Ok all you wonderful crochet peeps, please be gentle with me. I have not really done much crochet despite teaching myself the basic stitches when I was a child, I have never actually made anything. Inspired by all of the wonderful crochet work that many of you post, I thought I would make a blanket. How hard could it be I thought......... Well it does help if you read the instructions properly before you start, not just launch off into something. But a leopard can't change it's spots so off I went, it did pop into my head that it didn't look quite the same as the photo, but in my inexperience I thought it would all come right when I did the joining bit. I should listen to that little voice in my head sometimes, it seems to have more sense than me!
So after a few months of not working on the blanket I decided to pick it up again. Of course I had completely forgotten what I was doing so re read the instructions and realised that I had missed one important point. It was 3 dtr CLUSTERS I was meant to be doing so I have LOTS of circles which are not right. I'm not going to start again as I know it just won't happen so I will carry on as I am. It will not look the same but I'm hoping it won't look too bad.
This is the photo of the circle in the book
They certainly will not look like petals when I crochet the next bit. I am using the join as you go method so will not see the true effect until they are all completed. I really need to learn patience.
I was intending to join with Thistlebears Winter Project Link Party , but my wonky crochet looks a bit pathetic among all of the wonderful projects people have been sharing on there but what the hell, count me in......just don't look too carefully. Pop over there and see how crochet is meant to be done, especially by the host of the party Jennifer.
Have any of you got half way through a project before you realised you were doing it wrong? Go on do tell :)