For a while now I have been trying to grab ten minutes here and there to try and learn crochet. You know what it’s like if you have kids, finding some time to spare can be impossible at times! So each week I have been putting some time aside to start some projects.
I don’t know about you but I much prefer to browse through youtube tutorials when wanting to learn something. It just seems so much easier to actually watch somebody physically make what I am trying to do and it’s super handy to pause the video at any time so I can follow along.
I started with some granny squares. I searched through lots of videos and found that Bella Coco was nice and easy to follow along to. She does her patterns in UK terms, but normally converts it into US terms too.
If you are a beginner like me, then these terms will all make sense once you have learned all of the stitches. I had plenty of mistakes along the way but I just tried again until I got it. The hooks I started out with were just basic aluminium ones. I found those had a really poor grip and very awkward to pull the stitches. So after looking on Amazon I bought this kit –
I absolutely love it and it only cost £8.99 for all of this! You get everything you could possibly need and it comes in a really handy carry pouch. I find that the hooks are much easier to use with the rubber grip handles and they don’t snag the yarn like my other ones did. I will pop a link at the bottom of the post. (I will receive a small commision if you buy this, but you are more than welcome to use your own link if you wish.)
After practising the granny square and feeling that I actually have a clue what I am doing, I moved on to other smaller projects. I am currently making some autumn themed bunting and have started by crocheting some oak leaves. I’ve got to do a few more in different shades and some acorns to go with them. This fab pattern was created by Happy Berry.
My proudest make of all is this multicoloured scarf. I am making one for each of my boys.
If you have crocheted for some time then please do ignore my excitement for such an easy project, but I am so happy with how it turned out. Hehe! I followed ….. pattern which is in US terms. Never in a million years did I ever think that I could make something like this. I think I have got the bug now. I have ordered another stash of supplies and ready to start something new!