Although I've known how to crochet for a long time, I've only ever done granny squares and I vaguely remember attempting to make a blanket of fillet crochet.
So I feel like a complete novice, especially when I see the most beautiful work that is posted by all you ladies. I certainly suffer from crochet envy when I admire the posts.
Wondering what I could post seemed a bit of a problem, I don't have the confidence to design anything myself and I felt that most flowers had been done at some point.
Then a supplement with some patterns in came with my monthly crochet magazine "Simply Crochet."
There is a shawl on the front made up of some flower motifs and although I wasn't keen on the colours, I had just the yarn to give a flower a go.
A few months go I joined a mini skein club, run by "The Natural Dye Studio" and this was my first months posting from them.
The pattern was easy and I was pleased with how it turned out.
This was how it looked before I blocked it, which was something I had never done before. The yarn is 4ply and I used a 3.00mm hook. Some of the stitches seemed slightly baggy and I wonder whether a smaller hook should of been used.
This is how it looked after blocking.
It seems that wraps and shawl seem to be a big accessory this year.having already made one and am halfway through a second for my niece, I think with the right colours I might like one myself.
Any advice or suggestions on the baggy stitches would be greatly received to this newbie crocheter.