Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hip to Hook June 2009

Despite the fact that yesterday was the first day of the school holidays, I had to leave the girls with Bren and race off to the post office to swap the little piece of paper with my name on it for this exciting package.

About a month ago when scouring the internet for any information I could find about crochet, I came across Sarah London's crochet club Hip to Hook. Once a month you pay your membership and Sarah sends you a package containing some wool, some useful crochet information and a pattern of the month.

It seemed mine had arrived.

Once I had the parcel in my hand I dashed to the closest cafe. I couldn't risk going home and having to share the contents.

Inside I found two balls of wool one cream and one lolly pink, neither of which are colours I usually work with or choose but I'm experimenting with a new craft and I have to be open minded.

The first pattern I found is for a bicolour octagon.
The instructions are easy to follow with the added extra of step by step photos on flickr.

I was thrilled to find that I could complete the octagon easily.

I really enjoyed crocheting this new shape but I'm not really sure what I would ever do with them because I think that if you joined several together you would be left with diamond shaped gaps between them.

There was also a pattern for a square within a square to utilize all the the scraps of yarn.

This too was easy to follow and make.

I've had enough of these colours for now. 
I think I might make both these shapes up later on with coloured wool that is more to my choosing.

Thanks Sarah, it's been such fun!


  1. mmm coffee...

    What a beautiful blog, and how easy you make the things you make seem!

    Do you take orders???


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  3. What a fun club to belong to! But, no, I don't think I would want someone picking the colors I was to work with

  4. Kate ~ I've seen that Hip to Hook club somewhere before and it looks great. You made those shapes beautifully and also very quickly ~ Well Done :O)

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    Much love,

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