Sew Deadly – Issue 47

Posted on Jul 11 2012

LadybugMarcy’s Musings

Amanda Lee, the author who writes about my adventures at the Seven-Year Stitch, decided to learn to crochet. Did she come to me for advice or lessons? No. She bought a kit. Actually, she bought four kits because they cost a mere dollar each. She said she wanted to surprise me with what she’d learned. Trust me, I was surprised.

The photo to the right shows Amanda’s attempt to crochet a ladybug. The ladybug instructions were included in the bug-making crochet kit. (Did I mention these kits were designed for children?) Amanda found bug crocheting a little too difficult, so she opened the heart crochet kit.

Heart?Yep, you guessed it. The…thing (if you thought it was a raspberry, so did I!) at left is Amanda’s first attempt at crocheting a heart.

But don’t despair! She gets better…sort of…. Here are the next two attempts at hearts. And they’re more heart-shaped. I’m not sure they’re supposed to have all those holes in them, but they look sorta like little faces, so maybe that was the plan. Maybe.

Do you have any advice to offer Amanda? Any stories of how YOU learned to crochet? Anything? If so, please share in the comments, and I’ll pass them along.

2 responses to “Sew Deadly – Issue 47”

  1. Kathy says:

    Congratulations Amanda Lee!

    Your projects keep getting better! I think it just takes practice!

    My aunt tried to teach me to crochet, but my first(and only) project was a ripple afghan. It didn’t look too bad, but somehow I lost count of the stitches and it ended up looking more like a triangle than a rectangle. 😀

    Maybe we can learn together.

  2. Gayle says:

    Thank you, Kathy! 😀

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