Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My First Crochet Project

I never feel like I have enough craft projects in my life, so this March I decided to learn how to crochet. I've tried crocheting in the past using books, Google searches, and advice from friends and family members, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. I think that I was probably just in too much of a hurry to really learn what I was doing.

This spring, though, I found this awesome blog (through Pinterest, of course) with a free online crochet class. It includes video tutorials for different stitches, color changes, and a 'how to read patterns' lesson that I desperately needed. If you're looking to learn how to crochet, you must check out the crafty minx blog, and try out "crochet school". Here is a link to a list of the lessons: http://www.craftyminx.com/crochet-school/ The lady who put these videos together put a lot of time and effort into creating this, and I really enjoyed going through all of the lessons.

When I finished crochet school, I decided to use my new found knowledge to make a twin-size afghan for Jason. Let me just say, holey smokes. A blanket is not the best choice for your first crochet project. Nearly four months later, I've finally completed this iceberg colored afghan, and I'm very happy with it! Unfortunately, I'm also pretty burnt out on the colors blue and gray.

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