Saturday, June 16, 2012

Learning To Read A Pattern...

I have for a long time wanted to crochet a ''ripple rug'' but just couldn't work it out and even though I have been crocheting since I was about 10 yrs old I have never learnt to read a crochet pattern or know the name of the stitches... so a while back I bought a book that was called ''learn to crochet'' well let me say the instructions aren't that %*##^$ easy to understand... and then the Better Homes and Garden had a pattern in it and geez that was just as %*##^$ hard to understand... and Barb makes the most wonderful rugs here and here and here and I just wanted to make one too... so I decided to search the web and found this and it is a step by step with pictures to show you a very simple way to learn and I am so happy to have found it because look what I have been doing...
 it's a practise one and it will be a baby rug... I had some left over white and a bit of yellow... so now that I have sort of mastered this pattern I am feeling like buying some more wool and starting a bigger one... big smile happening here... cheeks hurting... hahahahaha
and I have also finished my Birdie Stitches blocks...
think butter yellow or buttery orange for sashings...
and my boy will be having his knee re-construction on the 26th June
maybe that is a good time to start a new ripple rug hehehehe...


  1. Anonymous9:22 AM

    me too Tarnyia! I've been crocheting since I was about 9 or 10 and I never learnt to read a pattern either. The pattern for the ripple blanket does my head in LOL. Thanks for the links. toni xxx

  2. God on yah for persisting with the cracheting as your baby rug looks great. Go buy your wool so you can hook while your son is recovering.
    The colours for your cute Birdie Stitchery will look fabulous.

  3. Love your persistance and look how it's paid off....well done!! Love your ripple rug,if you need any help just email me and I'll see what I can do.Mmmm now onto a bigger one maybe??? :) Barb.

  4. the ripple rug is great.... so effective.... birdie block is great... nearly done now... so what colour wool are you buying for the next one?

  5. Hello Tarnyia,

    Good on your for persisting with your crochet. It can be very addictive. If you are after crochet books the Fox Collection has some great ones. The library also has the books by Nicki Trench which are worth borrowing.

    Enjoy the weekend.

  6. Well Done You! Great colours, good on you for hanging in there... yes a good easy handstitching portable project will certainly be in order for when your son has his surgery. All the best to him for a great recovery & outcome of it... ♥

  7. Your ripple rug looks great! I only knew one crochet stitch and had to buy a book to learn, too. When I wanted to learn to knit, I decided to take a class :)

    Your Birdie Stitches block looks awesome, too! I have to get back to working on mine :-/

  8. Anonymous7:18 AM

    well done Tarnyia your blanket looks goregous and love your birdie block.xx

  9. Adorable birdie block. Glad you figured out how to read the pattern.