Interstellar Adventures

March 15, 2006

Learn to crochet

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 11:39 am

Like I need another hobby! Last night I went to the first of three learn-to-crochet classes with my grandmother. My great-grandmother, Roma, was a fantastic chrochet-er. Sadly, she passed at 91 years young several years ago. She made beautiful afghans for my grandparents and my uncles.

One of my uncles wants a new afghan in the copy of a pattern my great-grandmother did. He had one, but his ex-wife kept it after their divorce. Now one of my cousins has it, and my uncle doesn’t want to take it from him. So, my uncle has asked my grandmother to make him one. Except he wants one that’s 6′ x 9′. He’s a tall guy. 6’9″.

Soooo, since this is a difficult pattern, and the size of the afghan is so large, my grandmother has asked me to help her make it. I, of course, agreed.

Last night we learned to create a foundation chain, the chain stitch, turning your work, and the single crochet stitch. I practiced when I got home and made a nice, even rectangle. Woo Hoo!

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