So I’ve made a few attempts at crochet. My first was truly pitiful – completely uneven, skipped stitches all over the place and totally twisted. But after a bit of practice, I’ve made a granny square, albeit in the somewhat unattractive beige wool, that I got free with my 99p crochet magazine!
I’ve also just about got the hang of increases and decreases and although I really need to work on my tension, I’m already scouring my 200 Crochet Blocks book to work out what to make next!
Oh and I have to say a HUGE thanks to my friend Anna, who is a fab crochet-er. She took pity on me when I was completely stuck and sat me down and showed me what to do! I don’t think I’d have got past a foundation chain without her help!
I’d also definitely recommend Crochet Unravelled by Claire Bojczuk as a beginner book. It has great diagrams, with just as many for lefties as for righties, which a lot of books don’t do. Yes, I can use a mirror to get the left-handed version of a picture, but I don’t want to, so a big thumbs up to Crochet Unravelled!