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ladyjessica 04-05-2008 12:43 AM

So, I've been crocheting...
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I'm still knitting, of course, but I decided last year that I should try to learn to crochet, if only for the purpose of being able to give knitted items a nice finish. The bag is a hobo bag I made as part of a crochet class I took at my LYS last fall. I used Saucy mercerized cotton yarn, and it was so much easier than I ever thought it would be. I would love to line it so I could use it for a summer bag, but I'm not a sewer so I wouldn't even know how to go about lining it, especially because it's round.

The rabbit is a Lion Brand pattern I found called Chocolate Bunny. I used Vanna's Choice in Chocolate, and made it for my nephew, who has already named it Juju. :teehee: It's the first crochet pattern I've done on my own, so I'm kind of proud of it. He's a little crooked, but that just adds to his charm (the bunny, not the nephew). Next I want to try to make a granny square blanket, maybe. I want to keep it up, but I still like knitting better. :teehee:

Cynamar 04-05-2008 12:46 AM

Good job! I like chocolate bunnies! I call my daughter (Julianne) JuJu. I tried to knit this week. Didn't get further than the initial chain. It looks so easy!

ritaw 04-05-2008 02:44 AM

Nice work !! Well done :)

Debkcs 04-05-2008 03:37 AM

The bunny is adorable,very good for a first pattern!

If your bag is round, you might envision a beach ball and make a lining out of that shape. MMmm, I know what I mean, does it make sense? You would either need a sewing machine, or a friend who has one. You could also look around, say at Walmart, for a bag to fit inside that one, and just tack it in. I've done that on occasion.

WandaT 04-05-2008 10:49 AM

Great job! It's nice to be able to crochet. Makes your project wish list that much longer! LOL

dustinac 04-05-2008 10:57 AM

:yay: Great job!! the bunny is to cute!

auburnchick 04-05-2008 04:39 PM

Great job on both projects! :cheering:

Abbily 04-08-2008 11:20 AM

Jessica, they both look great! :) I love the bunny!

ladyjessica 04-10-2008 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by Cynamar (Post 1091036)
Didn't get further than the initial chain. It looks so easy!

It is easy for me, now. hehe. Had I not taken the class, though, I don't think I would have been able to do it. Crochet just doesn't make as much sense to me as knitting does. :think:

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