Saturday, December 17, 2011

Crochet

Thursaday night I took the Crochet 101 class at my local JoAnn store. The class was $35 and came with a kit.

Crochet Class


The color of that skein is not off from bad lighting... the kits actually came with "Pea Green" yarn.

After 2.5 hours, this is what I was able to finish:

Crochet Class


After 2 tries with the Pea Green yarn, and lots of skipped stitches, I switched to a slightly variegated yarn the instructor had in hopes that I could see the loops better.

Was it the best class I've ever taken? No... the instructor's directions were different than the step-by-step guide that came in our kit (and different than other on-line instructions I've checked out since then.) But signing up for the class, and spending the money for it, forced me to make the time to finally give crochet a try.

Between my new book (thanks to a 50% off coupon), new variegated thread, some on-line instructions, and my mom's help when she comes home for Christmas next weekend I'm determined to get the hang of this!

New Crochet Goodies

4 comments:

Heather said...

I had to use a stiff medium weight yarn to learn. The Art of Crochet videos on youtube are the best. I love crocheting now

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

I used you tube to start. Theresa is fantastic. You can stop, start, rewind when you want and need to. Now I'm a crochet addict

Amy said...

I've been attempting to learn to knit. It's tough when the teacher's technique is different than the written instructions. I've been watching youtube videos too. Nice that your Mom can help. Nothing beats a real person.

Amy said...

I've been attempting to learn to knit. It's tough when the teacher's technique is different than the written instructions. I've been watching youtube videos too. Nice that your Mom can help. Nothing beats a real person.