Beginning Crochet

Recently I decided I was finally going to learn how to crochet. I had bought a beginners kit a few months back which was not beginners in the slightest so I began looking up more basic stuff online, starting with just how to complete a Single Crochet stitch.

My first project was a scarf (of course), initially I was going to just use Single Crochet but saw a video on Extended Single Crochet and liked how that looked better so went with that.

Once that was completed, it was suggested I try learning Granny Squares to begin with but then I saw all these crazy things like Double Crochet and decided that was out of my league…

Crochet scarf and iPad cover
Crochet scarf and iPad cover

… Until today, well technically yesterday. I decided I wanted to work on creating an iPad cover and the video I saw used double crochet, if I’d looked around a bit more I would have seen easier, single crochet varieties but I wanted to learn how to crochet ‘in the round’ as well as learning double crochet at the same time.

Once I got passed the hurdle of the first row and going around to the back of my first row it was fairly easy until I noticed my seam moving in a slant instead of straight. This drove me crazy! Until I found a great video by Crochet Ever After which explained exactly the issue I was having and how to fix it.

Overall, I much prefer Crochet to Knitting although I never much took the time to knit anything other than a scarf. I find that I don’t have as many tension issues with crochet and it just feels easier. Next time I’m going to try the iPad cover again with a smaller hook (the above one was 5mm) and see if I can sort out this seam!

9 responses to “Beginning Crochet”

  1. That’s awesome that you’re crocheting! My mom does it and makes me blankets and amigurumi ๐Ÿ™‚ I especially love how amigurumi looks and kind of want to learn just for that, haha. Your scarf and iPad cover look really good!

  2. Wow congrats on learning how to crochet! It looks so complicated! I would never have the patience to make stuff like that. The scarf and cover look so awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love those scarves! Especially the one on top that has a nice color fade to it. They are just beautiful. My Mom used to crochet pot holders and things. She always tried to teach me, but I was not a patient learner!

  4. It’s really neat that you were able to pick up crocheting as a hobby. I’ve tried to learn to crochet and knit but have never got the hang of either.

    • I found some really good youtube videos mostly. The person I linked in my post has quite a few of them and she has great instructions.

      • Thank you, but it’s definitely me that is the issue, not the people instructing me. Haha. Though, when I get in the mood to try to learn (…again) I might follow your link and give it another shot.

  5. Yikes well done! I have never attempted crochet or knitting but I just know that it will drive me nuts since I’m not very patient. I’m hoping that one of my friends will one day pick it up and so I will get free scarves :p

  6. Learning how to crochet has been on my to-do list for literally years. I love knitting so I want to learn crocheting, too, except it looks so difficult! I mean, there’s only the one hook in crochet compared to knitting’s two needles ๐Ÿ˜›

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