“So…. You Are Crocheting NOW?”

This is going to be an interesting month!!

It started off with me getting a bead order. Then I got a crochet order. Then a macrame order.

I think you get the picture with me wishing for an extra pair of hands and trying to switch crafts by the hour. And poor hubby. He is having the hardest time pretending to be interested in what happens in my craft room.

He said yesterday, “So… you are crocheting NOW?” I don’t know if that was a question or what it was. Probably just an observation comment. Well, that is good, isn’t it? That he notices when I switch up crafts.

The beading order was a bit challenging. Sit a spell, try one idea, then another, keep going until you have something pleasing to the eye. The macrame order will be super easy once I get started. The cord is cut and hanging patiently from a hook. I think I can tie knots blindfolded.

But what about the crochet order, you ask?

One word. Awful!! It’s been about 18 months since I crocheted anything.

I didn’t even remember how to make a SLIP KNOT. Now that is bad, bad, bad!! My mind drew a blank. I had to dig out my crochet pattern books and then went off in search of a You Tube video. Something like Crochet For Dummies. 😀 Something geared to the spanking brand new crocheter. After several false starts and four hours later, this is what I managed. Thank goodness yarn is easy to rip out.

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Now… if I could just stay awake long enough to finish this. 😀

It is going to be a sunbonnet potholder. Need to make two exactly like this and stitch them together.

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Like this one.

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Do you fall asleep when you crochet?

Go here to make your own sunbonnet potholder. I didn’t do all the bells and whistles. Just simple and easy after making the sunbonnet.


No Love For The Popcorn Stitch

Don’t know about you but I am not loving the Popcorn Crochet Stitch. It reminds me of “the girls”. A pair of ta-ta’s. 😀

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I just learned how to make them yesterday. Following the instructions in my crochet book, 101 Crochet Squares by Jean Leinhauser. They are easy to make, I just don’t like how they look. Thinking I might be doing them incorrectly, I checked YouTube for videos. Found 3, all with different ways to end the stitch. All started off the same with 5 dc’s, remove hook, go into the 1st dc to pull the stitch closed. I tried all 3 ways with the same result. They seem to collapse, spread out at the bottom. And they look like they are on the wrong side.

Oh well, what a big disappointment. I waited until I had over 50 squares under my belt before trying it and it’s no big deal after all.

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Don’t think I will be using this stitch much after finishing my project, Project 101.

How do you close off the top of a popcorn stitch? Chain stitch or single crochet?