I have finally dared to try my hand at granny square making. Following this amazing tutorial.
Turns out, crocheting granny squares can be quite addictive. I made four. And then I didn't know what to do with them, so I joined them together using slip stitch. And still didn't know what to do, so I added a border. And now I have this crochet granny square and no idea what to use it for. It'll be a potholder, I guess.
I also did some amigurumi-ing. If you can call it that. I bought this nice little book of patterns, called Amigurumi. The designs in it seem simple enough for a beginner and they're pretty much all small toys that can be done in a couple of hours.
I made Sidney Snail. A learning experience, you might call it.
I learned that I need to practice my color changes, my sewing of body parts and most of all, the invisible decrease. Dc2tog creates stupid looking holes.
So I practiced the decrease, using this tutorial as my guide. Worked like a charm. See?
Actually, you don't see because the lower half of the head is not visible in the picture, but even if you could see where I decreased, you wouldn't be able to. If that makes any sense.
Love the Frog head keychain (or charm, the pattern intends it to be a cell phone charm), not so sure about the snail and I'm super proud of my new granny square skill.
Amigurumis and granny squares are basically the only things that appeal to me in crochet. I see more squares in my future. Maybe even a blanket. I just need to learn how to join the squares in a prettier way.