Sunday, July 12, 2009

Learn to Crochet

**Note- in the second picture the pattern on the left is crochet and the two on the right are knit**
For many years I have been a knitter. One memory about knitting that I will always have was the result of an event that happened when I was in grade five. It was time for "show and tell" and I had forgotten to bring anything. As I scrambled to explain why I had forgotten, it suddenly occurred to me that I had knitted the sweater that I was wearing! I told the teacher and my class and I was "off the hook" -no pun intended. My grandmother and I had spent hours working on the loosely knitted, light pink, eighties style sweater.

Now, I have realized that I LOVE the look of crochet. Some of my friends that crochet say it's faster too, which is perfect when you are a mother of two, with a baby Pug, who is returning to teaching in Sept. So, at the age of thirty five, I am going to take the plunge and learn. Anyone want to join me???haha

So far I have found the following useful resources: **good for those who want to learn to knit as well

Learn to Knit and Crochet

Crochet Lesson from Craftown

Learn to Crochet with Lionbrand

I am going to start with organic cotton baby booties in soft green! Wish me luck!


  1. I've crocheted a few items. A shawl for my oldest and some blankets for their baby dolls. I also started making an americana blanket for myself but got stuck on the border and after having it sitting around unfinished for 2 years (yes, 2 YEARS!) I finally turned it over to an experienced crocheter in our church and she's finishing it up for me. =)

  2. Wow! I just started it and it takes a bit to get used to. Did you teach yourself???

  3. Good luck to you!

    My mom began giving me lessons years ago & I quickly lost interest. I've been thinking about learning again, & I think you just inspired me to go for it! Thank you:)

  4. Too funny!! I am looking for a teacher here and am going to blog about it this week!! I SO want to learn! Good luck, and let me now how it goes!!

  5. I've been tempted to learn quite a few times... good luck!

    I have my hands full with a huge basket of fabrics to sew up & my mom will soon be teaching me the art of quilting. Crochet is going to have to wait awhile.. maybe come Christmas :)

    I can't wait to see what you create


  6. I love crochet. The Happy Hooker is also a good resource. I had learned how to crochet when I was a little girl but that book taught me some new stitches a few years ago.

    Good luck!

  7. oh my gosh those are so cute!!