How I Got Into Crochet

I learned the basics of crochet in primary school home ec, and to be honest I wasn't a fan. I found it tedious and boring and unending. I didn't know about patterns or stitching or anything really. My teacher sucked.

Fast forward to 2010. I'd just finished grad school and was job hunting. I needed something to fill my time. I don't remember why I decided to revisit crochet but I think I wanted to make a gift for someone. So I started a really ambitious project and it didn't take long for me to realise that my rudimentary skills wouldn't cut it. So I took to YouTube and a whole new world opened up for me.

After lots of research and false starts, I made this:

I was so proud of my efforts. Then my life moved on and I abandoned crochet for a few years.

I took up crochet again when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. Some of my friends were also pregnant at the same time. I just loved the idea of our little ones wearing something I'd made with all the love in my heart. 

To get back into crochet, I started with a huge blanket for my husband. It took weeks to complete but was worth it in the end. It was very physically draining especially in my prego state so I won't be doing anything that ambitious for a while.

When that was done, I made blankets for my friends' babies:

Then I made these for my daughter:

I could be wrong but I think she likes them...

After making all these blankets I was hooked on crochet again. Now I'm working on wearable items like sweaters, scarves and hats. I'm currently working on a circle scarf based on a pattern I found on this gorgeous crochet blog All About Ami. I have modified the pattern slightly to make a longer scarf and will post pictures when it's finished. I hope I get good enough to post my own tutorials one day. 

I'm currently on maternity leave so I have time on my hands (when the boss lady allows). Looks like the fam will be getting handmade stuff for Christmas this year :)


Anonymous said...

Hello! I hope all is well in your world. I used to follow your previous blog LITKs and this one too, way back when. Congratulations on all the new changes in your life - marriage, baby - the whole bit :).

I'm just wondering if you ever plan on continuing this blog? Or are you finished with it too? I come back here every now and again to check in. I've always enjoyed reading it, though I've never commented.

Well, take care and relish the joys of marriage and motherhood. Love your crochĂȘ work by the way.

Mrs Fizzy said...

@anonymous thank you :)

I will try to continue to post here but I get so busy with my family and work. I'll do my best!