I haven’t been able to do any sewing or crocheting over the last couple of weeks as I have been just so tired due to the stress of work and long hours but this evening I had twitchy fingers and felt in need of something to occupy my hands. In my project bag was a free crochet kit from Simply Crochet with some sparkly yard and instructions to crochet a snowflake or two. With the weather turning colder and Christmas around the corner I thought this was just the thing to get me in the mood.
To date my crocheting has been very square or oblong – granny squares etc nothing fiddly looking but I am aspiring to do the more intricate patterns. My aunt is a very clever crocheter and knitter, she even crocheted her own wedding dress back in the 1950s, hooking a motif each way on her way to work and then sewing them all together. I would love to be able to have her skills and to crochet the dainty crocheted dollies such as my mother has gracing her dining room table and sideboard. I think they are quite beautiful.
I have seen a number of patterns for snowflake on Pinterest and they seemed to be made up of fairly simple stitches. I have to report that this kit was so simple that I quickly crocheted two snowflakes in less than an hour and the only thing that stopped me doing more was that I ran out of the sparkly yarn. I think I will get some more and crochet some more snowflakes to use for Christmas decorations.
Crocheting this kit has given me the confidence that I can try some more complicated looking patterns and I no long have to stick to straight lines!