Round and round in circles

I am wonderfully happily burried in my first really large crochet project at the moment. While it is crochet, I have to say it still feels like some kind of knitting to me... the fibre, the needle or in this case a hook, and the rhythm of each stitch. So I feel no guilt for sharing this story on this site.

I am in the process of making a blanket... which is a wonderfully medatative project, and as it is winter here in New Zealand, great for those cold evenings. Even the cat seems very happy to play a supporting role.

I was planning to do a classic Granny Square blanket until I was roaming around on the inter-web and found a blanket on which insprired me.
It inspired me so much that I pushed the little Granny squares back into the stash pile for later and set to on the Uber-Mega-Granny Square blanket.

It is based on a really simple repeating pattern and it is super fast to crochet which make it really satisfying to work on and easy to play with as the basic pattern is very forgiving. I have played with to colours to match my own interiors better but the idea is the same as the Purl Bee example.

Photos will be posted as soon as I have tied off.


BuduR's picture

I learned how to crochet first, and it does go much faster. I like to crochet when I'm really aching to finish something. I can't wait to see what you're doing.

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Yesterday I was working on a throw for my sister and happened to be thinking..."this would be more enjoyable if it was winter." Enjoy this time. Share a pic when you are done.

Shibaguyz's picture

BIG TIME crochet guy here. I started crochet well before I learned to knit and the majority of my design work is in crochet. Feel free to share your crochet work any time. I know of the blanket you are making and I can't wait to see what you did with it. Have fun!

talk to you soon...
The Shibaguyz

talk to you soon...
The Shibaguyz

pjmma's picture

I do a lot of crochet, and I know there are others here who do as well. Even though the two are quite different, I've always felt I was engaged in the same basic craft whether knitting or crocheting. Actually, continental style knitting can feel quite similar to crochet since you're holding the yarn in the left hand and "picking" away at it with your needle with the right (if you're right-handed.) Bottom line: it's great to be able to do both! (ps- That is one huge granny, I'd love to see the pics when you're done :)

Mnjack's picture

I do quite a bit of crochet, in between my knit projects. Right now I am working on a bedspread. It is great for travel as the thread is not as bulky as yarn. However, while on my way to Spain, I dropped the hook down in the plane's seat and it was gone forever. Fortunately I found a yarn shop and purchased new hooks, even a couple of spares, in case I repeated my stupid act.