56 / 365 Crochet #pinaddicts

I taught myself how to crochet and I have no idea why I thought it was so hard! I’ve tried before and just couldn’t get the hang of it.
I chose learning to crochet as one of my day zero challenges and finally decided to go for it the other day when I kept seeing lovely crochet projects on Pinterest.

I bought a kit from Ebay that included a plastic crochet hook and everything needed to make the caterpillar you can see in the picture.
I didn’t do very well from the instructions that came with the kit so I checked out some of the pins I’d seen on Pinterest and with the help of Vanessa from Do You Mind If I Knit? and some videos on You Tube, I picked it up really easily!

Now I’m not saying I’m any good yet which is why I’m not going to try and show you how to crochet for this pin addicts post! I’ve only done basic stitches and haven’t followed a proper pattern but I’m looking forward to learning and getting more adventurous 🙂

I went on to make some hearts and a flower which have all been claimed by the kids!

Pattern and video



For my next project I want someone I know to have a baby so I can make these adorable baby boots!

I’m linking up with this months Pin Addicts 🙂


  1. Chloe Brewer

    26th February 2012 at 7:55 am

    This looks great! I would love to learn to knitm now you've done this I don't know what's stopping me!! Well done! x

  2. Shell Louise

    26th February 2012 at 8:14 am

    Thank you 🙂
    You should go for it. I love knitting, it's so relaxing but I can only do the basic stitches and have only ever made scarves lol

    I'm going to learn how to do more advanced crochet today. I'd love to be able to make gorgeous baby blankets and hats and things for the girls 🙂


  3. mouse

    26th February 2012 at 11:03 am

    Am highly impressed!! I thought I could crochet until I saw this…. Never in a million years!

  4. Sew Scrumptious

    5th March 2012 at 8:48 am

    Well done. They look fab! I really want to learn how to crochet too. Maybe that will be next months project for me!

  5. Kerry

    5th March 2012 at 10:02 am

    Ah something I've always wanted to try! Might have to get my mum to teach me when she's next over on a visit, she made us loads as kids, and i still have some of it too! There's nothing better than homemade by mom!

  6. Michelle

    6th March 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I too am a bit phobic about crochet. Its like a total mystery to me. But then I used to think that about sewing machines too so there is hope. Love your Caterpillar!

  7. butwhymummywhy

    10th March 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Such a cute caterpillar. I have no idea about crochet but really must give it a go (looks difficult though!)

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