Taking up Crocheting

posted Oct 29, 2016, 11:06 AM by Heather Eakin   [ updated Oct 29, 2016, 2:30 PM ]
I don't know if you have seen them, but I have seen a lot of pictures of these blanket mermaid tails. Well, Jo Ann Fabrics sent an email with a tutorial on how to crochet one (for a toddler) and wouldn't you know it, I couldn't resist! So I have decided to take up crocheting and in the process of looking for the materials I also bought some of the Sashay yarn from Red Heart. It was on clearance and they had ones that were great for the halloween theme!  It is a very frilly yarn that my niece used to teach me how to make infinity scarfs via hand knitting. Well, I wanted to utilize the filly look of the material and found the following two tutorials: 

I told the girls that I would make them each a scrunchie and a scarf. Well, my eldest daughter, of course, didn't want me to make it for her. She wanted to learn to do it herself. So I set her up with the scarf video above and we walked through the process a couple of times. She was quickly off and running on her own. She was able to finish her scarf in just one day!

Halloween Scarf
It turned out beautiful!

I am still working on the "practice" mermaid tail. Turns out, I was a little too excited to get started and didn't pay attention to the details of the pattern. I bought the wrong yarn so mine will not fit a real person and so it will be a gift to my younger daughter's baby doll. She is loving it. We will have a birthday celebration for her baby once it is complete. Then of course I have also decided I will make the girls some real ones, once my practice is done. This time I plan to pay attention to the pattern requirements! Here are the tutorials I will be following:

For the girls:

and can't leave the boys out so..
For the boys:

Until next time...
Happy Crafting!