This year I've decided that I'm going to learn to crochet.
I tried learning a couple of years ago and this was my granny square attempt then:
Quite round for a Granny square don't you think?
I also tried a few amigurumi with my basic skills:
But never progressed beyond that and kind of lost interest.
But I don't like to be defeated or to give up on anything, so I've decided this year I'll give it more attention and learn to crochet well!
So yesterday I followed this video tutorial for a basic single colour granny square. I paused the video lots as I worked through it and gradually got more confident in the terminology of what I was doing and saw the pattern emerging.
I was proud of my finished granny square!
Later last night, I tried a second square from memory and with my first to refer back to beside me.
For some reason it looks much better on the left side than the right side, but at least it's square and looks reasonably even!
My next step is to make another granny square but this time follow a written tutorial. I plan to try this one from Happy in Red and hopefully that will reinforce the terminology and help me learn how to 'read' a crochet pattern!
Can you crochet? Do you remember learning? How did you learn? Did someone teach you or did you use a book, videos or maybe just figure it out for yourself? I'd love to know!