Hooked on Hooks

Greetings,

It has been a few days since my last post, and that is because I have found a new hobby that I have become addicted too… Crochet. I have never had much interest in taking up something like knitting, embroidery, quilting etc but have long admired the beautiful work that can be created by it. Having said that I did in my twenties try Crochet but like all things life, kids got in the way and it never really amounted to much. Since starting a Craft club two weeks ago, many of the ladies who come are gifted in these crafts and without really thinking too much about it I picked up a hook and asked one of the ladies to show me how to do it and that was that….I am hooked and obsessed ! At the same time of this happening hubby needed to use my desk for a project of, his so my main computer and majority of my art stuff is temporarily put away until the weekend when I get it back. Time on my hands, I have been out and purchased some gorgeous coloured yarn and am making squares to create a blanket for me pooch Blue. I have yet to master all the stitches but I work best one step at a time, so once I have the basics, I hope to move on to making a few items of clothing, and in due course will add some pictures of my efforts.

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10 thoughts on “Hooked on Hooks

    1. kimmi Post author

      Hi thank you for your comment, I am looking forward to having a go at what is called “freeform crochet” but think I am a little away from that yet.

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      1. Emma@DKOdesigns

        Freeform is fun. Actually you may not find it that hard. For people who like to follow patterns it can be very difficult, but I know people who have never crocheted before and have gotten into it quite happily. Maybe I should do a freeform post….?

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      2. kimmi Post author

        If do a free form post or have done it already I will be definitely interested in reading your post so I will pop over and have a quick look now.

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  1. Gillian Cook

    I got hooked on crochet last year and I found myself crocheting instead of painting/cooking/sleeping! All I could make were granny squares, but it was so rewarding! LOL, eventually I had to give it up because I almost stopped painting altogether!.

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  2. marissafh

    Thanks for the visit to my blog. And welcome back to crocheting! You’re so right – just take one step at a time. I also just thought of trying freeform crocheting as well, but haven’t made anything yet.
    And beautiful mandalas! I’ve just joined the 100 Mandalas challenge as well – I doodle enough during meetings, so I might as well draw mandalas instead of random lines and drawings. By the way, crocheting a mandala is also on my to-do list … maybe it’s all coming together now …

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    1. kimmi Post author

      Hi there, thanks for your comment and good luck in the 100 mandala challenge a really great creative journey. Oh yes crocheting a mandala is something that I am definitely going to do, just love the idea of it and also making a crochet dream catcher, which is still a bit complicated for me yet.

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