Friday, 25 September 2009

I finally cracked it ...

Crochet that is! I have wanted to be able to crochet for a long long time and just could not get my head around it. I have looked at numerous books, numerous video tutorials online and bought what was recommended as a fabulous book to learn from (with left and right handed instructions) but alas I could not understand it.

So this weekend I was attending the open day at my Spinning Guild and asked if anyone would be able to give me some help and a lovely lady there was happy to oblige. She must have wondered what she had let herself into as I found it hard to grasp (I was trying to learn right-handed as she was RH). My Mom was with me and picked it up a little easier than I did, she had never learned although she is a great knitter.

Well I persevered and got the idea by the end of the "lesson". I then took that knowledge home and practised at home. I wondered if my troubles were because I was trying to do it right-handed, so out came my little book and with the knowledge gained from the guild earlier in the day I taught myself to crochet left-handed, and it was soooooo much easier.

Here are a couple of things to show my progress - it's not very neat yet and I have some uneven edges (which the book tells me not to worry about at this stage, so I won't :)) but I am pleased with what I have done so far, and can finally say that I understand crochet.

I'm still learning, but I can now Crochet!!! Yay! Oh and now I understand it a bit more, that book is fantastic and now my Mom wants one (part of Christmas sorted then!).


  1. Well done to you.
    Hope this is the start of a lovely crafting experience for you.

    Is it any coincidenc that the word verification for this message was "ophew" lol.

  2. ophew - just how I feel about it ;-)

  3. well done xx crochet is a mystery to me !

  4. Congratulations, soon you can crochet some lovely amigurumi toys and I will be very jealous, lol! I bought the book but just can't get the hang of crochet, I think being a leftie doesn't help. Sticking with the knitting for now. xx

  5. Another leftie here and no-one has ever suceeded in teaching me. I knit right handed, but v-e-r-y-s-l-o-w-l-y. Well done!! YOur alpaca fleece looks so soft. xx


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