Crazy for Crochet

Crazy for Crochet

I learned how to crochet and knit from my mother when I was a kid. I’m still learning to appreciate knitting- it’s becoming more enjoyable the more I do it, but it feels repetitive and restrictive compared to crochet. Crochet allows you to may any number of stitches in any direction, however I’m partial to circle patterns, which quickly turn into doilies, granny squares or little lace flowers.

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 I come by crochet honestly. Here is a crochet lace doily my great aunt and namesake made 50+ years ago. I don’t think I’ll ever have the patience for something this elaborate. I got a taste of what lace making feels like when I tried this sampler in embroidery thread. I love how it looks, but it was a lot of work for such a small piece.

 

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An opportunity to practice crochet  presented itself about three years ago. My mother needed help finishing an afghan that she had started. I particularly like the hexagon shapes in this afghan, and the purple background makes the warm colors pop. I brought my hook and a variety of yarns to our holiday visit to my in-laws. This project kept me distracted when I got antsy, and I invited others to help me pick out the colors for my next hexagon. I’m so glad I could work on this giant piece, and also glad I didn’t have do it all by myself.

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