Monday, August 1, 2011

Giveaway #3: The Peacock Shells Afghan

The shells on this one each come to a little point, so it's texture reminds me of a peacock.
To enter, share the first crochet project you ever finished.  Technically, for me that was a whole ball of yarn that I made into a giant chain when I was six, but I don't think that counts.  When I was 8, I made a hot pad.  It took a month.  It's so crooked and lopsided and ugly, but I still am proud of it when I see it at my mom's house.

53 comments:

Grantham Crochets said...

A granny square mini throw.. it is adorable!!!

Sam said...

I have taught myself to crochet in the last 2 years ( both my nans were knitters) the first project was the good old granny squares :)

Kelly said...

The first crochet project I ever finished was a pillow that I made out of eyelash yarn. It was so soft and fuzzy.

Ceridwyn Rose said...

First crochet project I ever finished was a ruffled scarf for my bestie. :D

Tammi said...

I believe the first thing I ever made was a pet net. Hangs in the corner of a room to hold stuffed animals

BarefootTams said...

I learned how to crochet when I was in the hospital when I broke my pelvis, and a friend was in on bed rest with her first child. So I made a baby afghan, ripple pattern.

Crystal said...

Oh it was a hot pad when I was 7 years old and I was so mad at my mom because she wouldn't teach me anything else. At the time she was making those beautiful doll dresses that spread out over you bed!

SVG1987 said...

My first ever was a baby blanket. The first stitch I learned was herringbone half double crochet because that is the only one my mother knows. I was 10

Chasity said...

first thing i ever finished was a prayer shawl for some ladies at my church oober proud of it and never took pics of them :o( oh well

Rachel Jaques said...

A baby beanie!

Jenni said...

I made a pillow doll for my 4-H group when I was like 11. It was HARD and I still have it!

*Brandi* said...

My frist finished project was a blanket for my dolls. I have no idea how old I was, had to less than 7. And now my daughter uses it for her dolls.

Deborah Bone said...

I made a hat! My church was doing a fundraiser to raise money for a mission trip. Members were asked to crochet or knit some type of hat to sell. I decided that I would learn how to crochet since it involved only holding 1 hook vs. two. It was just last fall when I started!

crystal said...

i have yet to finish a project! i was a little ambitious and tryied to make the soft shells hat as my first project! lol, i've got a couple knitting projects i'm working on finishing and then i'm gonna try the witch's hat!

Michele said...

A Harry Potter scarf :)

susantpond said...

A baby blanket

~Amanda~ said...

I started making a hat but was so frustrated with it not coming out right I threw it away before I finished it. The first one I completed (which why this was the second attempt at a project I have no idea, but I am a bit of an over-achiever) was a pineapple throw afghan for a wedding present for my brother and his wife. They still use it! :-)

Ashley said...

ummm...i think it was hot pads but i really can't remeber i was 6 or so and my mom tried to teach me but she is left handed and I am right so my neighbor taught me, i think we did hot pads since they were easy

Brenda said...

Can't really remember, but probably a babyafghan in 1981 for my first baby.. Made many, many after that for so many babies.. Still doing it today!!

Country Crochet said...

UMMM...when I was 13 I made a pillow. A great big pink and white granny square pillow. I couldnt sleep one night so I pulled and all nighter crocheting a pillow.

croche8luvr said...

My grandmother passed away a few years ago and all I wanted was her crochet items. When I was looking thru her hooks, there was one that was terribly worn. On the side of it was scratched in the metal the name "Eva"...not only did I inherit my grandmothers items, but that particular hook was her sisters! I was so happy!

deanao said...

A baby blanket for my niece.

cmandler said...

A giant granny square when I was 8. It took a week.

Cassie said...

I believe the first project made was a blanket for my mom for her wedding day, turned out good except I couldnt figure out the edging so I made up my own, no one was none the wiser :)

Rae said...

A scarf!

Jessica said...

Probably a scarf...I also helped my Aunt by crocheting stars to appliqué on an American Flag Afghan for an injured soldier.

Shari said...

Hmm... I think it was a baby blanket.

lucyinthesky08 said...

It was a super ugly blanket made out of a ton of different kinds of yarn.

Debbie said...

Copying my grandma, I tried to crochet doilies with that thin crochet thread. Oh dear!

Crystal said...

A scarf, it didn't turn out at all!

Tricia said...

I tried a scarf and it was so uneven on the sides. After I learned a bit better, I frogged it and used the yarn in a blanket.

joyfullhomemaker said...

1-1/2 years ago, my first washcloth for a gift to my mom

crescendogal said...

first finished project appx 17yrs ago....the 63 different squares afghan!!! Took me a looong time but I wanted to learn everything at once & we still use that afghan daily! LOL

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Susan said...

Mine was a sample blanket that had all the stitches in it. It was all lopsided! Lol! My second was a granny square.

Nicki said...

I made a big granny square blanket for my home ec class in high school. There are lots of mistakes in it but I love it!

sarah said...

My first finished project was a little purple purse. It was supposed to be a blanket but I messed up and it started forming into a bag. I love it!!

Lori G said...

I think it was a washcloth, when I was 8. :D It turned out more like a triangle...but I kept trying!

Birdnest Creations said...

Mine was a scarf.

Shauna said...

When I first learned to crochet when I was 5 I made "bookmarks." I'm sure it goes without saying that they were simply a chain with a fancy name! I even tried to sell them!

Lisa King said...

I was so thrilled at how fast crochet was compared to knitting that I made an afghan!

Brenda McNease said...

Crocheted edging for an embroider scarf when I was 8 or 9 years old.

CraftyLatin Mama said...

I did a pink and white granny square blanket from a Japanese hello kitty crochet book. I learned to crochet while stationed in Japan 4 yrs ago. Never stopped since

Lindsay said...

A hat. Looked like it was made for a conehead! lol

Nichole said...

A hot pad just a little less than a month ago... then it was a tuxedo cocoon :) I'm addicted now!

Debbie said...

I learned to crochet in Girl Scouts when I was 10 and made a blanket for my Aunt's first baby. It was so ugly and crooked but she used it for all 5 of her kids. I wish I had it now...!

steve13amanda said...

I crocheted a granny square afghan because that was the only stitch that I knew how to do. I have finally learned how to read patterns and am super excited about that.

Jenny said...

My first crochet project was vegetable shaped pot holders when I was 8 year old. My mom and I did them together.

Francie said...

I made an elephant bib where the trunk held a pacifier.
francieg at juno dot com

Beth said...

I got to keep all of my moms scrap yarn....I started teaching myself to crochet a circle...and it turned into a roundish afghan!!..I was about 11....it is one of the ugliest things!!!!.....I used it when I moved into my first appartment though years later....and it is still on the shelf in my closet now!! (decades later!)

Mandyberrynice said...

A beanie. My grandma taught me to crochet when I was five and every sunday when I was at her house I worked on it again. It was not pretty but functional....lol.

Serenity said...

A blanket in DC for my first son

KatieO said...

I learned at 12. I think my first project that I actually finished and liked was a baby blanket.

shallonv said...

My first project was an afghan my mom taught me how to crochet when i was about 10.