Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Learning to Crochet

A few months ago while blog hopping I discovered a link to a site that made me want to learn to crochet. I fell in love with the granny square slippers and knew that I would give it a try after the new year started. So, on January 3 I headed to one of my  local quilt stores that also carries yarn and crochet and knitting supplies. I found some wool yarn, like the instructions suggested, and it was on sale!  I stayed up until 11:30 pm.  on Monday night teaching myself how to crochet. Thank goodness for Youtube and the internet. I learned a lot in those 4 hours. I must have ripped out the first square at least 4 or 5 times.  My first pair of slippers has so many places where I made mistakes and retied the yarn...but it was a learning lesson, for sure. I'm so glad I made the effort to follow through and learn this lovely needle art. The next day I carried my crocheting with me on my errands and whenever I had a minute between appointments I sat in the car and got a square started or completed. Each pair of slippers is made up of 12 granny squares. Tuesday night I stayed up really late again learning how to sew the squares together.So here is my first crochet project. I have already started the second pair!

Tah Dah!!!


Amy said...

very nice, I am glad you stayed with it and finished them!! I have made that kind before and they are real nice!!! when I first learned to crochet,I would chain and double crochet,, rip... crochet,rip... finally I learned how and have been crocheting 17 yrs, and love the how it relaxes me when I do not want to sew.keep up the good work!

on vacation with di and Paul said...

thanks...Amy! You are correct, it is very relaxing.