One of my goals for 2015 was to learn to crochet. Although I’ve been knitting for years, crochet is one of those things that I’ve just never been able to get my head around. I searched online and in books to find the best way to learn and discovered an excellent free crochet course on craftyminx’s blog. Dana Beach is the crochet expert extraordinaire who kindly created it.
It really couldn’t be any better. If you click on the picture above, it will take you to the table of contents, and as you can see she leaves no crochet stone unturned. I am in awe of her ability to explain and demonstrate tricky stitches and concepts to total beginners. I went from knowing absolutely nothing about crochet a few weeks ago, to now being able to attempt patterns (while occasionally referring back to her guidelines).
Dana takes you through the most common stitches with videos that clearly show the method. She gives tutorials on the basics, crocheting a round, making a granny square and a lesson which takes you through a pattern to make a pair of wrist warmers.
As you can see some of my first attempts are a bit wonky, but I’m sure with practice I’ll improve.
If you think crochet might be a craft you’d like to learn, here are a few of my favourite crochet blogs for inspiration.
You’ll soon be hooked 😉