I’m super excited about crochet right now. As I shared earlier this week, I took the Crochet Lab class on Craftsy and learned how to crochet in just 1 week! I tried to learn to knit in the past but it just didn’t make sense to me. I can knit a scarf but if I mess up along the way I have no idea how to go back and fix it. If I drop a stitch, I’m lost. For some reason crochet has just clicked with me and I’m having so much fun experimenting.
I learned to crochet so that I could make a granny square blanket, but there are so many other fun things to make! Unlike sewing I can take my supplies with me anywhere.
Here are a few of my first projects. First I tried my hand at making granny squares. The one in this photo is the 3rd square that I made. Then I decided to try making some crochet flowers.
I learned how to crochet these flowers through Epicabundance’s Crochet Flower Tutorials on Youtube. She does a great job. Great camera angles, slow, thorough. If you want to learn to crochet a flower check out the link. The one in the photo below is my first flower. The one above is my second.
This Vickie Howell Urban Jungle Slouch Hat is on my crochet hook right now. I’m super excited to see how it turns out. I learned a new stitch, the puff stitch, which was a bit daunting at first but now is so much fun. Vickie Howell also happens to be the instructor for the Crochet Lab class I took.
Since I know how to crochet flowers, it only makes sense to learn how to crochet hearts next, right? I love these crochet hearts that I found on Belle Amour. Here is a tutorial on how to make them on Salt for the Spirit.
Once I have the skills to crochet a heart, I want to make one of these adorable heart mug cozies. The pattern is available in the DaisyEzyCraft Etsy Shop.
I’ll need to learn the skill of increasing stitches before I try these Oma House Slippers but they are so cute I am definitely adding them to my “To Do List”. They are available through Mamachee’s Etsy Shop.
Speaking of Mamachee, the owner Tara has a fabulous blog called Crochet- The Best of the Free and $$ Patterns. Check it out for a TON of great crochet patterns. Her side buttons make it very easy to sort through patterns with categories like Gender, Yarn, Hook Size, Type and Color.
Here are a couple of other crochet projects from our own site that we hope you’ll love!
Do you knit or crochet? Do you find that one came easier for you than the other? Have you ever made your own pattern? If you are on Ravelry I’d love for you to find me. Here is my Ravelry Page.
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