Monday, February 17

Addicting Bed Rest Activities - Crochet!

Last week I wrote a post about needing some new activities to occupy my time on bed rest and decided to try my hand at crochet!  I was a little nervous at first because of all of the language and terminology, not to mention hook sizes/yarn sizes, etc... But with the encouragement of my friends I looked up some Youtube videos and went to work.   You never know if you don't try, right?  I used the tutorial that was linked in my last post to get started and it was WONDERFUL.  Here was my first practice square:
Next I attempted to start on a blanket:

And then, when that got a little monotonous and boring I practiced seamless color changing:

Once I had mastered those small things it was onto an actual project!  My very first project was a hat for Kellan.  On day two of crocheting I finished this (much thanks to Callie's baby doll for modeling for me :) ):

And on day 3 it was time to make a matching one for my Cal-girl.   I even made a little removable flower clip for that extra girly touch! 

Needless to say, I think she loved it!
I have a few different projects in the work including a chevron blanket for Kellan and a little hat with ear flaps (just a practice run before doing a nice one).  I love the feeling I get when a project is finished, it's like I'm actually doing something useful with my time!  The feeling of accomplishment is very rewarding after being on bed rest for over a month. 

Here are the links to the things I tried this past week for anyone that wants to give them a try.  I highly recommend it!!  Thank you to all of my friends/family for encouraging me to give it a go. :)

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