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What was your very FIRST project?

What was your very first project?  

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  1. 1. What was your very first project?

    • Afghan
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    • Piece of Clothing
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    • Other Toy
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Mine was a baby blanket for my daughter. I was on bed rest when I was pregnant with her a lot so I taught myself how to crochet and worked on her blanket through the pregnancy.. my mom had always kept trying to teach me and I had wished I had learned before because I love it so much now. :)

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I think the first thing I made was an afgan from a kit. I do know that I became pretty OCD with counting. I would count how many wash clothes I folded, how many slices for each tomato, etc. Drove me karazy!!!!

 

I am a bit better after 35+ years......well, some, anyway................

 

Sherry

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I will never forget this. LOL.

 

Aunt Baudelia sat me down with yarn and a hook, and I sat at her feet, and it was supposed to just be rows and I think she meant to stop me when I got to a square because she said I was making a dishcloth.

 

Anyway, it turned into a really wide, somewhat short scarf.

 

The rows and everything were correct, mostly, but it wasn't intended to be a scarf and Aunt Baudelia looked down and busted up laughing.

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Mine was an oversized oven mit lol

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My very first project was a skirt. My neighbor was making skirts and vests (this was in the 70s) for her daughters and I asked her to teach me to crochet. It came out well enough for me and my older sister to wear it to school a few times. I wonder whatever happened to it. My mom spirited away stuff all the time. She probably threw it in the trash grrrr.

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I am the queen of unfinished projects. But about 12 years ago my first FINISHED project was a ripple afghan I made for my king size bed.

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When you fold it in half it is so obvious that the rows don't match up. I didn't exactly understand how to make the same amount of stitches in each row. I didn't even know how to read a pattern yet. All I went by was over the phone instructions from my mother and that it was "easy".

 

I don't know if you can see it clearly or not, but the stitches are all stretched out now. There is even a section that is fraying on one end I need to repair.

But It is huge and I still love it and the colors I used. Actually my husband uses this blanket every night to cover up with. Not bad for a not perfect blanket if I do say so myself :)

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I voted a piece of clothing. The very first thing I made was a toque, I copied off my daughter's crocheted hat that I love. This was about two months ago. :)

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My first project was a blanket for my yet to be born sister when I was 12. It was loose stitches, uneven, and ugly, but I was proud of it none-the-less. I will have to see if they still have it put away, since it has been 18 years now since I made it!

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The very first thing my grandmother had me crochet was a long long chain. She said that when she could hold one end in her house and my mom could hold the other end in ours then I was done with it. :-) It was yellow. The next one was a yellow hat for my baby doll. My third was a little coin purse/bag to put around my neck at school. :-) I was 11.

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I made doll stuff from yarn and thread scraps given to me when I was a kid. One had to have a good imagination to see the dresses and hats that came out of those scraps :lol

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Afghan that I tried to make that turn into a purse. beacus I knew nothing about "turning.. and kept working in a big Circle around the chain ;) LOL

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My first project was a baby blanket & pillow set. post-60333-135897756869_thumb.jpg At the time I was not good at boarders, or how to stuff a pillow and that it should have been lined first.

Edited by DollCollector

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I made doll stuff from yarn and thread scraps given to me when I was a kid. One had to have a good imagination to see the dresses and hats that came out of those scraps :lol

I would love to see what you created, hope you have some pictures to show us.

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Mine was an appalling, misshapen Christmas Stocking, made out of red and white granny squares. I used some cheapo acrylic.

 

Yes, you guessed it...I still hang it up every Christmas! :rofl

I did not learn to work on square till I went to summer camp but I never learned how to connect them to resently. How did you connect them?

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I was about 12 and the first project I ever did was a poncho! It turned out very nice!

What kind of poncho round or points? Did it have fringes?

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The first thing I learned to crochet was a granny square. My mother showed me how to sew them together into a hat. My grandmother actually wore that hat for quite a few years. LOL

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I believe mine was a purse. I wanted to make something I could USE. I remember crocheting and ripping out and doing it over and over and over again. The first major project I made for someone else was a set of decorative pot holders for the wall, I think? I know I made my family an afghan right about the same time too.

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My first "real" project (other than swatches) was a baby blanket. I was at Michaels and found Lilly Sugar and Cream on clearence for $0.50/skein and couldn't resist. It was done in a blue/green/white twists and white. I followed the pattern for the granny squares off of a yarn label.

 

(Actually, although the entire blanket was supposed to be made of squares, I was getting frustrated with making the squares, so I stopped at 9, realizeing that I could join the squares together, then continue in the pattern around, alternating colors each row.)

 

I made it with our first Child in mind (even though I wasn't pregnant) but told people I was making it for a friend. :lol We became pregnant about 2 months later.

 

Unfortunatly, I didn't know about leaving long tails, so my ends are all about 1 inch long, and I was petrified to use it with our daughter. We are now expecting a little boy, and I brought out the blanket, even though I will probably never use it on him.

 

Oh yeah, here is a picture (I try to photograph all of my finished work...)

Hi I feel your pain. I created a baby blanket once that started with squares but lost interest in making the square and connected and continued around tell I was finished also. Sometimes putting your own finishing touch make the project that much special. Here is a pic of my finished projectpost-60333-135897761619_thumb.jpg

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My very first project was a granny square afghan that I made when I was eight. I still have it 42 years later. Good ol Red Heart Yarn... Teresa

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The baby blanket I made was pink, blue, green, yellow & white. My sister had never seen variegated yarn and asked how I got the stitches like that. I told her, I cut the yarn in 4 in prices and just kept crocheting them together.

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Mine was a beanie. It didn't come out shaped well because at that time I couldn't understand patterns very well (or maybe at all), but I was still really proud of it. My first project that came out how I wanted it to, was a Vintage Vertical Stripe Crocheted Blanket.

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<--My first project was the donut in my avatar. The second project was the cupcake right next to it. My husband thinks its hilarious that I learned to crochet by making a donut! It was part of the kit my Sister-in-law got me for Christmas this last year.

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a granny square afghan out of scrap yarn when I was 8. I still have it

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