Some of my friends have requested that I add more topics to this blog that include my hobbies. I would be delighted to do so! To start with, I thought I would share some of my past and recent crochet projects, mostly inspired by my children. Crochet is a wonderful activity to help you unwind and whether you are a beginner or a pro, you can use whatever skills you have to create beautiful, meaningful gifts such as baby blankets, bootees, hats, scarves, mitts, bags, headbands, the list goes on!
You may be wondering where to start if you have never before picked up a crochet hook (which looks like a miniature shepherd’s staff). I would highly recommend starting out with videos on Youtube. The benefit to watching a video as an introduction to crochet is that you will clearly see the techniques used in manipulating the crochet hook and you can even learn the different types of stitches (like double crochet, single crochet etc.). Once you are familiar with using the crochet hook, you can then start to look at books and patterns to make your projects. Trying to read a pattern before you have learned what the actual stitches are is like trying to decipher an ancient Greek text (which I could only successfully do with the aid of my nerdy multilingual husband). Youtube is also useful if you haven’t crocheted in a while and simply want to brush up your skills.
So without further ado, here are some of my projects, mostly done while I was pregnant in preparation for a cute, cuddly baby. Links to the patterns are included. Happy Crocheting!
Blanket (in progress)