I started crocheting about eighteen months ago. Despite the fact I armed myself with a bunch of “Let’s Get Started With Crochet” and “Crochet for Absolute Beginners!”-style books before I even got started, the first thing I realized is that I was not going to learn the basics of crochet by looking at the photographs and diagrams in the books.
After three days of frustration (as well as a series of really odd knots that sprang from my crochet hook) I finally gave in and headed to YouTube. Within a few minutes, I had crocheted my first row of foundation chains, and then moved on to a second row of single crochet stitches. I made a simple (but wonky) blanket. For my next project, I wanted to try double crochet, so I returned to YouTube and learned it in a snap. Continue Reading →