Picking Up The Hook

I decided to pick up the hook again after eight years – that is, the crochet hook. My hands had been itching to do a little something creative so I decided to begin a project with the wool I had on hand.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Beginning to crochet. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I decided to make granny squares using two colours: lilac and white. I decided on eight rows per square which I felt would suit the size of my project.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I began to crochet a little in the morning when I was ready and had a few moments before I went to work. I took a little time after supper as well to get in a few rows.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Crocheting granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Slowly the pile of granny squares grew. I procrastinated in joining them as I was trying to remember how I had done this before.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A stack of granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I did not worry, though, as I knew it would be a long while before I needed to begin joining. My intention was to make a bedspread for our queen size bed – and I would need plenty of squares for that!

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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

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37 thoughts on “Picking Up The Hook

  1. 😀 I do not. I am laughing cause you should see me – extremely clumsy and impatient for any handwork. I admire your skill and the result… it will relax you I am sure 🙂


    1. Not yet. I am almost halfway. I am busy joining the granny squares that I have made so I can see how many more I need to make. And I also need to go shopping this weekend for more wool!


  2. Ohhh memories! My first crochet task was a blanket, self taught from a book I hired from the local library. Then bought another book, “Teach yourself to Crochet.” Made dresses, doilies and more. Two mini dresses, a full length dress too! Enjoy.


    1. I have never made a dress – though I did make ponchos for my girls and many doilies for tables. First time I have taken on such a big project.


      1. Okay… Ah, I left you a comment on Christy’s blog… but as it included some links it is awaiting moderation.
        I looke forward to the pics then.
        Good night from Argentina,
        Aquileana 😀


    1. That is wonderful Laurie! It is a very creative pastime. I learnt when I was a teen as the doctor suggested I do knotting to help with the circulation in my hands. I decided to do crochet instead 🙂


  3. Super Colline ! I’ve always admired people who can crochet and knit . I’ve not the skill at all inspite of everyone saying it’s so easy to pick up !
    Your queen size cover is going to look fabulous .


  4. Lovely work. I should have got you involved in making a piece for peace! I get quite restless if I haven’t got something creative going on! I look forward to seeing the finished bedspread. 🙂


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