Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Knit this, crochet that

There's something about cold weather that makes me itch to knit. I have a lot of odds and ends of yarn, half a skein of this and half a skein of that. So I decided to use it up! I'm making a scarf knitted the long way on circular needles, you only need a little amount of yarn. It's a great project to do when you have 10 or 20 minutes without any plans.

And...I finally did it, I taught myself to crochet! You can learn just about anything online. The world wide web is pretty amazing in that regard. I can only single and double crochet, but it's a start.

I clearly had some trouble in the beginning as you can see. It's way harder to control the tension when you crochet than it is when you knit. I'm still working on that. But after a while I started to get the hang of it and switched back and forth between single and double crochet.

It's coming along but I still have a long way to go! I was amazed at how quick crocheting is. I mean, it takes days if not weeks to knit a scarf, but you could crochet a scarf in a few hours! Crazy.

My goal is to be able to crochet Scandinavian heart ornaments for next Christmas.

This requires having way more crochet skills than I currently have so it will take a lot of practice before I can accomplish that, but it's exciting to learn something new!


  1. the stripped knitting is pretty, i plan on doing the same with little pieces of yarn & knit a stripped doll dress ~ your crochet is lovely, i really need to improve my crochet skills & i will probably do as you did & find some video tutorials :)

  2. Thanks, Rachel! Let me know if you find any good video tutorials! :)

  3. very cute! I bet you'll be crocheting 100's before you know it! I love how fast crocheting is too :)

    Thanks for popping by my blog today, take care Sarah