For The Love Of Crochet

| February 22, 2014 | 15 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a crochet course at my local wool shop – BaaYarn with Gail Dixon from Woolleymead, an expert in all things crochet and knitted. We all gathered as she took us through step by step beginners class in crochet.  We had hooks, yarn, coffee and biscuits, what’s not to love about a morning spent learning a new skill with other local people.  I don’t really knit, so I did wonder if it was going to all be beyond me, but I felt like I picked it up fairly quickly. I’m a leftie, so I have tried to follow youtube instructions before, but to no avail.

Gail had asked at the beginning what we wanted out of the course, I had answered to be able to do a granny square.  I amazingly did manage to start off one by the end of the two hours. That Gail is a good teacher!  Well I’ve well and truly got the crochet bug.  I have always wanted to make a Granny square blanket, so I choose some wool that I thought would work well with my living room…I love a bit of colour co-ordination.



I’ve set myself a challenge, of doing a blanket by the summer.  I’m still having a few issues with my tension, so need to go back to the drawing board with how I hold the yarn, but with each square I am definitely getting better.


So watch this space, hopefully I will be able to reveal my blanket to you in pride of place in a few months.



You can follow Gail on Facebook : Woolleymead she offers workshops in crochet and knitting and specialises in hand crafted accessories and homewares.


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  1. ChrisTea And Cakes

    Wow, you *are* coming along nicely aren’t you, I shall have to watch my back, soon there will be a new crochet queen! Xxx

  2. Molly

    That wool is gorgeous, and you are doing so well! You inspired me to pick up the crochet hook at try and (re)learn how to do it. So far so good, but it’s tricky to get used to keeping the wool tension in a different way to knitting. Keep up the good work A! X
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  3. becky says:

    Good job Amanda!! I’m impressed
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  4. Carolin

    I’d be absolutely useless at crocheting, but I love the colours of your granny squares. Your blanket will look lovely x

  5. Sian says:

    More of a knitter myself – but I’d love to make a granny square blanket, might just have a go! )

  6. I’m an avid knitter but have always wanted to crochet. So I did a course at my local wool shop in JAn and loved it too!! I have got great book for granny squares and have begun to practice :) Love the colours you put together on yours
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