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wip: crochet projects

It could take me a while to finish these, so I thought I’d give you a look at my work in progress.

First up is my granny throw that I’m making for the Granny Squares theme on the Crochet Along blog. It’s going to be a cover for my big black leather office chair in my craft room. The chair is very comfortable, but all that black looks a bit harsh and out of place in my room, so I wanted to soften the look of it with some muted colours. These are my colours and square designs:

granny squares

The yarn is the new Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice – I wanted to use it because of all its yummy colours. I’ve made another 12 squares since taking this photo. 24 more to go, and then lots and lots of joining…

I just started my second project yesterday. I bought a Tunisian crochet hook a few months ago, but haven’t had a chance to learn how to use it until now. I found this project for a cute scarflette on Ravelry and it seemed like a good small project so I could learn how to do Tunisian crochet. I’m using Bernat Bamboo yarn in Dill:

wip_tunisian.jpg

For the uninitiated, Tunisian crochet involves working the entire row of stitches onto the hook (as in my picture), and then working them all off the hook again on the next row. I like it so far, although it’s taking a lot longer than I anticipated, but that could just be because it’s new to me. I am in love with the bamboo yarn though – it is beautifully soft and silky. I think it’ll make a lovely scarf – my neck is very sensitive to a lot of yarns, but I don’t think it’ll have anything to complain about with the bamboo yarn.

I don’t have much time for my crafting these days, so it could be a while before I finish these. But that’s okay; I like having something I can pick up for a while and then set aside to come back to another day.

7 Comments »

  1. I am so wanting to try Tunisian crochet. Did you have to go to a specialty store to buy the hook? I’ve looked at my local craft stores and have yet to be able to find one.

  2. June said

    I had looked in a couple of craft stores with no luck, but, would you believe it, I ended up finding one in Walmart!

  3. Lallee said

    The colors for your afghan squares are just yummy! I love the Vanna yarns, too. So many fun combinations with those colors. Can’t wait to see the finished work.

  4. Jonna said

    I love the colors! It looks like neopolitan icecream!!!

  5. Denise said

    Your squares are gorgeous, I love the colours and the scarf is turning out very nicely.

  6. Shelly said

    Ohh, I love the colors that you are using! They look really good together. I have seen the Vanna’s Choice but never “really” looked at it. I may have to give it a good look see next time I’m at the store.

  7. Catherine said

    The colors you chose are wonderful and would look so great in my daughter’s nursery!

    Ah well 🙂

    I have a WIP – I’m so ashamed to say I haven’t touched it in an entire year – it is just sitting there, taunting me…telling me how warm I could be if I’d just drag it out and finish it….

    http://oldspillhouse.blogspot.com/2010/01/wip-ufo-whatever-you-call-them-its-all.html

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