crocheting projects

Oh how I love all the new projects I see on Pinterest – the only problem I have is, that I shouldn’t take any looks on social media while I’m working on a project already.
It’s like right now, I’m crocheting one hat for myself and am also starting to knit a new baby blanket. While doing these I already built up wishes and images of another even bigger blanket in knitting version. Usually I prefer crocheting, but I just started to knit this one and I like it!
I also like to sew some small and big projects for the kids and for our dog and am still learning new skills.

Right now I’m knitting a simple baby blanket with blocks and different colours. I knit the blocks first and later I will sew them together to finish this beautiful project. There are several stitches I learned and love and as mentioned before I always think about new projects while working on my current ones. I need to finish this baby blanket now, because 2 cousins gave birth to 3 babies this year and I finished 2 blankets already (boy and girl) and still need a girl blanket for the 3rd baby.
After this I already made this new project in my mind, a big blanket, I’m not sure about the colours, the size, the pattern, but I have a hint of it, the colours will be nature tone (orange, brown, etc.) and I’m thinking about the moroccan stitch, or an CAL (crochet along).

To all of you crocheters/knitters with small kids, do you also experience this phenomenon that as soon as you pick up your hook or needles your kids cling to you like a bubblegum?
I love my kids, and I love to spent time with them and be around them, listen to their stories their days – but it’s really interesting, that every time I pick up my hook at least one is trying to sit on my lap to interrupt my work – with no bad intention of course.

And with my knitting skills, well lets say I’m a beginner and really try to take care to perfectly count and not lose a line.
How can I say, I really love all the yarn projects I did so far and am looking forward to all the projects to come.
It’s funny, because back in 2017 I thought and started to plan this blog and use some other social platforms to start selling my selfmade baby blankets.
I don’t know if this road is my path or not, if this blog is my path or not. I don’t know if I already found the perfect niche and so on.

Will see in the near future I guess 😉 until then I’ll share my thoughts with you. Be richly blessed!

Baby Blankets (crochet)

Some years ago I started my new hobby crocheting. I first started to knit, but well found out real quick, that it’s not my thing. I turned to crocheting, especially because I like to create blankets. When I was in my teenage years I loved those beautiful big, cozy blankets they show you on american tv shows and movies, the quilts – I know, quiltting is something completely different, but with crocheting it is something special for me. In times, when I’m stressed out or feeling unwell it gives me peace. While I’m crocheting I talk to God, or to Jesus, asking him for guidance and comfort. I talk to the Holy Spirit to lift up my spirit in times when I feel down.

While I started back in 2012 to crochet the first Baby (or Toddler) Blanket for my son, I became more professional and it’s easier for me to finish blanket projects. I still need some weeks for the baby blanket, but that’s because I put too much in my daily and weekly schedule.

How did I start to crochet? Did I book a class or some studies somewhere?
Well, because in 2013 I was traveling a lot and not liquid to pay for an expensive course to learn how to crochet, I did what I recommend everyone in the first place – I visited some YouTube Channels and found many tutorials on how to start crocheting.
As you can start all over again with YouTube, it’s the perfect helper for you to start crocheting. While my son was still little I was watching these YouTube instructions on how to crochet with my headphones and it worked well. I even brought my yarn and crochet hook to my college course, so I could practise and work on my cute little baby/toddler blanket everywhere I went.

After I decided to start with a #Ripple #Blanket I found out that it’s really beautiful, but also a challenge. I finished my first blanket after 1 year I worked on it. Then I continued to make it a bit larger, as my son was growing too.
– This is something I really like about crocheting (!) I can always add borders and enlarge the blanket project as needed.

I also tried working on things to wear, like socks, shoes or hats, clothes… but honestly, that’s not really my favorite.. I’m more the blanket-crocheting-person.
Especially it’s working fine with all my series I’m watching, so I can continue crocheting while I watch my favorite tv series on screen. Currently it’s #GreenArrow and #TheFlash – I love them!
Well one day I will start crocheting a #quilt-like-blanket, as it’s still my favorite.. Or I will start quiltting

Right now I’m on another baby blanket project, the little baby girl will arrive in the early months next year. The mother doesn’t want too much of pink, but well I couldn’t help myself I put a mix of some nice colours. For this blanket I’m using #drops<3you7 its a classic 8/4 cotton I bought at lanade. Using a 4mm hook (E) I’m recently doing a #moss #stitch that I found on #pinterest . It’s still a long way to go, but I’m good with my time schedule on this blanket.

Below I will show you the blankets I’ve already finished so far. Feel free to ask some questions or leave comments below. I will start to add some tutorials soon!