Woohoo! I’ve mastered crochet! (sort of, but not really)

Back in July last year I attended a beginners crochet course with the lovely Sara, of One Churchills Green, where I very happily (but with quite a bit of help) made an apple cosy. Since then I’ve been busy knitting away but was still a bit scared of the crochet hook. Recently I finally decided to pick up the hook again and I think I’m getting the hang of it! I found this simple pattern in a recent Mollie Makes, although I don’t think I’ll be making the 400 odd squares needed to make this throw. Maybe a little baby blanket will be a better starting project! Tension is still a problem (you can see that some of the blocks are quite different in size. Whoops!) but we’ll see what happens. I’ll post an update once I’ve finished. Although don’t hold your breath, it may take a while…

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Liberty baby bibs

I’ve been asked to be a Godmother to a beautiful baby girl in March so have been racking my brains trying to think of something special that I can make for her. I settled on these liberty bibs. (Tutorial here) However, I ended up giving them to her early as her mum was bemoaning her lack of bibs, so will have to come up with something else!

I used these beautiful liberty tana lawn fabrics in (from left to right) Eliza’s, Thorpe, Pheobe, and Wiltshire.

I really enjoyed making them and got a bit carried away, so I now have a little stack of them in reserve! I’m sure they will make perfect ‘new baby’ presents for friends when the time comes.