Although I have learned to knit and crochet in middle school, I have always been more familiar with knitting and fearing crochet. For some reason, my stitches were never even when crocheting. I finally gathered enough courage to teach myself to crochet from the scratch this past year, and thanks to the help of my local library books, I was able to finish simple projects, one by one .
The Chrysanthemum Tea Shawls
from Amazing Crochet Lace by Doris Chan
made fantastic Christmas presents for my mum and her sisters this past year. I modified some shawls into smaller and lighter half circle to simplify the design a bit, and they worked out nicely. My uncles received simple scarves knit in ribbed patterns.
I followed the pattern carefully for this Capelet, but the finished garment doesn't seem to drape as nicely as the photo from the book I borrowed from the library.
I made my little niece a Poncho and a matching Cap for her 1st Birthday. My little Tigger was very interested in the garments, so I had to put them away from his reach in fear of getting his fur on them.