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Crochet Convert.....and a CAL!

I love my Niamh!

Yes, I do crochet! Thank you very much!

Niamh, from Marie Wallin's  Winter Crochet collection seven

I lengthened it by adding a repeat here and there!

The Ombre shading is so on trend right now!

I made the neckline a bit lower.

and custom fit the body.  as I wanted a fit that was between sizes.  (easy to do as this was a basic 5 stitch repeat pattern)

I love it!
Yes, I am a crochet convert! While I will always be a knitter first, I thoroughly enjoyed this foray into crochet....I loved how Niamh is edged with knit rib!
If I can do it, you can too!
So excited about crochet, I suggested to Marie that while some of her fans are knitting their Fair Isle Club 2 blanket....have you seen it?

There are still spots available for this exclusive Club design ......get all the details here Fairisle Club 2.

Maybe we could do a CAL (Crochet a long) with the designs in Winter Crochet! She liked the idea....and agreed that if I handled the admin, she'd provide a prize! So, here are the details…

Why yes, I crochet!

I've dabbled in crochet.... Yes, I could do a granny square....a crochet edge....but following a written pattern was a challenge.

My FIRST official finished crochet project was.....

Design by Lisa Richardson in Rowan Felted Tweed..... see all the details on my Frances Crochet Scarf Ravelry page!
The Frances Crochet Scarf was a sophisticated version of 70's wild and crazy crochet....I loved it then and still wear it often!
The huge light bulb moment for me came when I realized that to had to start the row by getting to the height of the stitches of that next row. If you don't crochet, this might not make sense. 

To get a good grip on this concept, I crochet a "swatch cowl" and blogged about it here. There are links in this post to all of the Rowan Yarns crochet videos on Youtube!
Then came the Lisa Richardson CAL on the Rowan web site! 

Small gauge crochet! Scary!!!!
While I didn't do this CAL, I did complete each motif using Rowan Big Wool! What a great…