Thursday, November 4, 2010

Crocheater Revisited

Finally finished my crocheted hanger. Geesh, I can't believe it took me 5 days. My Nan would be embarrassed if she knew how long it took me to knit these few stitches. She taught me how to crochet when I was a little bit and I've been crocheting ever since, just not all the time. But it's like riding a bike - it all comes back when you start the motion again.

Now that I know what I'm doing, I could probably do it much quicker the second time around. I'd like to make some of these for gifts. Even if you don't want to hang any clothing on them, they would look very pretty hanging by themselves on a hook somewhere. I think that's what M. is going to do with hers. She loves the shabby chic look and her hanger fits that look perfectly.
I can't post the pattern for the hanger and roses but I was able to find something similar. You can find a rose pattern here. You can find a hanger patterns here and here.

M. found the patterns in a crochet book we got while thrifting one Saturday morning. She paid but a few tupponce for it and look at the treasure that's come out of this book - pretty little hangers and posy, cosy roses.

Now that I'm back in the swing with crochet, I've been scouting out future projects for M. and I to try. Er, that's right, M., I'm counting you in for doing these with me.
photo from posy.typepad.com

I can crochet granny squares like my granny did. Remember the scarf I made last winter from granny squares? Wait a minute, I'll go find the posting....

....er, can't find it. Maybe I didn't post about it. Rats.

Well, trust me, I know how to do granny squares and these nine little squares will take me no time at all to whip up. Yessiree, I should have that done in a day or two.

Right.
photo from attic24.typepad.com

And how sweet is this hanger with all those little teeny tiny flowers hanging from the bottom? 

Love this hanger.

But I'm definitely going  to need M.'s help with this one.

The pattern is in Japanese.

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