I have tried unsuccessfully to learn how to knit. When I came across a technique called knooking – knitting with a crochet hook – I knew I had to know more. I found a knooking blog that explained how to do this technique with a modified crochet hook. There is also a knooking group on Ravelry that is a great resource.
I had made a small dishcloth by knooking. Then I smashed my thumb in my truck door. So I’m waiting for it to heal completely before I try knooking again. Here is my dishcloth –
I’m looking forward to getting back to this technique. It is kind of cool to be able to knit with my crochet hook.
Teacups in crochet are so cute. They make a great fun toy for little girls. This pattern is from Lion Brand and is actually supposed to be a teacup pincushion. It was really easy to work up and took only about an hour. Four teacups, four plates, and a teapot would be an adorable Christmas gift. This is one pattern I need to keep in mind when planning out crochet gifts.
I made these for a swap. They were on my partner’s wist although they weren’t in crochet but felt. I used embroidery thread for the body and stuffed them with a chick pea. Stuffing wasn’t going so well. Then I used a ribbon to make an acorn top and attached it to a button. Then I hot glued the button to the top of the acorn. I had made about 10 and then my daughter noticed them. She took about half of them, so I had to make a few more. They didn’t take that long. I just start with a chain 2 and then six single crochet into the second chain from hook. Then a round of 2 single crochet into each stitch. Next an even row of single crochet followed by a decrease of in every three stitches.
They turned out almost nearly what I had hoped. I would have been happier not using the hot glue but not sure how I could attach it to the crochet.
While watching an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, I noticed the Squidward was reading an issue of Modern Crochet. I was able to use my camera to get a picture of it.
Not to critique but I’ve never crocheted with knitting needles before. Still it was kind of nice to see crochet ‘featured’ on Spongebob. There are so many Spongebob crochet projects. While Squidward as looking at the magazine, he said something like, “oh I’ve never seen that before.”