Look what I made! Okay, I know they aren’t perfect (I failed to make a magic circle at the start of the red one, so it has a hole in it and I’ve dropped, or maybe added a few stitches on the purple one, so it’s a little wonky), but I think they turned out pretty well for a first crochet project. They could be a sweet way of reminding a loved one that you’re thinking of them (hide one in your little one’s lunch box with a note)… What do you think?
If you’d like to have a go at these, just follow this tutorial from Hectanooga1 on YouTube (and if you need to practise your crochet stitches before you start, there’s another video for that too) – I love YouTube tutorials!
Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to win the Novice category of Monster Yarns’ Monster competition! I hasten to add that my mess monster was judged on ‘creativity and personality’ and (clearly!) not skill, as until this week I didn’t have any knitting or crochet experience – he was finger knitted and sewn together.
My prize was a voucher and I knew that I wanted to try to learn to crochet with my winnings, but had no clue where or how to start… Lovely Judit (knitting coach and owner of Monster Yarns) was so patient and generous with her advice and suggestions; what wool to buy, what size hook I would need and that I should probably start off with a 2D or ‘flat’ project, rather than a 3D amigurumi creature (which I would love to build up to). If you are thinking of learning to crochet or knit (or you need advice on a specific pattern/project), I would really recommend giving Judit a tweet or contacting her via her gorgeous blog (LOVE those colourful sheep!) for her expertise.
In no time at all, an exciting looking box arrived and here are the contents (with which I made the hearts above)… Thank you so much Monster Yarns!
P.S. if any of you are wondering how my Portugal trip went (2 nights, with 60 fun-loving colleagues), I think this photo sums it up…