Over Thanksgiving weekend I decided to try to learn how to crochet. My mom had taught me how to do a basic crochet stitch when I was a kid and I really enjoyed doing it but then I never did anything with the skill. I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to learn how to do this again. And indeed when I first started trying to understand the language of crochet on Thanksgiving I felt fairly certain that this was yet another hobby that wasn’t quite right for me. Boy was I wrong! I have fallen in love with the art of crochet.
I’ll be honest in saying that I can’t do much yet that’s complicated. I only know really basic stitches. However what’s cool about crocheting is that you only need to know basic stitches to make a lot of items. I’ve already made a pillow, a scarf, a purse, some jewelry and the beginning of a blanket. What I’ve learned is that it’s easy but also complex. You can add many different stitches and tricks to make different items. You can use so many different combinations of yarn type, color and crochet hooks that it’s unbelievable. It’s creative and fun.
I’ve already got my eye on a bunch of stuff that I’m hoping to make in the near future. Five different items that I’m hoping to try my hand at in the near future (and which you should check out via the links to them if you’re into crochet) are:
- Three Strands Crochet Headband with Flower Add-On. Cute little headband that looks really simple to make although I’ll have to learn to make crochet flowers if I want to dress it up.
- Crochet Flower Necklace. Same great idea but this one is a necklace.
- Crochet Mary Jane Slippers. I didn’t even think about the fact that you could crochet little around-the-house shoes. Love the idea!
- Crochet Apron Soap Bottle Cozy. I don’t have a link to this one but I saw it in a pattern magazine from the 1970′s that my mom had around the house. It’s a little crocheted apron that goes over your soap bottle to cover it up. It’s shaped like a cute little apron. How fun!
- Crochet Neck Cowl. Interesting alternative option to scarves.