Monday, October 6, 2008

Crochet and Ravelry Musings

I've been very busy with my crochet group. Now that fall has begun we have decided to meet weekly. This was my suggestion. I find that I miss a lot of meetings with my work schedule. We are going to create a group on Ralvery too! I'm quite excited. Many members already added me to their friends list (It's mskasey for those of you who would like to add me too!).

As a group we decided to do a knit/crochet a-long. Remember I'm a crocheter not a knitter (which I will try after a few more crochet projects). Well I was the first one who started and first one finished. I decided to do this pattern by Moda Dea yarns.


This is a crocheted kimono. Kritina from our group brought a knitted kimono book to our meetings and suggested a knit/crochet a-long. They chose kimonos from the book and I searched the internet for this one. Here is my review.

This is the finished kimono

Close up details


Pattern - Moda Dea crochet kimono - leaflet


Yarn - Bernat Berella "4" the afghan yarn

Color - Burgundy


How much yarn used - about 6 1/8 skeins. The pattern suggests a Moda dea yarn but it was more per skein than I wanted to pay.


Cost of yarn - $1 a skein! I bought 9 just in case. I found it in the clearance aisle at Michaels'. I love a good bargin.


Level - easy


Started - September 29th


Ended - October 14th


Size - 36


Did it look like the picture - yes it did!


Were the instructions easy to follow - yes


What did I like about the pattern - very easy and quick to crochet


What did I dislike about the pattern - nothing was wrong with the pattern at all.

Would I crochet it again - definitely. I want to do it again for myself!


Changes made - I decided to crochet a belt instead of using ribbon like the pattern said to do. It's just a simple single crochet belt.


Would I recommend this pattern - Definitely! Very easy! Good for a beginner crocheter


I still need to wash and block it but I think you get the overall effect. I think it came out great and I can't wait to give it to my mom. I think she will love it! I'm excited!

More projects to come!

Toodle Loo!

9 comments:

Gayle said...

nice project! Turned out cute. It always feels good when it goes along smoothly

KimT said...

Its fantastic! I have to try this one. Very Very Cute!

KimT said...

I already found the pattern and printed it!

Sheila said...

The kimono is pretty and your mom is going to love it ... now off to get the pattern :)

Virtuous said...

Luv that you are found a great knit/crochet group!

Nice KCAL and it came out great Cas!!
Keep workin' that hook gurl!!

persuede said...

your projects are really pretty -- the kimono, the lace tank, and the multi-color coat all lovely. I'm a knitter but the kimono especially makes me want to pick up a hook.

Pajnstl said...

awwww how cute! did you make me one? lol

Adrienne said...

Too cute girl!!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great cardigan! Gosh you are making me think that I should pick my crochet hook back up and try again...