Breaking News: Crochet Proven To Be Totally Addictive

My first Granny Squares…not bad for a first – timer!

What do you think?

I’m a diehard knitter and have been for decades, so, despite a slight bit of concern at damaging my knit cred (wink) I’m just going to say it.  I love to crochet.  And I finally *get it.*

I now see exactly why crochet is so addictive.  It’s really fun to watch the squares grow round after round.  And they grow *quickly!*  I’ve been working with my KnitPicks Biggo and I’ll show you my progress with that next week.  I’m working on a bigger, wearable project in that while *also* obsessively creating cute little granny squares with this finer Malabrigo Worsted (color 226 Melilla) and an H hook that I bought at Fancy Tiger Crafts (my local yarn and fabric shop.)

Do any of you crocheters out there have more than one project going at the same time?  I keep finding things I want to make:

I think that my little girls would look so darling in a hat like this (and they’d love the color!):

I’m anxiously awaiting big-chunky-scarf season, and can’t wait to get this finished (I just got the pattern!):

I also can’t *wait* until I have the skills to work on one of Lianka Azulay’s crocodile stitch patterns, like this shawl (A girl can dream, right?):

Anyway, Vickie Howell’s online Crochet Lab class is fun, high-energy, and taught me how to work the basic stitches and how to do the Granny Square.

Next, I’m on to Linda Permann’s Beyond Rectangles to really learn how to put these stitches to use in garments. If you’d like to learn along with me, you can sign up for Beyond Rectangles now for just $29.99! (If you don’t see the sale price, clear your browser’s cache and hit refresh.)

I really enjoyed reading all of your crochet stories!

This week, tell me what projects you’re working on & keep me inspired to stick with it! 🙂

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