Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Crochet for beginners

For anyone interested in taking up crochet, there is a great magazine out here. You get the magazine, two balls of wool and a crochet hook all for 99p! Of course I already know how to crochet and I thought it may be a bit basic but I've actually learnt a new stitch, this textured stitch.

It's basically one row of dc and then the next row is 1 dc and 1 tr repeated. I've used the chunky yarn provided and it looks gorgeous in this raspberry colour. The photos look a little dark, sorry! It's the lack of natural light lately.

The idea is to build up squares to make a throwover. Just the job to keep you warm, although still no snow here yet!


  1. This mag is all sold out. Believe me, I've tried. I've ended up ordering it from the distributer. I can't crochet but really, really want to learn. I can manage the chain stitch and the next, but the third has me beat so far. Hope this mag is going to help. :) (btw - the mag is selling for about £8 on ebay, if you wanted a little pocket money!)xx

  2. Crikey! Wish I'd bought two now! The second part in in the shops now! It is really good for learning basic crochet, I'm sure you'll get on well with it. Look forward to seeing the results on your blog! :0)

  3. I've bought this and am trying my hardest but having a nightmare with it. I've mastered treble stitch and double stitch seperately and I'm trying to put it all together to make that first square but for some reason mine just doesn't come out looking the same as the picture!!

    It's so frustrating!!!! I'm sure I'll get the hang of it I just need to keep doing it over and over and over again but I don't do well with things I have to work at!

  4. Oh that's a shame! Does the dvd help at all? I've not looked at mine yet! :0)