I never knew that a simple crochet stitch can make such a great looking bag & it's all done in the round. I am so inspired that I also crochet this .....

... this scarf was done in a day with leftover sock yarn. I am so proud of myself as I read the instructions on my own (but I think I made a few mistakes) without Lisa's help. Isn't it lovely on my grape vine against the jasmine flowers in bloom .......

I love the pattern ! It's so easy & looks so pretty - like flowers in a row ......

Thank you Lisa for the inspiration & all the guidance!

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Very impressive! I'm almost tempted to give crochet another try.

Angeline said...

I started with crochet and then found knitting. I love them both, they have different uses. I commend your efforts, great work for a newbie!

Anni said...

gorgeous crochet. I'm starting a crochet course next week. Learnt as a child but have forgotten how to do it.