Friday, March 12, 2010

March Madness

I working on the crochet challenge for the month of March from Doris.  Crochet (pronounced /kroʊˈʃeɪ/) is a process of creating fabric from yarn or thread using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the French word "crochet", meaning hook. Crocheting, similar to knitting, consists of pulling loops of yarn through other loops. Crochet differs from knitting in that only one loop is active at one time (the sole exception being Tunisian crochet), and that a crochet hook is used instead of knitting needles. (just thought I would throw that in)

Many years ago as a young child I watched my grandma, and several aunts crochet their little fingers off. There were a lot of girls in the family--grandma, aunts, sisters, cousins; But it was me, out of all the youngest generation at the time, who came away with the art of crocheting.  At the age of 10 (or younger) I had a hook and yarn in hand and was taught by the best all of them. I have made a lot of crocheted "things" over time.

This month so far I have made some little pink baby booties. They are for a co-workers baby-to-be.

I love to make these. They are fast, easy, and so adorable. I might just make these all month long. I can donate them to the local Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Also, I made a St. Patrick's Day decoration. It's for a YOE swap challenge. She supplied the link with the instructions. It too is fast and easy. It's a shamrock garland. Really cute!!

So with hook in hand and yarns of all kinds, I'm off to crochet (as the French would say)!



  1. Gin! Those booties are so sweet! I wish I was a baby! Hee-hee! ♥

  2. I love those baby booties. They look so delicate and I've always been a big fan of the color pink - the paler, the better ;-)

    Maybe I need to post something on my side bar about my crocheting challenge because so far you're my only crochet-a-long participant.

    Happy hooking, as we crocheters say!

    Doris :-)

  3. Gin - those baby booties are precious - they look so soft and delicate - I know your co-worker will be very pleased to receive these. I agree with you when you say - - you were taught by the very best ! Maw-Maw sure crochet a lot - - (as well as quilting). Those crochet winter slippers are also a 'popular item' !

  4. Hey Gin, just checking on you. The booties remind me of my Nana. She use to take cheep plastic dolls (I've seen them in cake making kits) the size of a barbie and crochet dresses for them. She must have made all her granddaughters a dozen or so. I widh I had kept one.

    Beautiful work.

    Oh, I joined the polkadot apron swap! See ya around.


  5. the little pink shoes are the sweetest things I have ever seen....Melinda


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