Just Charlie G

Happy New Year to everyone! Keeping up with tradition I have made absolutely NO resolutions, what about you? After an extended Christmas break from blogging, I’m back, but I thought I’d kick off with something not beauty related. Nearly a year ago to the day, the 11th January 2016, I wrote a post about how I’d taken up crochet. At that point, I’d only been going for a couple of weeks, look at the shocking state of those squares!

By the middle of March, I’d really discovered how much I loved it and had started to make more and more things.  I’m not known for my ability to stick to things, but a year on from that first post, I’m still here, crocheting away and I’ve made loads so I thought I’d do a little post showing what I’ve made this year (well, since March!).

In March I did the lovely Happy Flower Decoration by Lucy of Attic 24, a really quick and easy project and so cute.

Attic24 Happy Flower

At the end of March, I made the gorgeous Sopan, both the design and the hand dyed Yarn came courtesy of Verity at Truly Hooked.Truly Hooked Sopan

Next came the Fortune’s Shawlette in May.

Fortunes Shawlette

March to July saw me make the Harmony Blanket, again the pattern is from Attic 24. It might look nice but don’t be fooled. I hated every single second of making it, and I made an awful error with every single round of every single square meaning it’s basically fallen apart. I also put some of the squares in the wrong order. I just think my heart wasn’t in this one, at all.Attic24 Harmony

After the stress I whipped up a little basket for  storing my yarn scraps.Yarn Scraps Basket

In July I made the All Tied Up Summer Top for Lola, she loved it and so do I. All tied Up Top

I’m not sure what happened for the next couple of months, I started a blanket I’m still working on, but nothing seems to have been made! But at the end of September I started making Christmas presents. It feels so good to have a skill and to be able to make things, but I can’t say I was confident giving any of these away, what if the recipient didn’t like them! I was however pleased.

I started with a Road Trip Scarf for my sister, skipping the flower details.Roadtrip Scarf

Next, a cute Lil’ Baby Unicorn for my cute little niece!cute lil unicorn

Followed by an adorable Sleepy Bear for my lovely nephew.Sleepy Bear

A Bellflower Infinity Scarf for my Mother in Law…Bellflower Infinity Scarf

The final Christmas gift I made was a Fortune’s Wrap, the same basic design as the Fortune’s Shawlette but considerably bigger, more rectangular and with edging.Fortune's Wrap Fortune's Wrap

After a huge amount of searching I finally found my dream glove pattern, the Super Easy Grunge Gloves. I made myself a pair, swiftly followed by a pair each for the girls.Super Easy Grunge Gloves Super Easy Grunge Gloves Super Easy Grunge Gloves

Naturally, I needed a hat to go with my gloves, and I’m so fussy it was hard work finding anything I liked, something not too crochet-y looking. The Caron Cable Twist Hat fit the bill. Learning to cable was a huge learning curve for me, but got there in the end!Caron Cable Twist Hat

Finally, using the cotton I made the girls gloves with, I’ve knocked up a couple of face cloths! So, there is a tenuous beauty link there after all!fancy flannel  And that is pretty much it! I have two blankets in progress at the moment and a list of things I want to make as long as your arm but thats everything I’ve made since March!

So please, if you are a fellow hooker and you’re on Ravelry, add me as a friend, I’m on there as JustCharlieG and I’d love more people to follow myself! And if you’re not already, do follow me on Instagram, I share most of my WIP’s on there!

EDIT: I don’t know how I forgot this one, but I made this Virus Shawl for my Mum’s Christmas Pressie too!

Virus Shawl