I ♥ Crocheting But Need Some Advise

“Being a beginner, I decided beforehand not to even attempt to make them turn out perfectly. In return, this, not pursuing perfectness gave me a joy of accepting everything as a great gift at the very moment of opening the kiln’s door.” – Ceramic Artist Yoshitomo Nara.

Ha, I am really getting somewhere with my cushion-for-that-one-chair from this pattern. And how I enjoy my first attempt at crocheting! Far from perfect but as I stated before: I do not suffer from perfectionism and I am thoroughly enjoying myself.


Ha, t wordt al echt wat met dat kussen-voor-die-ene-stoel met dit patroon. Ik heb toch zo’n plezier met de eerste poging met haken! Nouja, verre van perfect maar zoals ik al eerder gezegd heb: ik lijd niet aan perfectionisme en ik vermaak me er prima mee.

And those blocked Granny Squares look so pretty, especially on a dreary,rainy day;0) The hard part comes after this: putting it all together. I have a question for the experienced crocheter : is the single crochet the best method?


En het blokken van al die Granny Squares ziet er zo vrolijk uit, al helemaal op zo’n grijze regendag ;0) Het moeilijkste stuk komt hierna: alles samenvoegen. Ik heb een vraag voor de ervaren haakster: is vasten haken de beste methode?

And really: how many lovely words can you find on one little card? (click on the photo to enlarge)


En werkelijk: hoeveel mooie woorden kan je op een klein kaartje vinden? (klik op de foto om t te vergroten)

Love and Liefs, Johanna.


12 thoughts on “I ♥ Crocheting But Need Some Advise

  1. Wow! You’ve done so much! And they all look so pretty together–sumptuously splendid, even! I hope you get advice from people who know what they’re doing –I couldn’t begin to answer your question.

  2. Your squares are so beautiful; I love the colours! Unfortunately, I don’t know how to crochet, although it’s been on my list of “things to learn” for years. I know someone out there will be able to help you out, though!

    I’ve decided I’m going to finally take up knitting this winter – a co-worker of mine has offered to teach me. I’m so nervous that I will be a poor student, but I really want to try!

    Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    • Ha,I can give you a piece of advise…the advise I gave to all the students I taught knitting. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE NEEDLES AND YARN! And than: first do the knitting very slowly: speed will come naturally when you have mastered the stitches. And invest in good natural yarn and a good pair of needles. It is very hard to knit with cheap acrylic yarn. Think of your garden skills: a tiny seed makes a beautiful plant…and now I sound like a Yoda from Star Wars;0) Enjoy your lessons in knitting in the long Canadian winter! Maybe you can blog aboutit? hugs from Ohio.

  3. Its been so many years since I have done crochet, I do not know the answer. Your squares are so pretty and colorful 🙂 Annie

  4. Thank you for the compliments, that is encouraging! I am putting the whole thing together now with the single crochet: the other options look great too but made the cushion too big for the one-chair ;0)

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