I’d call it a Crochet-Along, but I don’t (yet) know how to crochet.
I’ve decided that in order to make this an equal craft-portunity blog, I should learn to crochet, officially taking my craft addiction to a whole new level. Want to join me?
I have been crochet – curious for a LONG time. Crochet can be quick, the fabric is gorgeously textural, and the patterns have so many quirky abbreviations that it seems like I’m stepping into a whole new crafty world.
I just received a box of gorgeous crochet supplies from Knitpicks, including FOUR colors of their new Biggo Yarn (50% Merino, 50% Nylon) and two Boye crochet hooks. The yarn is chunky and bright, and I think it’ll be *perfect* to learn with!
I’ve got tiny bit of crochet experience, but I can’t read patterns, make shapes, or do anything twice (I make it up as I go!) SO … my main goals are to learn the basic stitches & how they’re represented in patterns, how to put them together into useful shapes, and how to follow written patterns!
I’m going to start out by taking Vickie Howell’s online crochet class: Crochet Lab…and if you take it along with me by clicking through this blog post, you can sign up for just $19.99!
Do you crochet? How did you learn?