Thursday, November 06, 2008

what would you think of this for a first project ??

this is the scarf that I 'designed' recently for my planned Beginner's Crochet class over at Purl's Palace.
I wanted something suitable for a spring/summer project, that would be simple [ but not necessarily look it ] and would incorporate all the basic stitches ... I think that this is one of the strengths of crochet. While a beginner knitter would probably be condemned to endless practising of garter stitch and plain stocking /stockinette, a novice crocheter can leap straight into churning out quite reasonable lace.

The cream is made with a single ball of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and a 3.5mm hook, the blue is again a single ball, this time Rare Yarns Endare 4ply with a 3mm hook.
I made the blue one first and while I love the yarn, the slight halo and a tendency towards splittyness makes it perhaps a less than ideal choice for the first project.
Enter the Debbie Bliss which worked just fine and had the added advantage of being a lot less work because it's a slightly thicker yarn on a bigger hook.
So what I'm asking the non-crocheters amongst you is ... how does this strike you as a prospective first project?

19 comments:

Jackie said...

I like it and think it looks like a great beginner project. Go for it.

lisette said...

very nice - and it doesn't look like crochet (if you know what i mean) it looks delicate and pretty and something i would wear and possibly something i would make for a christmas pressie...

i might come up for a class :)

Sarah said...

I think it looks like the perfect learning scarf. You want to get to know how to do fun things and it looks much more complicated then it is. Good choice.

Jackie said...

You've just been tagged! lol See my blog for details.
Cheers Jackie

Caity said...

awesomely WEARABLE!

Donna Lee said...

It looks complicated and that makes it a good "look what I made!" first project. Good choice.

Lisa L said...

Excellent beginning project - if it's easy to do but looks complex - the more the better!

Tanya Brown said...

This is a very elegant project. I would think that first-time crocheters would be thrilled to know that they could create it.

Laura said...

Well, I AM a crocheter, so I'm not sure if I'm supposed to answer. Haha! It looks like a great first project--something that would make me want to take the class and finish the project. And I love the fact that you can make it with a single ball.

Brenda said...

Susan, this is so ELEGANT and has put a distinct chink in my prujudice against crochet!

Lindi said...

Lovely first project! Looks elegant and clever, yet won't take too long. Something they will be able to replicate after class.

Lynne said...

I crochet so my opinion may not be needed. I love the look of it and the fact that it's actually simple to do makes it a perfect first project, except it looks like a lot of chains to begin with!

tumbleweed said...

hello, thanks for signing up over on my page...and that's a fabulous first project

Sheepish Annie said...

Stunning! I think people will love having that as an FO after only just learning how to crochet. Good work!

catsmum said...

not really Lynne - only 32 chain to start with ... it's worked across the width, not down the length

Erica Spinks said...

Well, as a beginner crocheter who recently flunked her first lesson (see http://creativedabbling.blogspot.com/search/label/Crochet for a pic), I think it is DIVINE. Do you really think a beginner like me can make it?

catsmum said...

Erica my sweet I have total faith that you could do it

Lindi said...

hristmas blog comp is on again and we accept your kind offer of donating a prize. Thanks!

Carol said...

It's absolutely fabulous.