Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Crochet crazy

A couple weeks ago, I was pretty stressed out.  Chainmaille wasn't cutting it anymore in terms of distracting me from stressful things, so I decided to teach myself crochet.  And let me tell you, I love it! Crochet is one of those things that I just couldn't do for a long time--it made no sense.  But now I've found a love for making knots with a hook.

I even made a hat!  Yes, that is an octopus.  I crocheted that too.  (It's detachable.)

So, in between working on the chainmaille wedding dress and inventory for my last show of the summer, I've started crocheting.  Clean up for a ball of yarn falling on the floor is a lot easier than picking up a spilled bag of rings.  For that alone, it's the best craft to travel with.

I'll be posting more crochet instructions in the near future, but here's the one that helped me get started:


Chainmaille jewelry
Handcrafted jewelry

1 comment:

  1. Hey....congratulations for your first crochet creation....it is wonderful !!!! Very nice hat...lovely colour...lovely pattern and your octopus friend is amazing !!! Very nice idea !!! I also make jewelries but I also love to knit and crochet and i have a couple of time to knit...i miss it...i think i will knit sth soon...it is sure more relaxed than chainmaille and it is always so exciting to learn a new art and it's techniques !!!
    Have fun whatever you do !!! Kisses !! :o))