I don't crochet. Okay, I do sometimes, but I don't like it.
Most of the time, I just can't stand the look of crochet. There are very few exception and crochet just does not seem as versatile to me as knitting does. Knitting also looks sleek and elegant, perhaps a bit more sophisticated. Of course, as in all things, it depends on what you are making - and it is not the actual process of crocheting that I have an issue with, just the final product.
But once in a while there is a time for crochet even in my life and this is such a time. I have quite a few leftover balls of cotton and acrylic in DK weight that are perfect for quick projects such as this wonderful rose garland that I am incredibly happy with. It is part of a #craftblogclub gift swap, so I do not get to keep it, sadly. In fact, I may well have to make one of my own soon.
I found a free crochet pattern for the roses here on The Party Artisan blog. The roses are quick to make: I made the whole garland in less than a full day. Once the roses were finished (I made a total of 13), I used chain stitches to crochet the the string, making 25 stitches before joining the first rose, then adding flowers after every 15 stitches. The end consists of another 25 stitches.
I really love this and can't believe how well it came out, considering I had to look up every single stitch other than the chain stitch. (That tells you exactly how often I crochet, doesn't it?) What's your crochet like? Do you do lots of it or none at all?