One Of My Favorite Hobbies: Crochet ~ Part 2

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Now that I’ve told you a little bit about one of my favorite hobbies and how I keep up with my crochet hooks, I thought I’d share some of the reasons why I love it through some pics of some of my creations:

These are little cupcake purses that I made using a test pattern for a lady. My girls loved them!

I made each of my children one of these scarves for Christmas last year:

This is a large granny square afghan.

This is a round ripple that I said reminded me of a chocolate-covered strawberry (one of my favorite foods)!

I made this one for one of my sisters-in-law for her birthday, and another for a friend of mine. It’s so soft!

This one is still a WIP (work in progress) and will eventually go in my bedroom.

This one is particularly special to me. I made it for my mother-in-law for her birthday. It took me quite a while to make (even though the pattern was not that hard) because I had ankle surgery and then we moved. I completed the afghan in about 1-1/2 years. LOL. My mother-in-law knew that I was working on it (she had seen me), but I had not told her it was intended for her. She would ask me what I was planning to do with it, and I always told her I would probably put it on a bed.

I managed to get it done in time for her birthday (this was a couple of years ago now) and surprised her with it. She tried to give it back to me because she said it was too pretty for me to give away! LOL. I had a hard time convincing her that it was meant for her from the beginning. To this day, she won’t use it on a daily basis, but she does have it displayed on a guest bed in her home. I hope that it is something that she will treasure for a long time to come.

I’ve also made baby blankets and other items over the years. It is something that I love, and every time I pick up my yarn and hook, I think of my great-grandmother who taught me how to crochet in the first place. And, I’m passing on my love to my children.

My oldest daughter is really good and makes hats quite a bit. My youngest daughter has recently picked up yarn and hook again and is giving it another go. I’m hoping she’ll grow to love the hobby, too. My son has also shown a little interest in it but does not have the patience yet to sit down and really give it a try. Maybe in another year or so he will.

Don’t forget to check out The Diaper Diaries for more great Things I Love Thursday!

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