This is my first crafty book! And still the most favorite. It’s 14 years old. It was given to me by my Granny when I was 11.
1000 Crochet Stitch Patterns
The devotion from my dear Grandma: To Alina, for the good deeds.
And this book WAS and IS used for the good deeds indeed.
I love the illustrations – they are so cute, funny and arty!
These are my favorite ones.
A stylish hat with a sheep – why not?
The knitter’s dream – a yarn tree
Take a rest on a skein of yarn, hugging a couple of sheep
That would be great, no muss, no fuss – who needs spinning if you can crochet right from the sheep!
This is exactly what we did with my Granny my whole childhood
The world is the ball of yarn with the sheep on the top of it. Well, I have nothing against it!
Crochet was the first craft I learned when I was 9 years old. My Grandma was knitting and crocheting all the time, but somehow the movements of “two sticks” didn’t appeal to me. One crochet hook seemed easier and more “doable”.
I remember crocheting all these rugs out of the plastic bags. Yep, out of the plastic bags. We didn’t have the opportunity to buy the good yarn then, so we would spend hours with my Grandma unraveling the old sweaters and cutting the plastic bags into stripes to make the “yarn” out of it. Actually these rugs turned out to be very useful for the wet weather! And they were so colorful and fun to make! Now I think it is a genius idea for recycling.
Thank you, my dear Grandma, for this book, for these memories and all the gifts you have given me!