A crash course in crochet!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

I've always wanted to learn to crochet. I tackled a few granny squares a while back but it fizzled out in favour of my patchwork quilt, I had every intention of returning to it and learning more.

I offered to make some mice for my niece's 4th birthday party and had intended to knit them. The idea was for each child to make a little bed or house for their mouse. But when I found the cutest crochet pattern on Pinterest and was adamant - ADAMANT - that I wanted to crochet these little critters.


Now, I can wrap my head around most things given enough time but time was in short supply. I find the easiest (and quickest!) way to learn is to sit next to someone and copy their actions. Queue an afternoon spent with Mother - ninja of all things wool - lots of tea, and plenty of me staring at her fingers asking her to slow down and do it again.

I was so chuffed to see my first little mouse (pictured right) start to take shape. Look at those little ears!


I had only a few days to make 20 of them, and interrupted my DIY to make sure I had them done in time.


By the end of the afternoon we'd made five mice, inbetween gossiping, tea drinking and unravelling my efforts because I'd gone horribly wrong, again. Mum offered to take some wool home to make some more and I set about making my first mouse unaccompanied!

They kept growing in number...

And in a few days we had 20 little mice for my little niece. Now, what to make next...?


The pattern is by Lucy Ravenscar and can be found here.

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    1. Good call, will start Pinterest search for a suitable pattern immediately!

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  2. Utterly adorable!!! I want to learn to crochet but I really am terrible at yarn-based activities!x

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    1. I find this a little easier than knitting so it might be a good place to start :)

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  3. Those little mice are super cute! Well done you! It's a nice idea for a children's birthday party too. xxx P.S. Wouldn't they make nice presents for your Socks and Tink too?

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    1. they each have a mouse, two that didn't go so well during the learning process :)

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  4. They're so cute! I made some similar mice once and filled their tummies with lavender, they live in my drawers to make my clothes smell nice :)

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