Friday, 10 June 2011

Happy Hooking

Last year on a cold October evening, I was sat at home with Dennis. He was once again working on one of his many crochet projects.

Dennis had been crocheting for only about one year but was already very good. I asked him to show me how to do it as I wanted to try my hand at making something. He was very patient with me and guided me through making my first little crochet flower.
I'd like to make out that it was as simple and plain sailing as that.....but it wasn't.

I have to be honest, I had a big tendency of throwing tantrums. I would get so annoyed each time I couldn't figure out which hole I needed to crochet in. My project often ended up too tight or too loose and sometimes I would be left with gaps where I had skipped a stitch. Dennis helped me figure this out and would reassure me that I would get the hang of it if I persevered with it.

I kept trying and finally started my first little project, a little blue and grey crochet bag. Ironically I threw that in the rubbish bin today as we sorted out our craft box, It never really amounted to anything. It was a very good practise and a great starting point for my first big project, a granny square blanket based on the pattern by Lucy at Attic24.

Here it is below with a few of my other projects :-)

  
 

17 comments:

  1. Wow Matt that is one stunning blanket, i think you've found your calling. The colours are fab, will def be checking in on your blog regularly :)
    Karen

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  2. You sure have an eye for colour Matt. I always look forward to seeing your new projects on Rav.
    Well done.
    Love
    Tickety-boo x

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  3. Love love love that cushion. Amazing colours and gorgeous little jam jars. Bet they look fab in the evening with tea lights. Love your blog, its such a cheerful place. Melanie x

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  4. Hi Matt,found you through coco rose s blog.I love your crochet creations,especially love that throw!! Your stash bag looks much better than mine,Take a look over at mine if you get the chance! take care,julie.

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  5. Wow Matt, that blanket is just gorgeous. What a lot of work! I love it!!!!!!!!!

    Groetjes, Monique

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  6. Is there any way to get a close up? I have been wanting to make a cool granny blanket and love how you did the trim and pricing together design! How many colors did you use? I am just so inspired now!

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  7. You are unbelievable Matt :) Take a look to my blog, I lastly discovered a lovely pattern, you may love it :) You inspired me , thank you :)

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  8. Your work is a pure delight to the eyes. I love it and would love to be able to make a clock. Do you have a pattern I could download or buy? Bedspread too. I will be back. Love this work, and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for posting them. Keep up the magic.

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  9. I looooove yr blanket! Absolutely gorgeous. The colors,mthe simetry. Just perfect. I'm making a granny square blanket for my Mom in just 3 colors (just started), but my next blanket will definitely be a colorful one... Maybe for myself ... I have made many blankets, never one for myself. Great work Matt! You inspired me!

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  10. Beautiful, fun, exciting, inspiring! Congratulations...I'll be watching your blog. So glad someone posted, someone else re-posted, and someone else re-re-posted! Beverly

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  11. I love your Blog so much Guys...I've actually run out of adjectives describing just how much!In my head that is. Your work is brilliant, to say the very least and as a recently converted happy hooker, inspiration abounds here that will keep me going, and going , and going! Well done you two! :-)

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  12. So wonderful! I love your blog. Can't wait to see what you crochet next. :-)

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  13. Hi Matt
    Found you through pinterest. Its early morning here in Delhi, India when i opened your beautiful and very colourful blog and i say what a way to start a day by seeing such beautiful things. The blanket and cushion are gorgeous. I will be following your blog now.

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  14. the blanket is awesome! i hope i will have patience to crochet the same some day :)

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  15. I really love this blanket! I've just discovered your blog and it's so colorful and inspirational! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. I've just discovered you and still working my way through your blog!!! Love your work & blog, thank you for sharing with us. Just looking at this lovely cushion - how did you join it? It looks so very neat. The jam jar covers are lovely - is there a pattern for them? I have just bought a clock to make the crochet clock from your tutorial while recovering from a hip replacement! Lots of love xxx

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