Eeek – I’ve attempted thread crochet!

I popped to John Lewis yesterday to buy some yarn for a friend – she’s coming over on Friday and wants me to teach her to crochet. She’s pregnant and so she wants to learn to make stuff herself – which is cool.

So whilst I was there I treated myself to some interesting looking pink size 10 crochet 10. (Very light, bright, Barbie pink!) I figured I deserved it after having to make my way down Oxford Street which is horrendous at lunchtimes, and it was only £1.95.

I’ve been wanting to try thread crochet for a while – after all I bought my little Hamanaka hooks and haven’t had the chance to use them yet.

I wanted to try a thread project that wasn’t a doily (not sure if I will ever make one of those!) and that I could actually make use of, and looked easy. So in the end I plumped for this Fan Bookmark by Crochetroo.

I started it last night, and worked on it during my commute today, and finished it off when I got home. I got a bit into it, and as I was working without the pattern on the train, ended up doing 10 fans instead of 8 – but I think it looks better with 10!

No piccies as yet because it was too dark by the time I finished, so I’ll take some tomorrow or at the weekend. In total it probably took a couple of hours which is quite speedy I think. Just need to find a way to starch it, and I’m all set! Can see me knocking up a few of these are gifts.


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