Next step – first crochet project

I’ve practised the single crochet enough that I am now convinced that I know what I am doing, so it’s time to be brave and tackle an actual project to put my new skills to the test.

Strangely enough there aren’t vast numbers of projects for a total beginner, they all seem to expect you to know double crochet and all sorts of other obscure magics that I have yet to attempt.

I could just make squares and call them dishcloths – and don’t think I’m not tempted – but that would feel like too much of a cop out so I have searched the internet and finally found something I think I can manage.

This shopping tote.  It’s pretty much just single crochet and chains so it really can’t get any more basic than that.

So far it  just looks like a really dodgy doiley but I have hope


 Fingers crossed!

Single crochet

i think I’m getting the hang of this. I managed to get hold of a new crochet hook this morning, plus some nice soft cotton to play with.  I’ve done a few rows and unravelled it to do again a few times. It still feels a bit awkward, but the stitch is coming out fairly even now.  Maybe I can master this after all 🙂


Project crochet

My mission for this year is to learn how to crochet.  I have a vague idea how it works, my friend Pam tried to teach me at an meet some years back.  I was sort of getting there, but I didn’t really try again after that couple of days in a field so I never really got the hang of it.

I’ve got loads of wool and I’ve managed to find a couple of crochet hooks in amongst the knitting needles I’ve picked up at car boot sales etc so I should be all kitted out.

Next step – watch some how to videos on youtube and see if I can find a really easy project to start with.