Sunday, 2 January 2011


I'm so excited to tell you about this! But first HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! Hope you had a Smashing Christmas!Ours was lovely, and I am loving the new year because I have Finally learnt to CROCHET!! I have wanted to do this for sooo long, years in fact, I have made many attempts before but couldn't even get to grips with how to hold the hook!

But this year I was determined, after seeing so much hooky loveliness here and here...

and most definitely here , I knew I just had to persevere until I had done it, and I have, AT LAST!!

I can't believe I made these tiny squares!

It's all because of this lovely lady and her amazing blog.
It was so easy to follow her step by step instructions, they were so clear, I could check if I was doing it right with the gorgeous clear photos too!

Thank you so much Vanessa!!

I'm now working on the scarf and really enjoying it!

I'm off to do some more, gotta go into the loft to raid my stash of oddment yarns!
Rachel xx


swedishouse said...


Wonderful...isn't just the best feeling of achievement?
There will be no stopping you now!
Looking forward to seeing all you crochet lovliness ;-)
Well Done!
I LOVE Vanessa and her wonderful inspirational blog
LOVE PEACE enJOY your crocheting


Helen Philipps said...

Well done!! Your crochet is so pretty, and now you have mastered the technique you will be able to make loads of lovely things! I haven't got that far yet myself...but one day I hope to, too! Happy New Year.
Helen x

Emma Kate said...

That is fantastic, welcome to the world of crochet, that is it now you are 'hooked' for life :)

Tabiboo said...

Yeah - it's such a good feeling when it finally goes click. It took me over a year to even master a foundation chain.

Happy New Year and enjoy the hooking - it gets very addictive.

Nina xxx

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Great .... another hookaholic ... well one for persevering. It's like riding a bike - once mastered you will never forget!

summerfete said...

Yay have a wonderful hooky year!

Carole said...

Congratulations ! You're in for a lot of fun and scarves and squares and lots of things !!
It does take a lot of determination : when my sister taught me how to crochet, it took a long time, I still can't hold the crochet "the right way" - I hold it like a pen, and it works for me - but one day she had told me that she never thought I would finally master it, so clumsy did I look at the beginning ! Well, I think I did pretty well nevertheless :-)
I wish you lots of fun - and other good things in many other fields - in 2011 !

Wendy said...

congratulations! and welcome to the most addictive craft known to man!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Enjoy your new found skill, it becomes very addictive though, be warned!

Heidi said...

I too so enjoy her blog and I'm going to put trying this again at the top of my list!!! I always fail but I surely can't be unteachable can I?

harmony and rosie said...

Happy New Year Rachel and congratulations on the new-found crochet skills, your creations look very professional! I'm learning to knit at the moment and that is so exciting. Vanessa's tutorial looks really good so I may give crochet a go some time.

Kate x

janjan said...

Well done.

The start of a wonderful addiction

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Congratulations, what a great sense of achievement.
Better make room for your yarn stash......
It's so much fun and something you can do whilst in the car (only if you're not driving!!) watching TV, just about anywhere, anytime.
2011 is going to be he year of crochet......

delia hornbook said...

awwwww bless you ;-)) Well done you they look fab and such pretty colours. Enjoy its great when you get the creative bug ;-) Happy new year to you. Dee x

Torie Jayne said...

Congratulations, looking forward to seeing more prettiness.
★ Happy New Year ! ★
May all your dreams come true

Sandi said...

Yay, I also have learnt to crochet this year, it did my head in for so long, BUT I was determined to learn. Today I made a Pansy, it got pulled undone a few times, but I got there in the end.
Isn't it the best feeling, I have always knitted and loved that, but somehow crochet is different, I love it.
x Sandi

Emma said...

I just can't seem to get the hang of it, so well done you.
You'll be making blankets in no time...x

bellaboo said...

That is great! Well's such a lovely feeling when you 'get' it isn't it? They'll be no stopping you now!
Wishing you a wonderful 2011. :0)

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

YEAH!!! Doesn't it feel great?!?! I was plagued by the same wanting but was able to learn a couple of months ago. Just finished my first granny square blanket and it felt great. Can't wait to see all your lovely crochet projects.

Sarah said...

Well done on the crochet - I dared get the hook out again for the first time last night having tried unsucessfully to learn for 2 years! I've started doing squares, it's a struggle but I'm getting there! Here's to a crochet 2011!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Yay you! Fantastic achivement.

Happy new year!

koralee said...

Yahoo for you...I need to follow right a long..I would so love to learn...your flowers are amazing.

Sending you ooodles of blessings for 2011 my sweet friend. xo

Attic24 said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy you're a Hooker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go you, you're going to have SUCH FUN!!!!!


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