I learned how to crochet

I wanted the baby to wear a crocheted hat in our family pictures that are coming up and I didn't want to buy one.  I looked on Etsy, and as adorable as they were, there is just something in me that can't handle paying for something I know I could make myself.  I used to know how to crochet, so I decided that I was going to relearn and then learn how to follow a pattern and then buy a pattern and make it happen.

It pretty much went as planned.  I was even feeling confident enough in my abilities that I abandoned the pattern I bought towards the end and went for something a little more like this.  It worked out pretty well.

I don't have any tutorials or anything for crocheters out there, being only a beginner myself, but I do have this bit of advice:  If you've ever, ever crocheted in your lifetime, you probably still remember.  It's been 10 years since I learned, I only made one thing, and I hadn't touched a crochet hook since that until 2 weeks ago, but it all came back once I started chain stitching.  Also, it turns out that crocheting patterns are not as intimidating as I thought.  At least the beginner ones aren't.


Andrea said...

So cute! Great job! = )

Julie said...

It looks great!! I have always wanted to learn to crochet...maybe I will give it a try soon..

Michelle M said...

Super cute! I'm very impressed. Maybe you'll have to show me how at our next craft night.