February 25, 2013

Looking Back: Granny Square Crocheted Vest

Hey Everyone!

This weekend I spent some time working on cleaning out Baby's nursery. There is still a LONG way to go, but I have uncovered some really interesting things in the process!

You may or may not know that I am the ripe young age of 20. I've been crocheting since I was 5 years old...so there are many many years of projects that I may or may not still have :) This crocheted vest I pulled out of a box represents the first BIG project I ever completed!

I still remember the Christmas (but not the exact age) when I got this awesome little crochet book and some pretty yarn from my Dad. I know I still have it somewhere...I am sure I will stumble across it in my continued  nursery cleaning-out.

Anyways, this crochet book was written specifically for pre-teen girls. As a 7 or 8 year old, this was just up my alley! The book was filled with super cute and easy projects, like hair scrunchies and shoe laces, and it worked up to making a this granny square vest and an afghan. I believe I made almost every project in the book...except the afghan. I started it and got a chronic case of boredom :)

When I look at projects like this and their imperfections...it makes me realize how much I have always loved crochet and how dedicated I was to completing a project. Sure, I used ivory instead of white in some places. And there are loose threads hanging out all over the project. But I can remember being so frustrated by this piece and how proud I was to finish it!

Do you have any projects like this that you want to share too? Come join me on the Crochet Collection Facebook page! I would have to see pictures of what you have created in the past, and what you are creating today!

Happy Crocheting!

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