Sunday, July 26, 2009

Crocheting Disaster

I've been crocheting a baby jacket but the whole thing went to poo when I realised the neck wasn't wide enough for the body. Have to start the WHOLE thing again. It was almost finished when I realised. (Mind you I had already undone half of it when the arms were not the right size) I have a pattern now to work from, no more making it up myself!

Here are some photos of the disaster!

I tried to cut a bit of the top to make a larger neck opening but of course you cannot undo crochet from the opposite way that it's been worked... found that out the hard way.

It was looking cute, there was a bit more blue on the end and then a red edging all around. The sleeves also had a few read stripes on them. I will try again at a later point with the pattern found.

Has anyone else had such crocheting disasters or had to undo and redo parts of a project??


  1. Yeah, I know the feeling. I spent the entire weekend trying to work out how to make design, I had in my head, to look well on a bracelet. Two days of stringing beads, trying, taking beads off and stringing them again...frustrating. I had to give up and try something less crazy.

    And of course I had my crochet frustration days too.

  2. Well, of course I know, too. Generally I unstitch and start again, but this happens mostly when I knit.

  3. I have had a similar experience. I undid 3 panels I had made for a blanket, 1 skein each. I had to work in more colors because my count was off and the weren't even. Not even close enough to fake it. ARGH.

  4. oh no !
    such a shame... sorry to hear that.
    i've never had such a frustration and disappointment while crocheting, but like Tzugumi, it happened once with one of my knitting projects