My New Hobby – Crochet

Hello All,

Now that I am back at my blog I am all excited to share lot of things. When I was away from my blog I initially felt very lonely without it, eventually I learned to live without it. At some point in time I had actually forgotten that I have a blog. But I came back, for the reason that my blog is my way to eternalize(if there is a word like that :-P) my life and the happenings in it. I realized that now a days I tend to forget things very easily and there should be some place where I would like to note down how I felt, or what I did or how I looked at a certain point in time. No I don’t like to dwell in the past much but yes I would like to go back and relive some of the wonderful moments of my life thru my blog.

So here is the post of my new found hobby, Crochet! I learned crochet from my Nani when I was about 8 or 10 years old. Our Nani taught all my girl cousins how to crochet and I was the ugly duckling of them all. I just could not get the hang of it and I kept getting it wrong all the time. My other cousins were flourishing with it and were creating wonders with the yarn and crochet hook while I was busy studying or playing cricket with the gang or cycling full speed down the some steep slopes :-D.


The cute hat!


Eventually all of those cousins got married and till date I have not seen them crocheting and on the contrary I have picked up the hobby from where I left it. Initially I found it difficult, but with some help from you tube and written patterns, I was able to go full swing with it. As usual I went a little over board with the crochet necessities and procured yarn, crochet hooks and eventually 3 full sets of crochet hooks of 12 each! Yes 3 sets of 12 hooks of different sizes. I will flaunt them in some of the posts later.


Pair of socks for the princess’s feet 🙂


Today I am sharing this very cute set of baby clothing made with crochet. I made this for daughter of my dear friend Swapna who is my school mate and we have been friends for almost 2 decades now. Gosh! 20 years that’s a great time. It has a cute beanie hat, a pair of mittens and a pair of socks. The ties are also crocheted and the ends are decorated with flowers made of yarn.


Mittens for the cutie’s hands


I crocheted these with a 3.5 mm crochet hook since I wanted tightly knitted stitches which will keep the baby warm. The yarn is locally purchased, though I must accept that I was not very happy with the quality, I was very happy with the colors which is a combination of baby pink and off white. Do let me know how you liked it. 🙂


The princesses’s gear for the winter!