Today’s Christmas Crochet

Hello and Happy Weekend to you all!

What lovely weather; it’s hot , it’s sunny, there’s no rain. So what am I thinking of? Christmas of course!!

A couple of weeks ago my friend Lizzie sent me a Warcel (that’s a Wool- Parcel doncha know) and there was a ball each of red and white wool inside. It was quite thick and I have no idea who made it as there was no label, but as soon as I saw it I knew one thing – STOCKING!

So I have spent a happy 3 hours crocheting a Christmas stocking today. But I have problems with crocheted stockings in that they all seem to look either club-footed or like ski boots! I have yet to find the perfect pattern. 😦

I have tried starting from the top then doing the lower foot, I have tried patterns in the round. I have tried everything, but to no avail. I just don’t think it looks stocking-y but I don’t know how to fix it! What do you think?

Here is are a couple of pics so you can see what I mean.

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This week has also been memorable in the world of yarnage for another reason. I learned to knit! I watched a Youtube tutorial and it clicked straightaway…I can now cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. And I can do the stitch which I always think looks like the typical knit stitch – stocking stitch (ironic considering the pic above). I have a long way to go before I am ‘good’ at it, but I made a boo boo and managed to fix it two rows later…so that’s genius right?

The scarf I am in the middle of (btw there are no holes they are just grey parts of the wool!).

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The wool is very soft and the stitches don’t show up very well, sorry pics aren’t too good.

I have also come a long way with my big cross stitch project, however it’s not finished and just doesn’t make sense with no detail or explanation so I will save the picture for when it is complete. 🙂

And today Mother bought me a little present of the crochet edition of the Mollie Makes compendium series…I don’t think I would be doing many of the projects in here, although I do like the monochrome hooked zpagetti storage boxes and floor rug. And I like to browse and get more ideas. 🙂

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So, those are my crafty ‘creations’ this week. Hope you have been crafty too 🙂

Ellen xxx

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8 thoughts on “Today’s Christmas Crochet

  1. J

    I’m glad I’m not the only one thinking about christmas! I always intend to make handmade gifts but always run out time or patience – so I am thinking of beginning now to get a good start! Imagine, a carefree christmas….how nice it is to dream. 🙂 I also think I am genius whenever I fix a knitting blunder, and I learnt 3 years ago! Thanks for visiting my site too! Hannah

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    1. sarucrochet30 Post author

      Thank you!
      The pattern is in one of the small 20-to-make books, I think it is the Christmas Crochet one.
      This one turned out massive coz the wool was so thick lol!! xx

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