Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Year's Resolution- Learn to Crochet

This year for my New Year's Resolution I decided that I wanted to learn to crochet.  I first explored the art of crochet when I was in middle school, but I never really enjoyed it or got the hang of it.  

Thanks to my beautiful and intelligent sister-in-law, Jemima, I have learned once again.  She is an excellent teacher.  Here are some of the new things I've crocheted.  

Prayer Shawl
 For the prayer shawl I used a pattern from RAKJ Patterns: 
Here is their shop.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RAKJpatterns

Shell Hat
For this shell hat I used a tutorial found on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963#p/c/203DB010F79C5E97/4/LfCjVZOxMgc


Cowl


I bought the pattern for this cowl here from Long Beach Designs.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/64791224/pdf-crochet-pattern-highland-cowl

I'm currently working on fingerless mittens.  I've completed one, but haven't started the other yet.  On another note, I had 4 snow days from school!  It was amazing!  Here is a picture of Walker in the snow.

5 comments:

Jemima said...

These look great!! Trust me it's your own innate talent, not my teaching. =)

I can't wait to see your fingerless gloves - I made some for Tricia last year, and they came out great. I need to dig up that pattern....

dpupping said...

Alaina, you are amazing!

Alaina said...

Thanks, ladies. :)
Jemima, Walker got ahold of my first finished glove so now there is a hole in it. Once I finish the other one, I'm going to try to repair it. :(

Alayna Howard said...

OMG... I love the shirt on Walker. I am a little bit of a "chanimal mom" myself. CHANIMAL is the word my sister in law made up. CHILDREN/ANIMALS LOL

Alaina said...

Alayna, thanks for stopping by! :)
Chanimal- that is hilarious! Yep, Walker is my baby! My boyfriend calls her my furry baby.