Ahh, there it is. My first granny square, ever, and my first proper crochet project!
Isn’t it adorably wonky?
Learning to crochet is something I never thought I would do, but look! There’s the proof that ‘cannot’ isn’t permanent, after all. A perfect start to my ‘learn a craft a month’ project.
It’s been years since I learned to knit, but learning crochet brings back memories of dropped stitches and scary looking patterns. I have to confess the first hour into crochet I was ready to scrap it! The yarn I had chosen to start with was a very beautiful sock yarn, but it was splitting all over the place and driving me crazy.
I switched to a thinner, tougher yarn just in time to save my sanity, and off I went. Whew!
It’s fascinating to make something with your hands when you barely understand what’s going on. I sat there and followed some step-by-step pictures in a book, and then I was holding the start to a granny square in my hands.
It was a very amateur, wobbly start, but I was proud. And still am, thank you very much!