"Begin to weave and God will provide the thread"
~German Proverb

Saturday, July 31, 2010

What Got Me Started Crocheting...Again

Most of the women in our family on my Mom's side were always avid crocheters. I remember growing up in my Mommyla's (my maternal grandmother) house where all the full-length window curtains were crochet and there were more than a dozen windows in that big house! It was a craft project by my Mom and Mommyla in the 70s. Mommyla's handmade shawls were prized gifts back then.  Then there were my Grandaunts, Mama Leng and Auntie Bobie who created beautiful doilies and chair dresses. My Mom's last crochet project before she passed away in 2001 were crochet-trimmed cloth diapers for her first grandchild, my son Marti so when my sister became pregnant with her first child last year, I decided to carry on the tradition by making these diapers.

I found this fabulous tutorial from the Jennifer Slaugh of the http://www.mormonchic.com which I hope would also inspire you to start a project like this. It's so unique I haven't found any store here that sell these so it would be a very nice baby shower gift. 

Here's how mine turned out:



Would recommend you use Monaco mercerized crochet yarn which I bought from Carolina's Glorietta 5. Monaco is cheaper and they have monochromatic and multicolored yarns. There's also a brand called Cannon although they're a bit more expensive than Monaco (well not much, I think there's a P 1.00 price diffrence).
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