Crocheting a Pattern or Using a Tutorial from Crochet Spot?By Veronica Smith – 8 Comments
Well, Rachel has out witted me again. This article that you are reading, well the one with the above title – she sabotaged me. I thought it was a good idea, I had it ¾ written and then I went to the Crochet Spot home page for something and what was there staring me in the face??? Hmmmmmm??? “Submit Your Crochet Pictures!”.
Well I got all bent out of shape there for a bit, just because this is her site she shouldn’t steal my ideas should she? Even though she had no idea I was writing a post about making stuff from this site. Maybe she could have mentioned she is psychic.
Anyway, as you would have discovered by now, given there is a substantial gap between me writing this waffle and it being published, that Rachel has started a new feature “Submit Your Crochet Pictures!”
I’m going to write MY article anyway…
It is confession time, that is you confessing. A lot of you will be posting pictures however some of you will either not be able to due to lack of camera or something and some of you may have already given away your creations. So, I want to know how many of you have made anything using the patterns from this site, or used the techniques shown in tutorials. Did you alter the pattern in any way? What made you make it in the first place? Did you keep it or give it away?
As I mentioned in a previous post I have made, from Crochet Spot – 5 beanies, I did alter them by adding a pompom to 3 of them. I’ve made the hooded scarf and I added a flower to each pocket that wasn’t in the original pattern. I have also made 4 Amigurumi Chick’s. The little chicks, well 2 of them, were altered by sheer stupidity. I made 2 quite successfully and then decided to make 2 more. Rounds 11 – 13 do not have any shaping in them, all 36 stitches each. In my self absorbed TV watching I only did 1 round (Round 10) with 36 and then proceeded to decrease. They looked like little balls with chicken wings, beak and feet – however the kids love them.
I did not manage to get a picture of any of these thing that I made except the chicks as the others were presents and I wasn’t thinking about taking a picture. I shall try to remember in the future, especially now I have all of you to keep up with.
So, to refresh your memory…
How many of you have made anything using the patterns from Crochet Spot, or used the techniques shown in tutorials?
Did you alter the pattern in any way?
What made you make it in the first place?
Did you keep it or give it away as a gift?
Have you submitted your picture?
By the way, I absolutely love reading all your comments, it’s the sticky beak in me. A little glimpse into other peoples lives. Some of you actually make me feel less like a total nut, although most of you have a long way to go before losing the plot like I have. All of you however make me feel good simply by reading my musings each week.