This is my progress so far on the first crochet project. It’s starting to look kind of bag like and I definitely feel like I have got the hang of chain and single crochet. Result!
Look what the postman delivered…
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
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 🙂
Lesson 1 – Must get better hooks
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 alt.fan.pratchett 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.