Happy Hooker

December 1, 2010   
For the holidays I am going to be making my dear friends and family something cool out of YARN. I think it's extra special getting a homemade gift.... and it saves a broke college student a lot of money ;o)

I am a crochet kinda gal. My Nana taught me how to crochet and although I was terrible at it and got frustrated when I first started, I love it now. It takes practice just like anything else!

I've tried to teach myself how to knit... but I didn't enjoy it as much. But I'd love to learn the right way someday. For now I will just enjoy the art of crochet.

This may sound silly... but the primarily way I teach myself how to crochet is by youtube videos. I can read patterns but I am an artist.. I need visuals!

I found this one lady online and although most of her patterns aren't very modern.. she does visually do a good job of showing you techniques. And then I LOVE to take these and make up my own patterns.

Here is two of her videos on YouTube.. I've made both hats and they are really easy once you have basic crochet skills:





I also have this book called Happy Hooker (Clever right?!) The author also wrote Stitch & Bitch which is a book about knitting. The patterns are cute and fun and has written and illustrated step by step guide to learning how to crochet!:


Once I have finished pieces I will share them on there.. I just got a brand spankin' new camera and phone! So now I can take good pics to share :)

xo Laura

5 comments:

Sonya Zombiee said...

Ohh, I have that book! Plus the regular Stitch 'n' Bitch. I'm in love with that television blanket, too, it's one I've been wanting to try for a while.

Can't wait to see picturesss!!! :D

Brandi said...

Love the titles! What phone did you end up getting?

leyla said...

I'm the same way...I love crocheting but I can't really figure out knitting. I like the look of the hat in the second video. Never used youtube as a source for patterns but now i'm gonna have to look. yay for another time waster :)

Laura said...

Sonya - I want to try that blanket too!

Brandi - I got the torch! haha I went with the opposite of what everyone was telling me to get.. it was my gut feeling and I love it so far...it has everything the iphone has except crappier aps haha and a keyboard which I need!!

leyla - def. check out those videos.. I like the 2nd hat too it came out really good when I made it!

Jenna said...

ooo i loove happy hooker I went through it at a bookstore and should have bought it! I do handmade every year just about, it helps us art students and saves us money!

I'm making a hat for my nephew and a blanket. Last year my niece got a hat and scarf set.

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