Crochet Keeps me Sane - Part 1

It's true.  If I hadn't had crochet in the last few years I don't know what I would have done.

It was a tough time and I couldn't really settle to anything.  I tried to pick up scrapbooking again after a few years off  but just didn't "feel it" and I gave away all my stash to a friend who was just starting to make cards.

Crochet was something I could make as complicated or as simple as I wanted.  I started with stripes and found this much more calming than granny squares and having to sew in a million ends.

I did quite a few stripey blankets at first.

and then I discovered Instagram and everything changed.

I kept telling myself that some of the patterns were too complicated and way above my ability as a beginner.  The thing is.  You can't be a beginner forever so I took the plunge and bought a book called Sophie's Universe by Dedri Uys.

The rest, as they say, is history.

I literally couldn't put it down.  I crocheted every spare minute I had and as I started at the beginning of July (and then had several weeks off over the summer) I managed to complete Sophie in 6 weeks.

 She was an absolute joy to make.

The problem now was....I needed to more wool and another project.................

To be continued.


  1. Oh wow! You have gone from beginner to advanced in a very short space of time! That bedspread is amazing - and lockdown is the perfect excuse for spending time on crafty projects - thank goodness there are wool suppliers still offering online orders ;-)

  2. WOW to all of the blankets, but that last one is truly spectacular. I have never been able to master crocheting & I've had many friends try to teach me. Cannot wait to see what you create next.

  3. Thank you. If I'm allowed to say it, I'm very proud of it. It's been on the bed this winter and keeping us warm on those chilly nights.


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