Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of a little crocheting. I don’t know why, as crochet conjures up an image of furniture draped in layers of brightly multi coloured crocheted blankets accessorised with crocheted cushion covers in clashing hues and a cat sitting in the middle. And the reason there are so many blankets is because what else can you crochet? Well, casting aside my prejudices and in need another blanket I thought I’d try a bit of crochet, especially as the last blanket I made took ages to knit and almost as long to sew together and crochet is supposed to be quicker than knitting. Anyway, my knitting is rather multi coloured (as you can see above) so I don’t know why I hold that against crochet.
I tried Granny Squares. I mastered the technique (more or less) and managed to produce a few squares of roughly the same size but I couldn’t face joining together dozens of squares so they became a doll sized blanket and I moved on to a blanket made in one piece.
It’s easy to get into a rhythm as it’s all the same stitch, but I’m still not convinced about crochet. It seems to use a great deal of wool and the pattern reminds me of that ric rac ribbon that was sewn onto every polyester dress in the seventies.
I’ll keep going until I run out of wool, which won’t take long as I’m using up all the odd balls of wool I have rather than buying lots of new, so I’ll probably end up with a very short blanket. Maybe I’ll look out for another crochet book or website that will give me some different ideas. Do you have any recommendations? Or I might just go back to knitting.