When I first started with crochet and tried to learn from a book I thought I would never get the hang of it and found it really painful to have my fingers positioned exactly as in the diagrams but then a friend suggested trying Youtube videos and I was away.
As I go through the pictures of my past projects what is nice is that so many were inspired by presents for birthdays and special occasions such as new born babies.
A necklace for a friend's birthday to go with the birthday card I made her.
And a brooch for another friend's birthday.
Pin cushions for my sewing friends.
Lots of flowers for a flower garland for my 3 year old niece
Teddy bear garland for my new born niece's cot
Baby brogues for my colleague who had twin girls.
A rug for our hall way. My hubby wanted something to improve the heat insulation in our drafty hallway so I got to work on this rug (made to measure very snuggly into the space). It took ages as its made with tshirt yarn. I'm sure I grew some muscles when I made this one!
I made some coasters as a wedding present for a work colleague.
Monsieur Lapin for my 3 year old niece. (He was surprisingly easy to make - 2015 will surely see more friends for this little chap)
And the Christmas beanies for my friends and family
There are of course some crochet projects which I haven't photographed yet, my crochet mood blanket 2014 (an instagram and facebook initiative - crochet mood blanket 2015 is just starting), my waistcoat, some coasters and I'm sure there were a few others that slipped the iphone's lense.
For 2015, my projects todo list already has quite a few items: beanie hats for 2 of hubbies friends (an order from hubby of course!), slipper boots for me, a crochet head band to keep my hair out of my eyes in yoga, a few different types of beanie hats for hubby, crochet mood blanket 2015, a furniture cover to stop the bunnies from chewing an item of furniture... I'm sure I could add to it, but it's a good starter for the new year. I'm also hoping to make more items of clothing and I mustn't forget my little niece's birthday in March.
What projects are you planning to do?