The first time I crocheted was in 3rd grade. We had a bad winter so the class had to stay indoors for recess time far too often that year so my poor teacher, Mrs. Campbell, brought yarn and crochet hooks and taught a group of girls some basic crochet. Looking back, she was brilliant – at least part off the class was sitting quietly!
I loved being able to turn yarn into something and my great-Aunt Hazel took up teaching me more. She started me on doilies – which will definitely give away my age! But the first doily I made earned me a ribbon in the county fair so I kept going. Now, I’m not sure my family would know me without a ball of yarn and a hook! I have a whole Pintrest board devoted to my work (My Work) if you’re interested in seeing how far I’ve come since my doily days.
I find crocheting very soothing – and as a bonus, you have something great when you’re finished! I’ve made everything from bags to blankets to sweaters. If you’d like to try your hand at creating something crocheted, I recommend buying a Learn to Crochet kit like this – Boyle Kit. I love the Boyle book for crochet (or knitting) and you get a variety of hooks, stitch markers and yarn needles to experiment with.
Then get yourself a skein of worsted weight yarn and practice, practice, practice! Your stitches might not be even at first, but practice makes perfect – you’ll get there. And if you need advice or help along the way send me a message! I’d love to help you!