Friday, September 2, 2011

Errrr....Trying Again

First try!

I have wanted to try crocheting one of those cute Attic24 Blooming Bloody Flower pillow covers (pattern here) that have been all over blogland.  

So I gathered some left over Simply Soft acrylic yarn and started this one.  

First couple rounds were ok and yeah maybe I fudged some here and there but by the last round I found out I was off ten...yes...ten...stitches too many.  

Maybe I better start over.

Starting over...

Beginning of the 2nd one.  

It's simple really...five stitches to each flower petal. 

I got that. 

So why am I having trouble?  

Are you like me and hate to count stitches?   

Or, at least, I don't want to think about counting.   

Seriously it really makes watching TV at the same time tough.

This time I will frog any round that doesn't come out to the correct stitch count.

I may be working on this one for quite awhile.

Wish me luck!   

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  1. Good luck I can not crochet so I have my fingers crossed for you looking forward to seeing the results.

  2. I think it looks good already, and I like the colors. I used to mess up with counting when I did crochet years ago. xo,

  3. Hi Sandy

    I hate counting too but it's a necessary evil! I just finished a zig zag baby blanket and never want to count to 11 ever ever again!!! I just can't rely on looking at it to work out where I am all the time - like you say distracting from the tv!!

    Hang in there

    Fiona x

  4. Hope it works out better for you soon. I think it is a lovely project. =)

  5. Good luck, crochet is a hard work!


  6. Hmmm. Keep trying. Have seen a few around too. Still only up to just thinking about doing it. Go well and have a great weekend.

  7. Oh Sandy I always love the colors you pick. This should look great.

  8. You are inspiring me to give this a try.
    Fingers crossed! :o) Best of luck on
    yours as well. :o)