I crochet most days creating essential items for my house and gifts for my family and friends. My grandmother taught me to crochet in the early 1970's when Poncho's were originally fashionable. I have made dresses, cardigans, bags, headbands, throws, coasters, Christmas decorations, baskets, hats, scarves, snoods, shawls, baby grows, dog coats, floor rugs, T cosy's, bean bags and covered furniture and lampshades.

I've up cycled old school trousers and quilt covers cutting them into strips to make cushions and runners.  I use small to very large 25mm crochet hooks and combine knitting and crochet for an eclectic effect.

 

I find crochet helps you to forget all the stresses of the day; relaxing when on a car or train journey it is a very transportable hobby.