Thursday 27 February 2020

I Taught Myself How To Crochet

Hi guys. Does anyone even read this blog anymore? I don't know. It's been that long, I can barely remember how to do this. Excuse my awkwardness, I reckon it'll take awhile for this to feel "normal" again.

Where have we been? To be honest, stuck behind a thick wall of grief. After the death of our Grandparents, we lost all desire to do anything - let alone blog. But now that we're feeling a bit better, I figured it was time to get back to doing the things I used to enjoy. And here we are!

To try and cope, I taught myself how to crochet. A tonne of mistakes and Youtube tutorials later, and I am quite literally hooked (haha). This is basically just going to be a bunch of photos and "look what I did!" moments - so please, if you will, just humour me.

My first successful project, a set of coasters! I can't even tell you how proud of these I was, hahaha. Now... not so much. Infact, I've never even used them.

After 4 attempts at beanie patterns, I discovered Casey's pattern here and geez was that a game changer or what. I've lost count of how many of these beanies I've made since then, but I can assure you that everyone in my life has at least one of them now. Check out her blog, seriously, she's pretty damn impressive.

Then came my obsession with Scandinavian Santas. I even managed to sell a few of these beauties, which I'm super proud of.

Since the Santas, I've been loving amigurumi in general. I've made reindeer, a super cute deer and a dolphin. Definitely want to try making more, since they're so much fun to do.

For Christmas I made beach cover ups for Mum and Camille. That was a nightmare as I'd purchased a pattern, and after I'd finished making it I realised it just wouldn't work. So I unpicked the whole thing and made up my own pattern. I actually LOVE how they turned out.

One of my favourite makes so far has to be this little shark keyring that I made for Camille. It's soooo adorable! And sharks are just the best. It's of course one of Spin A Yarn's patterns, that I highly recommend. It certainly is a bit fiddly, because it's made with 2ply yarn and a microscopic hook - but the end result makes it so worth it.

I've made a few bags and socks too, but I don't have any good photos of them. I also won't share photos of the pretty unsuccessful jumpers I've made hahaha. Or the numerous things that have been unpicked. But honestly, it's a hobby that I'm thoroughly enjoying.

Maybe this hobby can turn into a side business! Who knows. It's early days. But yeah, I taught myself how to crochet and that's all I can really recall doing last year.

What have you been up to? Did you make it this far through the post?! 

This is one (kind of) happy hooker, signing off.
Christel oxo


  1. Hi christel. Love the beach cover up and the Santa and dolphin and reindeer. Keep up the great Mahi.