As we were still all feeding crafty following our visit from Neil of the Great British Sewing Bee in August, at our September meeting we learned about crochet. The beginners managed a chain and the more advanced made a full poppy. It was a great opportunity for a natter and to meet all of our our lovely new members who’ve joined in the last two months.
If you’d like to have a go on your own, the poppy pattern Lindsey Wray gave us was:
1. Make a magic loop
2. ch1, 10dc into the ring
3. 2dc into each dc
4. ch3 (2dtr into next stitch, 1 str into next stitch) x 3, 2dtr into next stitch, 3ch, sl st into next st
5. ch2, tr in same stitch, (1dtr into next stitch, 2dtr into next stitch) x 5, tr into next stitch, ch2, sl st in the same stitch
Fasten off and wave in ends, stitch a black button in the centre.
ch = chain, dc = double crochet, tr = treble crochet, str = double treble crochet, sl st = slit stitch
And if you’re having problems remembering what the stitches are, this site looks helpful https://www.anniescatalog.com/crochet/content.html?scat_id=368&c=0
Finally, the quotes from Mandy in tonight’s Widget’s Warblings
Crocheting keeps me from unravelling …..
I crochet so I do not kill people…..
Sometimes your heart speaks best through your hands and ….
People who think chocolate is addictive have obviously never tried to crochet