Wednesday, October 06, 2010

My Latest Crochet Creations

I've been crocheting, trying to teach myself to get better (it's so much harder than knitting!) and here are the two latest creations. First, here's a Flared Shell Brimmed Cloche hat that I made using creme nylon crochet thread exactly according to the pattern.

I need to block it and straighten that brim, the picture on the above link looks better but I'm thinking of embellishing it with a ribbon rosette and a pearl pin. I think that would look sweet--a black ribbon and a little cameo in the center?

And then I made this Honeycomb Hat from a free pattern on the Lion Brand Yarn site. It turned out so sweet and it was highly gratifying to have all of Grace's friends say they wanted one too when she wore it to school.

If you're interested in the pattern check out the comments on the site because I made the same modifications as they did. Eighty chains at the beginning work just fine but the openwork pattern needs to be taken in by one stitch in each loop or else it's enormous. I used a worsted-weight cotton yarn.

5 comments:

dyuane said...

those are some great looking caps. My daughter would love that.

jacjewelry said...

These are great! They look great on the girls, too! Funny that you find it harder than knitting - I find that knitted pieces are easier to "ruin". If you accidentally "drop" a stitch while working on a piece, a lot of it gets ruined! (I don't know the proper terminology :)). I taught myself how to crochet a few years ago, but instead of starting with something reasonable like a scarf, I decided to make an afghan. Not smart...

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Those are adorable! And I don't think I would fix the first hat. I like it better this way than in the pro picture.

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

I agree with jacjewelry--I find knitting more complex than crocheting because it's so much harder to go back and fix a mistake a row or two back.

Keep up the crochet, though. You do really nice work!

Clotilde M. said...

Really feminine and lovely! I love crochet that is like that.