Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wow how time flies

It's been about 10 months since I taught myself how to crochet.  If I can figure it out I think anyone can.  In the beginning I watched a lot of youtube videos and picked up "amigurumi world, seriously cute" because after all it was amigurumis that got me wanting to learn how to crochet.

This little cupcake is the first thing I ever crocheted myself from start to finish.  It is probably a little larger than a golf ball and there are oopsies all over the place but that is why I love it so much.  After I made a few of the smaller characters I ventured out to make my first larger scale piece.

Which is how this cactus was born.  As you can see my crocheting slowly got better and I was really enjoying the process.  This cactus was all done in one piece except the flower.  My next project was to master appendages which proved to be the hardest of them all.

To this day attaching arms, legs, ears, etc is the most difficult part of the process for me.  

So with a little time, yarn and a hook the possibilities are endless.  I would encourage anyone interested in learning crochet to go for it.  If I can do it, so can you.


22 comments:

  1. wow in 10 months you are crocheting like a pro! i am in love with that cactus :)

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  2. Crocheting is so much fun! I've never attempted a little animal or stuff like that.

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  3. Your first crochet projects look so much better than mine! They're really cute.

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  4. Your stuff is so cute I'd never think you'd been doing it for such a short amount of time!

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  5. Pretty impressive stuff! I have a hook and some yarn - but no skill!

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  6. You're awesome & I couldn't guess you only learnt crocheting 10 months ago! Love your amigurumis!

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  7. all of these are amazing, I esp love the cactus! x

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  8. They all look fabulous!!

    I also have difficulty with attaching limbs to things as well ; ;

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  9. oh wow! You only started this 10 months ago! geez lady! I'm so impressed, I mean I was always impressed but now even more so! We do have to hang out!! Soon! This weekend we are going to a pinball expo in Chicago - my bf is nuts ps - he just started on this pinball kick and it's gotten out of control haha, but I've never been to Chicago so I'm excited! But after that - it's crocheting time! :)

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  10. WOW !!!
    Only 10 months !?!?!?

    Gee !!! Tried knitting and it never sticked ... And I've never been able to catch on crochet ...

    Bravo !!!

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  11. I've been wanting to learn for a while now and I think that its awesome that you taught yourself!

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  12. You have totally inspired to me try and learn how to crochet! =]

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  13. So cute! I keep meaning to re-learn how to crochet {it's been years!} and your little amigurumis are so inspiring!

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  14. Your amigurumis are adorable! I've been crocheting for a few years, but haven't attempted an amigurumi yet, though I probably will eventually. You are really talented.

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  15. I hope you're feeling better! I was just thinking of you and thought I'd pop over and tell yea!! :)

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  16. so cute! i love crocheting and amis. if only i had more time for it....and i know what you mean about attaching the appendages and stuff. it's a pain in the butt but so worth it in the end!

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  17. I love these!
    They're so cute!

    Ayeisha
    x

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  18. I LOVE these little guys
    they are so adorable...i'm so glad you stumbled upon my blog so I could stumble upon yours ;-)

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  19. So adorable, I love them!

    http://jennymayandswede.blogspot.com/

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  20. This little guy is awesome! I've been crocheting for years but i still have a problem with tension etc. Great job!

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