It’s NOT knitting. Okay?

crochetblankets2Certain people in my life (who shall remain nameless) are so uninterested in handicrafts that they ask me what I’m knitting when I have a crochet hook in my hand.

I met a lady recently who is a prolific crocheter.  She bemoaned the fact that people don’t seem to realise how much time and effort go into handcrafted items.  She told me about the time she went round to a friends’ house and saw the crocheted blanket she had made for them in the dog’s basket.  I then had to tell her about when a certain member of my household (who shall remain nameless) gave my hand-knitted cable cushion to the cats to sit on.  It got so smelly and covered in cat hair that it ended up in the bin.

flowerblanket2Anyway, I just wanted to share some pictures of my crocheted items in the hopes that someone in the blogosphere will appreciate the work that went into them.  The blankets in the first photo were made a long time ago, pre-Internet.  The blue one is like the classic granny squares blanket except that it uses Hawaiian stitch.  The blanket in the foreground uses a clever triangular motif that I got from a magazine.  The central panel of the blanket in the second photo was based on a pattern I found on the Internet.  Here’s a link to it.  It uses American symbols so if you’re on my side of the pond you need to convert sc to dc, hdc to htr, dc to tr, tr to dtr and so on.

003The amigurumi is my own invention – hence the slightly demented expression.  He’s supposed to be a lion cub.  Look, I know they’re not blue with white bellies but I was going for cute rather than realistic, okay?cape

The final item is a make-it-up-as-you-go-along cape I made recently for my daughter to wear on a special occasion.

Do you have any stories of unappreciated handicraft?  If so, please leave a comment and we can commiserate together.


Posted on June 2, 2013, in Crochet and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. A conversation I’ve had many times goes something like this:
    “what are you knitting?”
    “I’m not knitting, I’m crocheting.”
    “Oh. Same thing.”
    “Uh not really.” As I think to myself Well, there goes the lovely scarf you were going to get for your birthday. Clearly you would not have appreciated it.
    Ah well some people will never really understand.


    • Thanks for replying. I’ve had the same conversation a few times. Maybe one day these people will learn to crochet and then they’ll understand!
      When I was little I never really appreciated the jumpers that my nan would knit for me. They were such loud colours. I had one that was bright green with yellow patches on the front. My dad called me his little budgie when I wore it.


  2. That is such a work of art, Sarah. You have talent!


    • Thank you so much for the compliment and thanks for stopping by Perpetua. It’s so nice to have visitors! I love visiting your blog, even if I don’t often leave a comment. When I leave a “Like” I really mean it!


  3. Love the kitty and that first blanket is smashing…everything is wonderful:)


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