Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Crochet Take Two

After my last post on my attempts at crochet, I put it down for a little while before deciding to give it another try this weekend.

Thanks to the lovely and supportive comments on that post, we determined that I was in fact stitching through the back loop, which was helpful to know. I also stopped trying to be clever and figure it all out myself, and watched a few youtube videos as recommended.

I am happy to say that my second attempt was slightly better. I'm trying to make amigurumi (well, that's the eventual aim anyway!), because I want this robot:

He's so cute *grins*

So after a couple of practice attempts, I started working on his face. I tried to take a decent picture, but thanks to the lovely grey skies outside, the colours went a little crazy. I had to tweak the picture quite a lot so that you can actually see the stitches, so please forgive how washed out it looks *laughs*

It certainly looks a lot more like the picture than my last attempt! This may be due to the fact that my double crochet before did not actually include all of the relevant steps to make the proper stitches ;)

Anyway, I decided I wanted to practice a little more, on something chunkier, to get the hang of it before trying to follow the rest of the pattern. So I grabbed a couple of balls of unidentifiable chunky acrylic that a colleague had given me and got to it...

I got so addicted to the rhythm of the stitches that I spent all of Sunday working on it *grins* As a result I now have a really sore patch on my finger, and a finished item. Which means you only get to see a sneak peek, as I'm saving it for Friday to show off properly!

It's pretty far from perfect, but on Friday you will discover just how pleased with myself I am!


  1. Looking good!

    I find the rhythm of crochet much more soothing than knitting, mostly because when I knit I am constantly worried about dropping my stitches.

  2. Good work! I too find the rhythm of crochet more soothing than knitting. It grows quicker too. I was taught about a year and a half ago how to do a granny square, and I just kept practicing...until I had a blanket! After that I became obsessed...but still couldn't read a pattern! I'm learning something new on every project right now :)

  3. Yay! I like to crochet but I prefer knitting. I feel like I get into a groove better with knitting than with crochet. Plus I don't have to look at what I'm knitting but I can't do that with crochet.

  4. I struggle to remember crochet stitches, but do enjoy the rhythm of it if I can get going. Your crochet is looking good.

  5. Danielle @ astashaddicts6 September 2011 at 23:18

    looks great!! keep at it and it will click x

  6. I taught myself to knit this year, but it was after a long struggle with whether I wanted to or not...I still prefer crochet and yes find it easier and soothing..I can just go forever...and the Crobots ARE SO WORTH IT!!!!!!! I have made Baby bot...

  7. Yay! So glad you went back and tried again - I can't wait to see your FO!!!!


  8. Practicing the stitches with chunkier yarn = an A+ strategy that I wish I'd had the sense to think of when I was learning! Also, I am so excited for Friday to see your finished Crobot! :D Go you, finishing your first ami project. They're kind of addictive...

    (Also, I just friended you on Ravelry, I'm slothmuffin over there, too.)


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