I follow a lot of people on instagram who enjoy crafts and one particular favourite is crochet. After seeing countless upon countless of gorgeous cushions and blankets I decided to have a go myself. I asked on instagram what the best way to start out was and most people recommended youtube tutorials and a book. I got this book from Amazon and it was only about £6 I think:
These didnt come out how they were supposed to and I became frustrated and gave up. I decided I wanted to make my friend a baby blanket and started a very simple double crochet stitch blanket.
I think doing this really helped me to keep the tension right (which is the hardest thing) but I didn’t count my stitches (rookie mistake) and it ended up longer on one side than the other.
I gave up my blanket because I didn’t want to give my friend something half done and I wasn’t happy with the way it came out.
Again these were a very simple double crochet stitch which was easy to master and had the added bonus of increasing my confidence with crocheting.
Phew! I’ve been very busy crocheting the last few days. I love, love, LOVE how easy these are to hook up. It took me a while to find a pattern that was easy for me to follow but once I found one I was on to a winner! I find the middle parts the hardest to do because they’re so intricate and almost never turn out like the picture.