Yes, that is how excited I am. It still doesn’t feel as natural as knitting - I still keep trying to hold it like you would when knitting but I’m getting there. So far I’ve made 12 granny squares and am aiming for enough for a cushion cover, the first one took me about 3 hours but I can now average two squares per evening and am pretty pleased with that.
You can find the pattern I'm using here.
A few tips for beginners like me:
- The US and UK have different names for the same stitches, for example the pattern calls for double crochets but in UK terms this is actually a treble crochet and a UK double crochet is something different. I learnt this the hard way, but it’s all practise.
- All stitches are based on a chain stitch and there are lots of helpful youtube videos around.
- Find someone who can already crochet to help you, my Mum learnt at 11 (I’m so behind!) and she’s a great teacher.
Do you have any favourite crochet patterns?