On Nnenna’s Needles #7

Meet my good friend Grenadine!
Grenadine is my first (and really my only) foray into crocheting!  We had a session during my weekly knitting club meetings where we all learned the basics of crochet and this is what I decided to make.  I’ve made a few knitted toys in my day, but Grenadine is definitely my favorite, which I think is funny since I crochet so little!  Grenadine is usually perched on my bedpost, just as pictured, but one day I took her for a little outing to show her off to some friends.  A stranger saw her peeking out of my bag and commissioned me to make another horse for her friend’s birthday!  So now meet Grenadine’s friend:
same patten as above

I didn’t name him because I knew I wasn’t going to get to keep him, but in their short time together, he and Grenadine became fast friends! =)

  • Cindy

    MAJOR cuteness! OMG you're so talented! is this really your first handmade crochet?


  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much!! :D

  • Inthehammockblog

    oh my gosh, the cuteness!! I love these!! They're adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  • Nnenna

    Awww, thanks Anisa!! =)

  • The Laugh Slut

    OMG, SO CUTE! CAN I PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HAVE ONE?! AHH! I wish I could do that on my first go, you talented girl!


  • Nnenna

    Awww, thank you Sandra! I'm really glad I stumbled across your blog, it's so fun to see what's on other people's needles! =)

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Megan! haha, maybe I'll make some more!

  • Nnenna

    Thank you! :D

  • Threepumpkinslittle

    I cannot believe this was your first go at crochet–holy smokes! It is so adorable. Hmn, gives me serious motivation to (possibly) learn crochet. P.S. thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm having a ball looking around yours–wow!

  • Megan

    omg ADORABLE! i want one!!!!!!!!



  • Ingeluciana

    aww, they are so cute ^^

  • Nnenna

    Haha, thanks Ashley! :D I'm sure she knows a lot more than me though, I only know the basic basics!

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Sabine! Oh, it's difficult for me too, that's why these are the only things of crocheted (the pattern was very simple!) Reading about your experiences with machine knitting has really made me want to take a class, or something like that! :)

  • Megan Wesley

    Oh, they are so cute! I have a pattern for a crochet horse too that I have been wanting to make. I just need to stop telling myself that I can't crochet and just try it.

  • Ashley

    So let me get this straight: you don't even crochet on a regular basis?! My grandma crochets all the time and I doubt she could make this little girl. She makes some kick ass potholders, though. Great job!

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Chelsea! :) That's more than I can do- I've never attempted to crochet a hat before!

  • Sabine

    Oh wow, they are amazing (and cute!). I'm finding it quite hard to get my head around crocheting… So double impressed by your work.
    (btw, have I answered your question yet? I paid £120 for the knitting machine. You can get cheaper ones on ebay. But this one was fully overhauled and has a guarantee if there's sth wrong with it.) xo

  • Chelsea

    haha so adorable nnenna! all I can crochet is a hat ;)


  • jade

    so cute, i wish i knew how to knit!

  • Nnenna

    or me! hahaha :D

  • The Merry Traveller

    I can imagine some cute little kid clutching them and not letting it go!

  • Nnenna

    aww, thanks! :D

  • comewhinewithme

    The cutest ever!

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Shanah! It just takes practice! My first project was so holey too, haha! :D

  • Shanah

    Oh my God, that's soooooo cute :D Great job! I'm really a bad knitter.. I suck at it. I can't even make a scarf without holes hahaa!

  • Nnenna

    Thank you thank you Brittany! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Courtney! =)

  • brittany

    These are so good and so cute! You should sell them on Etsy!

  • Kel

    Ha ha ha. Oh they're so adorable! How much would one cost?

  • Courtney Thomas
  • Nnenna

    Aww, thank you V, that is so sweet of you! :D Once I'm out of school and hopefully have more time, I think I will consider starting an Etsy shop!

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Gertrude! :D

  • Grit and Glamour

    OMG…those are PRECIOUS! I love them! You should make them and sell them on Etsy. I'd buy one for sure!


  • Gertrude

    Grenadine is so cute! And so is her friend :)