Crochet Projects in the Works

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I know it has been a while since I have mentioned the “Crochet Master Class Book” I have been so busy with crocheting gifts I have been away from it. Now is the time to start thinking about it again. I plan on crocheting the “Filet Crochet Table Runner” (see picture taken from book is above) as the next project from the book, but since it is such a large project I thought I would practice by crocheting filet afghan in worsted weight yarn first.

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I chose a pattern from the book “Afghans for all Seasons” named “Victorian Throw.” (picture above) It has got a beautiful filet diamond pattern crochet – using double crochet and chain stitches. I chose this pattern because in addition to crocheting the filet pattern, I will also have to work increasing and decreasing with the filet squares on the ends which ultimately form half diamonds upon completion of every twelve rows. This pattern will work up quick using the graph provided. I will just have to keep a careful eye on the count.

The second project I have been working on is the Annie’s Hook & Needle club kit – A Basket of Sunflower Coasters which I detailed earlier this week. (see link Kit 8:  A Basket of Sunflower Coaster)

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If you remember from an earlier post, I had decided to start a square sampler afghan “Special Stitches Sample” from Annie Attic. (pictured above) It is something small that I can do in between other projects and I like to limit myself to no more than three projects simultaneously. The second square (pictured below) that I completed is the bullion stitch with split single crochet in between. I am not real happy with the color and am thinking about redoing the first two squares in a different one. This was a new stitch for me and once I mastered it I really enjoyed working it. This is the tutorial I posted on both the bullion stitch (see link Bullion Stitch) and the split single crochet (see link Split Single Crochet).

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These are the three projects that are keeping me pretty busy these days. Would love to hear what projects you are working on. I always love to hear what projects other people are crocheting. Send me a picture if possible.

Until next time, Keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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4 Responses to Crochet Projects in the Works

  1. susanklement says:

    Wow, I am impressed by your ability to keep to only 3 projects–I always have a lot of things going. Right now I have a lacy v-stitch blanket, a school colors granny square, a ruffle scarf, a shawl, a ribbon blanket and a moss stitch blanket in really active status–as in, I am regularly working on all of them. I have a few other things partly done, but I haven’t picked them up lately–a Vintage Vertical Strip blanket (which is enormous, and waiting for cooler weather for me to be able to work on it), a Lancaster Quilt pattern blanket, a hexagon blanket, another moss stitch blanket, some fingerless gloves, a white lapghan, and probably a few other things I am forgetting. I want to start a few more things, too, although I am trying to finish a few things first! I have actually finished a lot of things lately, though, so we shall see how long I can hold out, ;).

  2. susanklement says:

    Oh, I forgot to say that I love your filet afghan! I made a Tardis from Dr. Who in filet this summer, and my son loved it:

  3. angelphilipp says:

    I have 4 main projects that I am working on a loom knit shawl 50% done, a pair of loom knit socks, I am turning the heel on sock 1 today(actually this is my third sock of this pair, mistakes in the first two so got frogged before completion. Tunisian squares sampler blanket, I think I have 8 squares done out of 64 and a beekeepers quilt I have 75 hexis done not sure how big I am making this it is a long term project.

  4. I apologize for not responding quicker, I have been fighting off an eye infection that made computer work difficult. Susan and Angel you both are very industrious when it comes to your craft. I think it is great that you can manage so many projects. It just did not work for me. It was to tempted to walk away from a project that I did not enjoy as well and start a new one. Although I would love to see some finish pictures of your projects, you can post them on my Facebook page: Crochet with Passion.

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