Saturday, March 13, 2010

Granny Squares



So I went to the second crochet course run by Bee and Claire of 'Make Do Mend' and now I am an unstoppable granny square machine I tell you. I wish I could go somewhere lovely like the Tea Rooms every Thursday evening and just practice crochet. It's so nice to have tea and cake on tap in this lovely shop which quite frankly is always so full of people normally, I can never get in. They had a big basket of wool to select your choices from and I got a green hook which I am very enamored of.





It took us the whole session to makes these two squares but we really feel that we could do it on our own now.



Some people were storming ahead but it was great as they had quite a few patterns they gave you which varied in skill level.







I really feel that I am getting there with how to hold the yarn and get the tension right. The following day I had to get up at 4.45 and get a ridiculously early train to near Brighton. It was great as the time flew by and I didn't feel stupid when people watched what I was doing.



I think I am going to make the cushion I set out to make before I try any of the more advanced squares. Not long to go now!

4 comments:

warriorgrrl said...

Lovely! I really want to learn how to crochet, I taught myself some stuff last year but just the rows, nothing in the round. What size hooks are good for Granny Squares - it must depend on the yarn weight, right?

Tempted by that lovely set of hooks as well...

Pippa said...

Oooo so many photos! Brilliant! And that cushion is going to look great. I love the idea of a crocheting evening. I wonder if there would be anything like that in Bristol...

jaypeg said...

I used a 5mm hook but yes, I think it depends what size yarn you use. I think I might buy some thin DK yarn for my next project. I have a book that tells you the sizes, I'll let you know what it recommends.

jaypeg said...

Yes pippa, I have been saving them all up! I used to think too many pictures slowed your machine down but then I got a faster computer and now I don't care! I am sure there must be a crochet circle in Bristol. I think the people I did the lesson with are going to do project workshops every few weeks which I am really keen to do. I think it would really kick start me on getting things done.