Monday, 6 January 2014

Happy Hooker

One of my resolutions this year - actually my only resolution this year- was to learn how to crochet.

I've been talking about learning for so long now that it's about time I actually pick up a hook and get going already.

I've been yacking about it so much in fact that our dear friends got me a beginner crochet book for Christmas.

I got some practice yarn, which basically meant that I got the cheapest yarn I could find so that if I screwed up, it wouldn't matter much.

The funny thing is though, crochet is easy! I didn't screw up all that much and it only took my a couple of hours to get the hang of single crochet.


The toughest part was learning how to start hooking into a chain. After that, things went smoothly. And I learned something about myself that I never thought I'd ever say - I'm a tight hooker.  What?!! You read that correctly. Hehehe. The book I'm using has all sorts of funny references like that in it. Keeps things interesting.

Anyway, after single crochet, I learned half double crochet and double crochet and triple crochet. Below is the sampler I made with those three stitches. Lane immediately claimed this wonky piece of fabric.


Then I started learning crochet in the round. Check it out! Nice beer coaster eh?


Logan actually immediately claimed this coaster. He didn't want to be left out of the wonky crochet sampler free for all. I saw the other day that he was sleeping with this piece of round fabric. I asked him why and he said that it smelled like mommy. Awwww.... apparently if you put smelly hand lotion on before you start a project, it will become infused. :)

After this I was at the point in the book where the author says that most other crochet stitches are just variations and different counts of all the stitches I've learned so far. Really? That wasn't at all as difficult as I thought. Why didn't I try this out sooner?

So I moved onto to learning the V stitch. I was getting kinda bored of making samplers and was itching to figure out a crochet pattern. I went on Ravelry and found a simple crochet pattern for a head kerchief. And I actually followed the pattern and made my first crochet project!



Yay! I can't believe that in a manner of a few days I can actually crochet a project. So much fun. Of course, the kids have already figured that mommy is a pro at crochet and have demanded all sorts of cute Amigurumi toys. I love these little crochet toys. They are adorable! I can't wait to figure out how to crochet them myself. I have a feeling that the kids won't have to twist my arm very hard to get me to make a few for them.

Soon.

Next I think I'll learn how to work with more than one colour. Exciting!

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