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Crochet Everyday – #SAP Community Talent Show Entry

Following Allie Trzaska ‘s blog about the SAP Community Talent Show, here is my entry about crocheting – something I try to do everyday:

A long time ago (in a galaxy far far away – not, just in Kansas) my sister showed me how to crochet.  I would spend my summers off crocheting afghans, and Christmas holidays crocheting ornaments:

Here’s a picture of the afghan I showed in the video:


Here’s the afghan I patterned (or tried to pattern) after the Roseanne show couch afghan:

It seems like everyday I am crocheting rows for a scarf too – I like the feel of the yarn I am showing here:


I hadn’t learned to crochet hats until I was an adult, when I volunteered at the local library and checked out a “how to crochet” DVD:

This is my preferred hat in the winter time.


For more details please also see Vinnie Mirchandani’s blog about my crochet habit here.

I’m looking forward to seeing other SAP Community Talent show entries.

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      Author's profile photo Allie Trzaska
      Allie Trzaska

      Beautiful work, Tammy! I love the colors of the afghan. I love to crochet, as well! However, I haven't expanded beyond scarves. Next up for me is learning how to make a hat. Thanks for the inspiration!

      Author's profile photo Mynyna Chau
      Mynyna Chau

      Just seeing this Tammy Powlas ! How long does it take for you to crochet such a blanket? Didn't know it was called "afghan". And how much wool do you need for one? All look so nice, that's really cool!

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Hi Mynyna - thank you for your kind words.

      When I had summers off as a kid, would take a few weeks to complete an afghan.  Now I have much less time, so it takes a few months to complete one, depending on the size.

      As for the amount of yarn, I usually use one "skein" per scarf.  On the afghans with a black yarn outline, at least 3 skeins - the other colors I am just reusing yarn I already have.

      I hope others give crocheting a try - it is much easier to learn than knitting (in my view).


      Author's profile photo Mynyna Chau
      Mynyna Chau

      It's funny you say that. I started to learn how to knit winter two years ago and remember my stiff hands trying to knit a headband, which took ages 😀 I learned crocheting as a kid in school, found it difficult as the teacher wanted a 3D animal. I'll give it another try, maybe with something easy then. 🙂