Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Exploring the Dark Side

As you may have noticed - I have indeed decided to try some crochet. I know I know... What about the knitting! I'm still knitting!! See? One finished Monkey sock!

Monkey sock

I used Socks that Rock Mediumweight in the Metamorphosis colorway. I got this at Stitches East last year. I still need to knit the second one - but it may be a while. I seems to be having SSS on my last THREE socks!! I will get around to it eventually though. I do love the colors - even if they may not be the best for this pattern....

Monkey sock heel

But - back to the Crochet - I found this cool site:

It has some free crochet patterns - including crocheted socks! Some of the articles are interesting too. Give it a read!

They also a link to a crocheted yoda and princess leia! How can you beat that!

I finished a square for my Larger than life bag from Interweave crochet.
I am using Tahki Donegal Tweed. I am not yet sure if all the blocks will be the same or not. I may even add a forth color.

Crochet square


I really enjoyed crocheting this and I have learned that reading crochet instructions is hard! Too many sk, sc, and dc's! I prefer the charts - I am a visual learner - so that is no big surprise to me. I always prefer reading knitting charts too rather than reading the directions.

I also really like one of the other patterns in the Spring 07 Interweave Crochet issue (the same one that has the Larger than Life bag.)

I love this beach comber tunic from interweave crochet.

The top is knit and the bottom is crochet. I think it's a great combo - the best of both worlds!!

One more crochet reference - I also purchased this cute pattern from Roxycraft. It's a crocheted turtle!! I love turtles... so I had to get him.

There are lots of other cute patterns on her site too - go check them out!


Amy said...

That looks really good! Are you going to make them the same color sequence or mix it up like the example?

Anonymous said...

I love the way your square came out!! And I renew my comment that I LIKE that monkey!!

Trillian42 said...

The crochet is looking great, as is the sock!

Are you doing Stitches again this year? I've signed up for a couple of classes again. It was awesome last year.

chacha / Jen said...

Well, we won't shun you too much for the crochet... :)

Anonymous said...

That mushroom doll is too cute!

Nittany Knits said...

I do love how quickly you can crochet vs. knit something. My favorite crochet book is still 'The Happy Hooker'. Love the turtle pattern!

Brenda said...

The Monkey sock looks great! So does your square for your bag, but you won't be pulling me over to the dark side with all your links. Although the tunic is very lovely.

Stacey said...

What colorful socks! love them!

that tunic is amazing - if I did crochet I would be tempted!

roxy =^o^= said...



It looks terrific - too bad I'm even worse at cr*ch*t than I am at knitting ;)

PS - I really do love all your flower photos, so bright & happy