Crochet Attempt #1
So I had this big long list of things I would do if I felt better today, but guess what? I didn't feel even the slightest bit better so I didn't get anything done. But I did do something today (aside from television and Pinterest)...I tried my hand at crochet. A long time ago, when I was a little girl, my great grandmother (Great Grammy) taught me how to crochet. Unfortunately, I was a little too young to really focus on it and I never finished learning. Now that I want to learn how to do it, I am sad that she isn't here to teach me. My Great Grammy was a wonderful woman with whom I shared a special bond. She was always so delighted to see me and talk about anything I was interested in. We both shared a love of reading and could sit on her couch and each read a book or chat or just hang out. She was also wonderful at crochet and made me and each of my siblings a beautiful afghan. Anyways...back to what I was saying. I basically have no crochet experience so I looked for a video on youtube. I found a beginner's video and started following the instructions. The first few rows seemed to go pretty well, my stitches were fairly even, take a look.
But I was clearly doing something wrong at the end of each row because I was trying to make a square and this is what I actually made:
Ryan said it looks like I was trying to make an itty bitty bikini for myself. LOL. So, to anyone who already knows how to crochet, is there any way you can tell what i was doing wrong? Because when I got to the end of the line, it didn't seem like there were any more stitches I could have done before I turned and started the next row. I also think I am finding it hard just because I don't normally use my right hand as much (I am left handed). But all the websites said that when trying to follow instructions, it's better to learn it right-handed. Feel free to leave comments below with any tips you might have.
2/3/2012 10:02:04 am
looks like you are not either giving yourself an extra chain stitch before you turn and/or not starting your next row in the proper stitch. try again
Mary Lynne Moore
2/3/2012 10:09:43 pm
Corine does crochet, she made me a lovely afghan, send her an email.Good luck.
2/25/2012 01:31:04 pm
I can teach you how to crochet left-handed on your next visit home :-)
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