Friday, March 9, 2012
Week Ten- Crocheted Flowers
I was determined to learn how to crochet this month. I have have been single crocheting for many years. My mother taught me how to single crochet when I was a little girl and I made all sorts of projects with my limited knowledge. I even remember crocheting myself a pair of gloves making up a pattern as I went along, when I was about 10 years old.
But, now I felt ready to REALLY crochet, so I headed to YouTube to find myself a teacher. (Have you discovered yet how you can learn just about anything on YouTube?) I found a number of great tutorials, cozied up on the couch with my laptop, crochet hook and yarn, and learned how to make a flower. In about a half an hour I had finished my first project using double, 1/2 double and even triple crochet! What I loved best was that I could stop and rewind the video whenever I needed a little more time or needed a quick refresher on how to do a step. I was so excited about finishing my first flower that I put it in my purse and brought it to school when I picked up the kids to show it off to my daughter's teacher (a crochet enthusist).
Since completing my first flower, I have made a handful of them. I am not sure what they will become. Maybe a colorful wreath? For the time being, they will hang out the with the rest of the yarn in my yarn basket making the unused skeins jealous.