Welcome to Week 4 of Julie's Crochet Challenge!
How did you learn to crochet, or who taught you?
I wish I had a wonderful story of how I learned to crochet, being taught by my grandmother like Erika. But I don't. I belonged to my local yarn store's Knitting Night (I had been knitting for about 4 years). A new lady joined us one Tuesday night with a granny square blanket!! I fell in love. HARD!! I began searching the internet for crochet images, particularly granny squares. I found some of the most beautiful blogs with gorgeous images of ripples and chevrons and squares with flowers and soo much color!! I knew that I had to learn how to make them for myself. I bought a few books (one even designated for children) but I am such a visual learner that it just did not work for me. So I clicked on a few You Tube videos and I have been happily hooking every since.
Some of my current works in progress:
I found out that a much younger friend is having their 4th baby...
after three boys, it is going to be a girl. The are completely over the moon...
This one is for Anna Raine...
Another friend is becoming a grandmother for the first time. How exciting!
This one is for Hannah Grace...
I am using all my scraps...no rhyme or reason.
I have just been going with whatever color I pull out of my basket next.
I am using a small 2.25 hook with 4 rounds of hdc.
It is working up nice and thick and soo soft!
Progress on Skylar Catherine has been slowly coming along.
I only added three squares this week.
I could probably get a lot more done if I would quit starting new projects
and I had a few extra hours in a day.
I am still loving all these bright, happy colors together...
and these puff stitch flowers and a new favorite!