Learning to crochet
This year I am feeling determined to learn to crochet. For far too long I have owned the book Crochet Workshop by Erika Knight but was put off with the first project, crocheting a dishcloth. Admittedly regular readers may well think that a DIY dishcloth that will last for years would appeal, but it just didn’t float my boat!!
This time I decided to try the blanket – initially starting with wrong size yarn and hook I did myself no favours. So when I saw this gorgeous yarn Delphi by Debbie Bliss reduced to £1 a ball I snapped it up!
The correct yarn and hook for the instructions did make a difference!! You tube videos greatly assisted the instructions in the book.
Several attempts plus some kind folk on facebook and I was away. The speed of crochet appeals – the project grew quickly and satisfyingly.
The variance in the tones of colour in the yarn hide the odd mistake I made – to be honest I don’t think anyone’s going to notice:)
Sadly I never thought to check the length of the yarn per ball so my finished project is somewhat smaller than anticipated.
Next up I am hoping to crochet some snowflakes, but I am realising that learning to read crochet patterns is a skill in itself. I can quickly look up you tube videos for stitches but knowing quite where to put the stitch is an entirely different thing!! If anyone has any suggestion re learning to read and understand crochet patterns I would love to know:)