|learning to crochet, the start of my new year's resolution :)|
i used rachel's tutorial over and over again to practice and i found her combination of photos and words really helpful and easy to follow. rachel has the whole gamete of how to's for crocheting and she is my number one person to go to for instruction when dee is not sitting next to me on the couch giving me advice ;)
i have been working on my chain stitch so today i could go to my sweet friend dee's to learn some crochet stitches that would help me turn wool into flowers :) for a beginner to crochet you need some double knit wool and a 3.5mm hook ... well that's what i began with today and had great success using. the other thing that was highly recommended to me was using metal hooks over plastic as the later break too easily.
|what you need, as i mentioned if you only want to begin with one hook grab a 3.5mm one to start with :)|
|i am on my fourth go round for this flower!|
|the finished flower, my first ever crochet flower ... yip, just a bit proud of this creation ;)|
my sincere thanks to dee, who's patience was incredible and to rachel at maybe matilda, who's tutorials and instructions are so easy to follow. both these ladies have given me the skills to be able to go forth and crochet ... well with some practice and more coaching anyway!