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Still learning to crochet

A couple of my latest projects. Both of them are gifts for friends. I liked this pattern for fingerless gloves much more than the other pattern I used…plus it’s sturdier.

Sara's fingerless gloves/wrist warmers


I made this little hat for my friend, Amanda’s baby shower. I loved the little bill on the front. Pattern from: http://www.christinascrochethaven.com/baby_baseball_hat_and_mittens.htm

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Crocheted baby hat


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I’m learning to crochet. One Saturday at work, a lady sat down at my desk with me for an hour or so and showed me how to make a granny square and since then I’ve been hooked. The first thing I made was this very simple chain necklace. It uses a funky ribbon thread, but is incredibly easy to make. I liked it because it almost looked like rocks or seashells, but it’s a lightweight fabric.

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Fabric Crocheted Necklace

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I moved on from there to fingerless gloves. Here’s a sample:

fingerless gloves

Most recently I’ve been working on a hat. The pattern said it was for a newborn baby, but the more I worked on it, the more I could see that it was huge! It might even fit me. I think I used the wrong yarn. Oops. Oh well. I’ll try again.

I received some wonderful crochet books for Christmas. I can’t wait to start working on some of the projects in them, but they are still a little advanced for me.

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