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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Addicted to Crochet

My first post should be about where my passion for crochet started. My mum taught me to crochet (along with knitting) when I was about 10 years old. I have always had a penchant for making things and being creative, so much so I remember crying at first school when I wasn't picked to join the knitting group which is what prompted my mum, being faced with this inconsolable child to dig out her needles, hooks and yarn and give me my first lesson in knitting and then crochet.
My mum is a fantastic knitter and crocheter so I was very lucky to have her as my teacher. They say you are either a crocheter or knitter, and crochet definitely became my craft. My first project was a giant granny square blanket which upon completion was promptly pinched by my brother to adorn his bed. After that many more blankets followed through my teens and then I kinda put my hooks away for several years, only making the odd appearance when there was a new baby in the family to make a blanket for.

A small selection of my blankets!

Then a few years ago I stumbled upon some patterns for amigurumi and was hooked once more, along with blankets I would make toys, scarves and items for the house. I also developed an obsession with crochet magazines and books, dreaming of my next projects everytime I flick through one. I started to go everywhere with a project in my bag and it was soon the norm for me to fish out some crocheting whilst catching up with a cuppa with friends and relatives. I remember one time forgetting my basket of wool for a trip to my parents for dinner and my husband refusing to turn the car around to go get it, that was a long few hours!
A few months ago I was blessed with the birth of my beautiful son, then crochet took a whole new turn. I love making things for him, blankets, toys and decorations for his bedroom. I cannot wait to teach him also when he is older, who says boys can't crochet!
Well there we go, my name is Kelly and I am a crochet addict!!!

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