|Christmas Colors Dishcloth|
|Variegated colors Drink Coaster|
I would love to hear lots and lots of oohs and aahs! Please!
My dear grandmother "MaMa" crocheted all the time. She made beautiful afghans, baby sweater sets, ornaments, vests, hair do-dads, etc. I kind of tried to learn to crochet once or twice from her, but was never very successful. So I gave it up for cross stitch ~ which I love.
However, when our Keepers group of girls was going to learn to crochet a dishcloth, I was determined to learn with them. I gritted my teeth and suffered through the first ones I did. Now,I can make a dishcloth easily.
So, I decided to learn how to make a coaster (there is a coaster set category for the State Fair). I sat down with Amy's crochet book and started teaching myself yesterday. I learned the single stitch and did 6 circular rows of it (I was to the teeth gritting stage with the single crochets and all the counting), then the book directions ended so I started improvising. I added a row of half double crochets and then 2 rows of double crochets.
I am very pleased with the result. Actually, if I made it a couple of rows bigger ~ it could be a bun cover for Amy's ballet bun.
Can't wait to show Rosana and Angela before church tomorrow!
Next, I would like to be able to make those little crocheted daisies!
Maybe my "inner Mama" is slowly emerging...about 9 years after she went to live with Jesus!