I found some longstitch tapestry yarn in my craft supplies earlier today and they got me to thinking...what could I make with them?
I had a little look at what I'd made and thought it kinda looked like a beach scene, with water, rocks, sand...I thought I'd take it a step further. What if you could take a photo and turn it into a crochet pattern? I looked online, because, obviously, I'm not the first person to come up with this idea. And so I chanced upon this site - http://pic2pat.com/
Upload your image (for example, this gorgeous photo of blossom I took down at the park today), and it will give you a grid to crochet, plus all the coloured yarns you need to buy:
I haven't started yet, I'm just messing around at the moment, but it looks like a lot of fun. What do you think? Worth a go? Let me know!
Check out these fab snowflakes we made at Crochet at Esquires on Thursday night! We made them from string, using Motif Number 55 from the book, "Beyond the Square - Crochet Motifs" by Edie Eckman. Very simple, they could be strung together to make a Christmas garland.
The past couple of days I've been working on my version of the "Sweet Pea Shawl" from Debbie Stoller's "The Happy Hooker". It's been designed by Amie Hirties, and, if I end up finishing it, should be absolutely gorgeous.
I've used a twist of three different colours of mercerised cotton, but it's up to you what you use really - it's quite an easy pattern to follow, perfect for those who've recently learned and want to get their teeth into something that's a challenge, but not a chore.
"Sweet Pea Shawl", by Amie Hirtles. From "The Happy Hooker", by Debbie Stoller.
"The Happy Hooker" is available from Amazon. It's a brilliant book for all crochet skill levels, and isn't fusty or old-fashioned in any way, just good, no nonsense how to, and loads of lovely patterns.
Come learn to Crochet at Esquire's Coffee House, upper level IntuBromley, opposite Toys'R'Us. We're on most Thursday nights 6.30-8.30. First class is £10, subsequent classes are £5. All materials provided.