Monday, February 1, 2010

February Craft Challenge

What you've all been waiting for! Well, as you can see by the poll results, it looks like we'll be learning how to crochet this month. Unlike last month's challenge, where we could choose our medium, and thus possibly already had the skills even if we had never made an ACEO, this month, many of us will really be learning something entirely new.

If you know how to crochet, and would like to offer guidance, that would be great! A good place to start may be recommended links or books, and you can leave those right in the comments. Perhaps some awesome youtube videos. Last year, I dabbled in teaching myself to crochet, and purchased a book by Susan Bates called My Crochet Teacher that includes special left hand instructions. I think I bought it at Michaels.

And I know that February is a short month, but we're going to do a bonus craft as well. I need to gather some more information on supplies for it, but this will be a mug project. And it's simple and quick. Intrigued?

Tomorrow will be a wrap up of the January ACEO challenge complete with pictures!

10 comments:

RainyDayArt said...

I can help with crochet questions!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I'm new at crocheting - but I can show off the baby blanket I'm working on!

Carapace said...

Hurrah! Oh, I'm so excited to learn something really new! I wonder what makes a good very first project...

SweetwaterGifts said...
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SweetwaterGifts said...

I'm currently working on an afghan pattern and probably not finish by month end, but will share my progress. The first thing I was taught was a granny square and I highly recommend it as a first project.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Just got some crochet books from the library and cotton yarn to try my hand at some new stitches and projects during February.

Have made afghans before using the double crochet stitch (so nothing fancy) and wool yarn from sheep I use to have (the afghans are super warm!). It's always nice to make something that you can use for many years.

Elle said...

Kila found this link, and it has great illustrations and video:

http://learntocrochet.lionbrand.com

RainyDayArt said...

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/
for crochet instructions and patterns

maddyandme said...

I want to learn to crochet flowers - eventually :) where should I start? I have always believed you can knit or crochet, not both, but Jennifer proves me wrong (almost everytime :) Where should I start? Can I start with a simple flower or should I go with the granny square? experts? input? opinions?

Veelana said...

If you don't know what to crochet, consider making a square for AIDS orpans! They will be made into cheerful and warm blankets!

www.knit-a-square.com