A Year’s Worth of Crocheting

We often buzz through life so quickly that we fail to appreciate all the things we’ve accomplished and become.

I was a bit blue the other day when I realized just what a tremendous year I’ve had. I’d love to give you a quick sum of my crochet projects here. I’ll be doing a knitted version and more soon too.

I’m so inspired now to plan out next year!

I’ll link over to everything, in case you want to check anything out further. Most items have tutorials for you to follow along.

(Also, some projects didn’t make the cut. Either I didn’t take pictures of them, or they didn’t turn out right and I ripped them out. 

In addition to the items below, I also made several baby blankets and hats and a few other items. I’ll try to take pictures next time.)

Crocheted Calm Cowl – quick and easy!

calm cowl finished object

Chevron Lace Cardigan – only took about a week and it’s so cute!

crochet sweater pattern

 

Custom Baby Hat – no link or tutorial. Sorry! I just made this one up for my great-niece, Bailey.

crocheted baby hat

Julietta Shawl – love it so much! It was a present for my mom for Mother’s Day:

how to crochet a shawl

How to Crochet Tutorial for beginners:

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How to Work the Half-Double Crochet Stitch and make this cute cup cozy!

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How to Crochet the Double Crochet Stitch and make this cute little headband (the tutorial for the flower is a few pictures below…)

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Crocheted Giant Circle Rug – this thing was a blast to make! So fast! And I simply adore it. It’s softer than a ball of butter.

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Crocheted Flower – a great pattern, but if I could do it over again, I’d use a different yarn so you could see the petals better

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Self-Striping Infinity Scarf – a quick fun cowl to use any lace weight yarn you have laying around

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Free Crochet Latte Headband Pattern – can I tell you how popular this free pattern was? I cannot. It was crazy popular.

free crochet headband pattern

Electric Orchid Hat Pattern – a funky, swirly, galaxy-looking hat. Easy enough for beginners and FREE!

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How to Crochet a Snowflake – video tutorial

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Anyways, there ya go! I probably missed some things, but I’ll add them later if I remember.

Like I said, I’ll do a knitting version too, since I do both crafts. Also weaving. And maybe books. Hmm.

If you’re doing a year-end blog post about your projects or if you have any links to cool things you’ve made, let me know below and tell me all about them. I really want to see!

Have a good one… you’ll be hearing from me soooooon.

Chandi

 

 

11 Comments

  1. marcia December 28, 2014 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Iwould like to ask a question about the results I have had on the beginning class on the arm knit cowl. my problem is after I have casted on 10 stitches and finish the second row I have about 5 feet of yarn between the last stitich on the second row and the third row. I am using Bernat mega bulky yarn. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong to have this 5ft of yarn at the end of the second row. Thank You

    • Chandi January 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Yes, just make sure to keep your arms close together at all times so you don’t end up with excess yarn

  2. Debbie Kester December 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I completed 40+ knit/crochet projects this year. Baby afghans, baby hats, baby sweaters,baby toys, baby dress. Can you tell I have a new grand baby?

    Also completed sweaters for my daughters, learned how to knit socks, I made a little bit of everything.

  3. Wendy December 29, 2014 at 4:19 am - Reply

    I just started the chevron lace cardigan! It is working up very quickly

  4. Denise December 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Your so pretty! Love all the projects and tutorials! Thanks.

  5. danny javon December 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I have completed over 120 or more projects this year. When I create I try and make 4 of each thing. That way I get to keep one nd share the rest!

  6. Dena Fleming December 29, 2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    I have no idea how many projects I’ve completed this year. I’ve done mostly hats, and a few shawls and lapgans. Hats seem to be my biggest request. I just finished a wool hat that I made into a sleepy owl. The wool I used was vintage, variegated in both color and width. It was mostly oranges, Browns and creams. A dear friend gave me her Mom’s yarn stash so I have no idea where it came from, but it turned out gorgeous and I am so pleased with it. I have a picture, but I don’t know how to post it here.

    I hope you’ve had a fabulous Christmas and that the new year brings you tremendous joy and copious blessings!

  7. Lisa Kelsey December 30, 2014 at 3:49 am - Reply

    So cute! Well, I actually put my crochet hooks away for a bit to try to re-teach myself knitting. It has intimidated me for far too long and I decided that this year was the year to break my fear of it! I don’t know why, but with crochet I always had an easier time of seeing a mistake and being able to go back and fix it. With knitting if I dropped a stitch it was lost forever until I’d get a couple rows beyond it and then see the HOLE! =/ Then I was too scared to take the needles out to undo everything so the projects always stopped right there! I’m proud to say I finished my FIRST KNITTING project this Christmas and maybe I’ll post a pic when you post your completed knitting projects post. It was a sweater for an American Girl doll. I made a blue one for my niece (which I finished in time for Christmas AND get it mailed off to Hawaii) and I’m finishing the purple one now for my daughter – hopefully before New Year’s! =) I’m happy to say that I’m loving it and with all my “knitting bibles” and youtube links for “how to’s” I’m starting to feel more confident with it! =)

  8. Sharon Moreland December 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I have to go look at my Ravelry page and even after that there are a few quickie items that I didn’t keep track of. For grins and giggles I should go look!

  9. Cheri Kocha Steinbrinck January 1, 2015 at 4:24 am - Reply

    I crocheted about a mountain of things in 2014; about 2 dozen towel toppers, a dozen cowls, 1/2 doz scarves as well adult hats, 4 baby hats, 1/2 doz headbands, and 1/2 dozen necklaces–1 is my own design, a variety of about 30 key chains, and one afghan. What else did I do all year? Not much! Some of this was for gifts, and some I sold, some for fundriasers, and I even made a few things for me!
    I started our Elite Yarning Guild with a sister of mine, and now we have others whose yarning is good anf whose relationships we consider worthwhile that we have let join us in this. We have fun and learn from each other. YOU are part of us, as we get tips from you, and I have taught them that your yarn is a new way of looking at life! Most of these items we do not try to sell! We are stingy in this, so far. But we do sometimes give them away. 😉 Happy New Year.

  10. Chelsea April 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I would love to see what you would post for a books version!

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