five things friday: crochet inspiration

happy Friday!

Remember this pathetic post? I have been wanting to learn how to crochet for so long! I tried teaching myself using books, YouTube videos, tutorials, etc., but I just could not get it. Enter the Crochet Along at Maybe Matilda. I was determined to get it this time. I bought the materials (the fun part) and prepared myself for a night of tears and throwing things as I sat down to - once and for all - learn crochet. 

Guess what? No tears, no throwing things. I got it, thanks to this post and  this post and this post where Rachel walks through the different kinds of crochet stitches and then the specific stitches used in the pattern she chose for the crochet along. Victory!

So anyways, I am crocheting away and even made a couple granny squares. Eeep! I am about to do this to my whole house:

Kidding. kind of. 

It's been a couple of weeks since I had a five things friday, so I thought I would share five crochet projects I am crushing on right now. 

(just in case you don't want to actually crochet)


Sigh. So pretty. 
If you like, you can find more crochet inspiration on my crochet pinterest board

 I just love the vibe that you get from a good granny square project. It's all homey and cozy and comforting. What? You didn't know that granny squares gave off vibes. Well, now you do.

Hope you all have a great weekend full of crocheting or knitting or whatever else gives you some good vibes.



  1. Well Done You!!! It is such a fun thing crochet.....and those cookies..How fantastic are they! I sent the link off to Sarah London...who is the queen of the granny square!! Have fun! can't wait to see what you make!

  2. Well done! I haven't mastered crochet yet, my excuse is, I'm still learning to knit! I love a granny square though!

  3. I love a granny square - even though they are pretty hard. Have you tried any of the "stitch and bitch" or "happy hooker" books. They are full of super great instructions and wonderful patterns!

  4. I haven't tried those books yet - I will have to look at them next time I am at Barnes and Noble. Thanks for the recommendations!

  5. Ha! I knew you could do it! Those cookies are amazing (pronounced like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SvB9zb3p_Y&feature=player_detailpage#t=76s . . . and let's not discuss how long I spent searching through clips from that show to find her saying a-maaah-zing--time well spent!). I can't wait to see your finished cowl!

  6. Hi! So many cute things. Hugs fr.o.m. Sweden

  7. impressive! I love to crochet but have never trided making granny squares before- that's a whole new adventure for me! what I make are little stuffed toys. congrats for joining the crazy crochet world! :)

  8. Hi,

    I love your work. Great desinging stuff you make Allison. Specially the granny square cookies. I'm crochet cupcakes myself and other nice things. If you like you can take a look at my blog http://het-haakdraadje.blogspot.com
    I'll put you on my Blogrol and going to follow you from now on. (sorry for my bad english writing). Cheers Monique

  9. Great crochet inspiration. I'm slowly working my way to an entirely crochet house! Haha. You might like this post I did recently on crochet Christmas gift ideas:


  10. Fantastic. They look too good to eat! I love, love crochet and I am crocheting a granny square blanket right now..Great thing is, you just keep going until you decide your're done! Love your makes, welcome to the crochet world.

  11. Great ideas! i love it, thanks for sharing.


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