I grew up with a Grandmother who crocheted. She would make beautiful crafts and blankets for everyone she knew. Although she lived to be 102 I never learned how to crochet while she was alive. So two years ago I decided it was time to learn. I went to Michaels and bought these two books.
Then last winter I wanted to make an outfit for my daughter's American Girl doll. I thought it would be great to crochet her one. I googled "free crochet patterns" and a ton of sites come up. There are so many free crochet patterns out there. They are usually labelled beginner, intermediate, or advanced (I'm still on the beginner side heading toward intermediate). I found a dress pattern that I thought I could handle.
How cute did this dress come out? I couldn't believe how little time it took to make this dress...less time that the pillow above. I just followed the directions and next thing I knew it came out looking like this. I made a button loop and sewed on a button to close the dress at the top on the back. I love the little ruffle crochet detail at the bottom.
I know there are so many crafty people out there in blogland. If you haven't tried crochet, you really should. It's relaxing plus it gives you another way to express yourself creatively. Do you crochet? I'd love to hear from you on what you think of these crochet projects.