My friend Barbabra and I had a crochet play date! Barbara teaches at The Point in NYC and all over the country. You can catch her at Stitches East this Fall! I love to knit. Crochet has been used by me to add edging to my knitting. I never really took to it as a full "thing", but when I saw the Babette's blanket I decided it was worth the effort. I got the magazine from Interweave and realized that the stitches look "familiar," but I needed a refresher! Barbara came to my rescue! The pix will tell it all! Here you can see we are looking for the "just right" crochet hook size. the small sq needs to be only 1&3/4" small!
My first small square!!! (2 rounds). So, ok, I need practice...
Barbara left me with very clear explanations and I am on my way. 50 2 round sq, 49 4round sq, 16 6round sq, 7 8round sq, 2 10round sq, 2 12 round sq- but who's counting... Barbara showed me a marvelous way to crochet in the ends when you change colors, which will be a great help!
We had a marvelous time! Barbara made a wonderful project bag for me to store my squares!