I have been practicing crocheting squares for a few weeks now. I still have to work on the last row, to keep it from curving and fanning out. This hand bag was a result of from one of the squares that didn’t turn out great. I even took the opportunity to practice on a pom pom. It looks fairly good considering it was not supposed to become a little purse. And my niece is non the wiser. She absolutely loved the bag. She had it on and played with it as soon as I gave it to her. I also gave her a few hats for her large barbie heads. The hats I made were to big for a baby but to small for my niece. So I told her she could use them to play with her dolls. Again another winner. So please never throw away your mistake crafts that you make. Just think of some other way to use them.
It is taking me a while to get the flow of crocheting again. I made a few preemie hats and now I can not seem to make another hat yet. I keep practicing to see where I made my mistakes. But no luck doing that. My last attempt for making the hat resulted in a pink wine bottle cozy. The problem maybe in my decrease method. I am going to wait until I go back to my sons teacher to find out what I need to do different. I would tell you how to make a bottle cozy only if I remembered what I did. This little set back will not discourage me at all. I will figure this pattern out eventually. Even though it looks very well made, this project was a complete mistake. Meanwhile,I will have plenty of wine bottle cozies and other miscellaneous pieces that will need to find a home.
I used to crochet when I was a little girl. Since I didn’t do it everyday, I completely forgot how to. Thankfully my sons 4th grade language arts teacher showed me again. I was so excited to find out she has a crochet club that helps kids make preemie hats for Johns Hopkins Hospital. I wanted to help and contribute as well. So since I haven’t learned how to crochet as of yet. I provided the club with some spools of yarn; to show my support. But that wasn’t enough so later on in the week, the teacher showed me how to get started. I started on the hat, and two weeks later I was finished. Not working on it everyday set me back and took me longer than expected. I just recently made another hat and LOVE the results. You can be so creative when making these hats. Rims can be placed to make it a two tone color. Pom Poms can be added at the top to give it detail. Whatever style you choose make sure to use lots of color!
I am so excited that I picked this craft back up again. In order for my skill not to slip away again. I will have challenge myself to work on crocheting at least once a week. These preemie hats are fun and easy to make. Practicing to make them improves my skill each time. Meanwhile, I will look for new projects for beginners and strive to make more items that can be donated to help families and children in need. After all that is my ultimate goal in life.