Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Adventures in Crocheting

I've been a little MIA lately and I've taken to crocheting. I was a little ambitious with my first project and wound up pulling all of the stitches out and starting over LOL. I tried several patterns from blogs and I just didn't get it.

Here was my first completed project and it looks like a train wreck! It belongs on nailed it...for real.

I used the pattern from Loops of Lavendar If you look at hers and mine, you'll see how crappy it is. But that's okay! Baby steps, right? I figured out what my problem was...I was making my stitches too tight. I would pull and tighten after each stitch which is a big no-no.

Instead of throwing in the towel, I decided to try some easy stuff and perfect my stitches. I completed my first infiniti scarf for a friend and it came out okay! Not perfect, but getting there. My chain stitch was still too tight but I'm figuring out the kinks.

Here is is!

This is the yarn that I pulled out at least 5 times before I decided to make these ear warmers. Not perfect, but functional. (I secretly hate it) I have to work on my slip stitch and going up a row. Confusing stuff! But video tutorials are a blessing!

At this point my confidence is getting stronger with each project. I made this light scarf with the left over yarn and I think it's pretty cute. Again, not perfect and not very functional for super cold weather but I loved the colors.

I found this really awesome pattern from The Worsted Crochet Blog. Luke wanted ear warmers and I think the regular pattern I used is a little girly for a boy. He picked out this really cool yarn and I made this super her mask/ear warmer. 

It was a super easy pattern to follow and worked up in no time. You can find her pattern here

I've made several scarves now and this one for my bestie.
 I've been making my own patterns along the way just to get used to it.

Finally I finished a project that I can use! I made this awesome beanie thanks to iheartstitching's super easy tutorial on YouTube
I modified it slightly by switching colors and adding a stitch at the end. I'm so stoked!

That's it for now! I'm sure I'll be back with more soon :)