This Moana costume made me feel like I’m somehow getting good at crochet. The thing is I’m by-the-book/pattern kind of crocheter; I totally envy when other crocheters can just do projects without any pattern. I usually got tongue-tied when I’d be asked to do this and that, and there’s no crochet pattern (most of the time, when people saw you hold a hook and yarn or crochet a hat; they would then automatically think that you can do any thing like gowns and such.😂).
Though on the other hand, I’m proud of my pattern-reading skills; I can, most of the time, read written or graph. I do enjoy interpreting patterns though; I get a high when I would get a designer’s train of “thought;” it’s like having a glimpse into someone’s head. Once you get their “style” of writing a pattern, it’s like you “get” each other without saying a word.
This Moana costume is the first biggest crochet project that I had to wing out without following a pattern. And, it got me more “anxious” because I’m making it for another human, cute ball of human. 🙂
Anyhow, I’m proud of what I came up (though I’m not sure how it would end up with the recipient.). There are a lot of things I want to change on it after looking at the finished item; but I’m still happy to see that “wow, I wing that out!” 🙂
So thank you to the mom who asked me to do this! 🙂 It feels like I’m the one who recieve a gift, more than you. 🙂