Claire over at Heart Handmade has been doing a series of posts regarding how to crochet. I promised I would show her photos of a crochet blanket I made last year, and then decided that it would be lovely to show you all.
This was made for my living room and matches the colour scheme. It is not actually entirely finished, as my intention was always to have a border. Don't think I will ever get around to it tho, as it sits proudly on my sofa. It is really heavy and perfect when feeling sleepy watching a film.
I love to crochet, and was shown how by my mum when I was only very little. I believe that you are either a crochet or knitting fan. You might be able to do both, but there is always a favourite, which is especially true in my family.
I have also made crochet hair slides in the past to sell.
My bookcase has various crochet manuals. I have tried loads of times to make crochet heart bunting, but I am never happy with the sizes, and I always end up unravelling them. I have also got a very large collection of vintage crochet cotton and patterns. The crochet cotton is very difficult to work with as the stitches are so tiny, and it is not so forgiving if you get a stitch wrong or if the tension is not even. However, that is the beauty of crochet - nothing gets wasted as the wool or cotton can always be re-used.