One of the badges for this quarter at Eat, Sleep, Knit was “High Class Hooker” and that involved making a crochet project that uses at least 250 yards. For my pattern, I chose the Mitered Square Pet Blanket but didn’t want to deal with stripes so I just threw in a bit of different color at random.
I have friends who love to crochet. I do not love to crochet. For a brief moment, I thought . . I’ll pay someone to do this project for me. Then, I remembered . . be honest!
The pattern started out with “Ch 2”. My knitting brain saw that as cast on 2 and . . cast on 2 I did.
At this point, I knew there was a problem. How on earth was I going to keep going when I only had one hook .. not two? Thank goodness for YouTube so I went there, found a beginning crochet video and realized “chain 2” and “cast on 2” are two very different things.
I got through it and am glad to have it done!
It’s 16″ square. Instead of a pet blanket, it’s going to be a doll blanket for Addie.
My friend, Sarah, and I were talking on the phone yesterday and I told her I was crocheting. She said “Knitting?” and I told her no, I was crocheting and explained why. She said “It’s been a long time since I heard you were crocheting!” Yes . . like since maybe high school!
I’m glad to have that one done!
Sherry V. says
Good job! I’m more of a crocheter than a knitter so I understand completely the problem with going from one to the other.
I still haven’t finished the first project from LAST year’s Camp Loopy and it is just a cowl in rib stitch done on circular needles.
Hopefully I will have it done before autumn rolls around again so I can keep my neck warmer.
Vivian Oaks says
Crochet was always easier for me to understand as I learned, so crocheting is my first love of the two. My problem is that I’m a lefty, so learned to crochet left-handed, but when my grandmother taught me knitting, I learned right-handed… I know I’m strange. It’s never been an issue either way, but I sure wouldn’t want to try to switch at this late date to learn to do both the same way!!
Sherry V. says
I’m a lefty too!! But my grandmother was a righty. . . it took forever for me to “get it”.
Eve in GA says
I understand. I’ve been sweating bullets about doing the crochet for the badge. Therefore, I’ll think about it during Q3—or Q4. Guess it will depend on how many badge points I end up needing. LOL!
I learned to crochet first (as a child), but I mostly just knit now. I do like the square you made. It will make a good doll blanket! (I used to crochet sleeping bags for my Barbies…they pretend camped often…)
Terri S. says
I’ve been knitting off and on since high school, but I took my first crochet class last fall. I had a hard time getting it at first, and was trying to knit with 1 crochet hook!! My teacher thought that was a hoot! I eventually got it and now, I prefer crochet to knitting. I just seems to go a lot faster. I got interested in the amigurumi animals and I’ve made a bunch of those for my granddaughter. I usually have 3 or 4 projects going at once, and work on whichever one I feel like doing while I watch TV at night.
Ranch Wife says
I am teaching myself to crochet because we have a trip planned and I will need something to occupy my time while in the air and I wasn’t sure if knitting needles were allowed. Didn’t want them to be confiscated!
I am so glad you said this would be for Addie. We came home once to find a trail of blood up and down the hall. Benji had caught a toenail and it bled like crazy. I felt awful. I’m sorry to sound like a negative Nellie. The blanket is beautiful!!! Another beautiful treasure you’ve created!!!