Members of The Crochet Crowd were asked on July 11, 2011.
What is one thing that you have completed that you would never do again and why?
- Renee Samara Kidwell-Drumm An afghan that was actually kind of fun to make…making the squares…not sewing it all together. It took me 10 years to finish it, and finally did, when I actually took it on vacation with me to Florida, of all places! Of course, I display it on my LR sofa at all times! I’ll post a pic on the Wall.
- Catherine Nelson Lakey Yes but then I do it again just to prove that I would never do it again! Why? Usually because the pattern was bad and it took all of my brain power to figure out what they really meant!
- Yolanda Diaz i made a tote out of plastic bags very time consuming to make the “yarn” i’ll never do that again!
- Jasmin Fast O my i hit send lol as i waz saying i am making a baby blanket in that stich and it takes a long time to work up and uses a lot of yarn. I have been working on this blanket for 3 months now lol
- Christine Salas-Bales I’m currently working on a Sock Monkey Blanket, and I already know that this pattern is going to be retired when I am done with it. It’s taking way too long, and I have to finish it cause its going to be a baby’s shower present.
- Jasmin Fast O for the past year i have been working on a twin size zigzag blanket for my sister. I wont ever use that pattern unless i make a scarf as i an only a 3 rd of the way done
- Jennifer Daswani I did a butterflies in flight baby blanket with lol girls name in it, couldn’t just tie on a new color had to leave a huge amount of lil yarn tails to cut off later, took me forever, got it done, will never do it again
- Jenni Wheeldon I have a feeling the Catherine Wheel stitch is going to be one of those if I can ever get the hang of it
- Diane Englert Beautiful shawl I made this spring for a friend, used the double treble and I just could never remember the complicated series of stitches. I had to be constantly looking at the directions. I hate that!!
- Country Porch Crochet I really dislike making items using all sc’s….SOOOO boring and takes forever!
- Kerry Syd I’m too new to crochet so i havent made a whole blanket, but i have finished a granny square…..
- Kristin Allen Cox large all single stitch crochet blankets …. I have a huge one that I am half way done and don’t want to work on anymore 🙁
- Catherine Nelson Lakey @Jenni, I love the Catherne’s Wheel but it did take me til almost the end to have it click with me. It’s a beautiful pattern for an afghan.
- Laurieanne Mueller I have to say the dinky warmer. Never could get the right measurements .. lol..
- Kari Bailey My Dad had been given a scarf and my Mom wanted to learn the stitch and make herself one. I’m the crocheter in the family so I figured it out (from the scarf) and tried to teach her. She didn’t like it – it was similar to the popcorn stitch- so I finished it. I think I did a great job but by the time I got it done my hands and arms hurt so much. I probably would make it again but it would either have to be for myself or a VERY dear friend.
In the past my Church has made baby afghans. Everyone makes specific granny swuares and then we pool them and then assemble. I had boxes of left over yarn and yarn people have given me so I decided I’d tackle another baby afgan project on my own. I have a huge box of granny squares downstaires that I need to go around the outside with DC then sew together. I have enough squares to make 40 afghans. I don’t know what I was thinking but I will be soooooo glad when I get that done. The afghans are sent to 3rd world countries through our humanitarian aid division.
- Loretta Beaver Crocheted a round afghan and was so disappointed. Will never do a round one again. Unless you lay it out flat, it never looks good or shows how much work went into it.
- Jeree Phillips I’ve started and stopped this little cowboy boot booties several times. They just never turn out right. At first, I kept thinking the pattern had an error, but now I think it is the hook operator
- Tina Brockmeier I made a tablecloth in a pineapple design. I made it in a bright yellow thread and gave it to my best friends mother who had to move into an assisted living apartment. I would never make another one as it would be too tiring for my old eyeballs.
- Krista Jarrell I almost never reuse a pattern. If I create something…next time…it has to be 10 times better! That’s why allfreecrochet.com is so fantastic. it’s free and there is so many patterns I dont have to reuse them!
- Laurie Renner I find that as my skills improve I take apart previous projects cuz they are “not good enough”. At least I am learning ha!
- Dawn Raymond I find that with most projects, once it’s finished, I’ve “been there, done that”, so don’t have an urge to ever repeat that pattern. The exception to this is the basic granny square, your color burst pattern, and teeny projects like flower garlands and simple scarves
- Yolanda Soto Lopez ah, yuck, a bathing suite for a friend.. too hoochie, lol
- Lady Wolf a granny square blanket that is made of small squares that you have to join
- Kathy Kessel Lloyd Diane – I think I made the same shawl! Had to refer to the pattern through the entire shawl. And I find the double triple a very awkward stitch!
- Wendy David Szempias the navajo indian blanket pattern….omg….you have to count EVERY stitch as you go…every row…..and if you get distracted even once the stitch count will be off and the whole thing is lopsided and you have to go back and try to find the mistake and then tear it all out back to the mistake and start over……NEVER AGAIN !!!
- Chris Mclead-Brown My Ladybug afghan that I created. I love the afghan but it took a LONG time to finish. I made it for a special little girl, so she has a one-of-a-kind afghan. Also, I didn’t care for stitching the name on the way I did. It was really big. If you want to see the pic of it, let me know and I will see if I can post the pic.
What do you think? Did you have something that you would never repeat?