Monday, 26 March 2012

Crochet Shrug

Sometimes it can get a little samey crafting the same thing, I got a little suck into crocheting blankets and granny squares for various things. Time to step the crocheting up a gear. Raverly is a website I always turn to for inspiration, if you haven't investigated that site its well worth a view if your fond of crocheting or knitting and there's plenty of free patterns on there. On there I found this shrug come waistcoat pattern which I attempted, and somewhat successfully made.


It's a relativity easy pattern to use as a basis to introduce myself into crocheting items to wear only using double crochets, chains, trebles and treble togs [the English terminology]. It took only two balls off wool too which I grabbed on sale in JoAnns so it's ended up being something cheap and cheerful to wear over vest tops when its evening time in the warmer months ahead. Its certainly tempted me into challenging my crocheting in the future. 

Are you crafting anything at the moment?

27 comments:

  1. LOVE this Rachael, the color is so beautiful! I've been doing a lot of crazy quilting and embroidery.

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    1. Thank you! Quilting always looks so fun, its certainly a bigger craft here in the states then in the UK.

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  2. I've never yet managed the art of crochet so to my mind you've done an incredible job making something that looks so lovely! Great colour too :-)

    Jem xXx

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    1. Thank you! It was one of my left over colours when I made our first blanket.

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  3. wow that's awesome! I've always wanted to learn that but no one to teach me haha

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    1. Teach yourself! That's how I learnt!

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  4. What a gorgeous shrug, it fits perfectly! No crafting for me, too busy packing! x

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  5. That's amazing, you are one clever lady X

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  6. Awww this is lovely and kudos for making it :) I'd love to a - have the patience to make something like that and secondly be able to :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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    1. Thank you, luckily as with most crochet things they end up being pretty quick to make up so that boredom level of not getting anywhere never really sets in.

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  7. It's gorgeous! I tried my hand at crochet and knitting for the first time this weekend. FAILED big time. I just need a lot more practice. xx

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    1. Yeah it just takes a while, the patterns with the diagrams were a great help in learning to crochet - fair easier then the worded patterns - they even make me get in a tangle!

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  8. That shrug is so adorable. I am the least crafty person in the world. I wish I had the patience and the skill to make beautiful things like this.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. I'm glad I taught myself, such a nice hobby to pick up every now and again.

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  9. you definitely did a great job girl! looks incredible!!!
    xo TJ

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  10. It looks gorgeous! I love the yarn color you've picked! I haven't crocheted in forever... must crochet now!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. It was a really soft yarn too - it's really nice!

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  11. very pretty! love the colour :)
    Rosie xo
    apocketfulofrosie.co.uk

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  12. ah it's so pretty, lovely colour!

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    1. I'm not too much of a pink girlie girl at times but there's something nice about this shade.

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  13. Wow this is so pretty! I've just started properly knitting so I might have a go at something like this :D xxx

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  14. Oh, this is lovely! Fab colour too. I made a shrug as a gift a while ago but maybe it's time I treated myself ;-)

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