January 26, 2011

Crochet is Back!

I have spent so many years poring throught knitting magazines and attempting to to make items, but I'm afraid I have to come to the conclusion that knitting is not for me (yet)! So then the thought occurred to me. Why not crochet?? Well, I was always under the impression that crochet was unfashionable, just granny sqaures and mittens BUT.... I have since discovered that a whole new world of crochet designs is coming through. The latest being on the catwalks of Milan. I never knew crochet could look so good in garments.
Anyway, this is my first attempt at a cardigan and if you see the original pattern you'll wonder how I ended up with this lol. The pattern has a collar, cuffed sleeves, a longer vest etc. - but I actually really love the way my mistaken version turned out. The wide sleeves and no collar remind me of a kimono.


MoonDoggie said...

I've been crocheting a granny square blanket for a little while now. I'm impressed that you are able to crochet all those different elements of the cardigan. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to do that.

Kathleen said...

Thanks a lot.

I would never have believed it but I bought a couple of crochet magazines. This one is from Crochet Today, and they explain it in such simple terms that I found I could follow it.

You should give it a shot!