Over the years I have taught my self to crochet and slowly but surely I've got braver with my projects, at this point I will add I can knit but find it so frustrating as there are so many things to concentrate on and been a left hander it all gets a little muddled, for me anyway.
Well I recently I set myself the challenge of crocheting with cotton, as despite my years of crocheting I haven't been brave enough to use cotton.
The first thing I crocheted was a basic flower using a free pattern I found from Lionbrand.
I used white cotton for both but coloured one using my trusty promarkers, and I then had the idea of turning these flowers into rings so I crocheted a shank on the back.
I also used one of my cotton flowers on a challenge card I made as an embellishment
As I had my hooks out again I got to thinking about what I'd like to crochet when I came across a pattern for a cute crochet owl toy click here
I have left off the ears as I ran out of yarn (I was trying to use up scraps)
As I was in the mood for crochet I then decided to look for some more unusual owl patterns and came across one for a crochet cable owl on a hat, so decided to have a go at making one, still not quite happy with it so will be tweaking it on my next version
I added googly eyes to three of the hours and my little boys loves it, if he could have slept in it I think he would have done.
I love to here what you think of my creations, I love to read all your comments I find them so inspirational and a real confidence boost.