Just Charlie G
16. 03. 2016

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Back in January I wrote about my new hobby of crochet, you can see my original post here. I thought I’d do a little update as the hobby is fast becoming an obsession.

If you’re contemplating starting crochet, I can’t recommend Attic24 highly enough. There are fabulous tutorials with crystal clear instructions and lots of photographs. A beginner’s dream!

So in my last post I’d started the Attic24 Granny Stripe blanket, which is now finished!

Attic24 Granny StripeI think the next projects were beanie hats for the girls. I followed HappyBerryCrochet‘s Tutorial on You Tube for the hats and used Attic24 flowers to embellish them!

12568902_1651942228398193_602649022_n12552304_1043145445742701_127223636_nThey were amazingly quick to make so next I moved onto bunting for each girl’s room. Again using Attic24 patterns.

12750129_1731688490380427_266261357_n P1020290Once they were done I moved onto my first more complicated item, a shawl called the Virus Shawl. After making those items for the girls I decided it was time to make something lovely for me. I’m so happy with it and wear it most days!

Virus ShawlVirus Shawl

Once this was finished I made another Attic24 project, the Happy Flower. A great way to use up left over yarn and a very quick make.

And now I’m working on another blanket, its again by Lucy from Attic24 and it’s called the Harmony Blanket. I think it might take me a while, it’s made of 126 beautiful granny squares… so far I’ve made 7…

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to and that it might be inspirational for anyone looking for a new hobby.

My only word of warning is that while crochet can indeed be an extremely cheap hobby, once it gets its claws into you, prepare to spend a fortune on new hooks, books, yarn, more hooks, more yarn, another book, blocking mats and pins, stick keepers, tape measures, sewing needles, scissors… it soon adds up, but you certainly can get by with just one hook and a cheap ball of yarn!


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