While on a recent visit home, I mentioned to my mother that I would like to learn how to crochet. During our discussion, she told me that her neighbor knew how to crochet and was making a afghan for my mother. So I called her neighbor to see if she would teach me the basics of crocheting and, of course, she agreed to. When I went to the store for yarn and a crochet hook, I discovered that the hooks came in different sizes which, at the time, confused me. So I asked the sales clerk if she could help me pick out the correct crochet hook. The first thing she asked was, “What are you making?” and I stood there because I had no clue what I was going to make. I explained to her that I had someone who was going to teach me the basics of crocheting. So finally we decided on a crochet hook and yarn.
The following day the neighbor was teaching me the basics and in no time I discovered that it was fun and easy to do. I did a lot of research on the internet and found a lot of helpful information and videos. If you want to learn to crochet, I suggest that you do a lot of research online because there is so much information out there. Here are some links that I have used:
- Crochet Instructions Crochet Basics – Crochet Abbreviations
- Dishcloths – Free Patterns
- Afghan – Simple Afghan Pattern
After Learning the basics of crocheting, I decided that I would adventure out and try making an afghan based on the instructions from the link above. The afghan will take longer to make because of the size, so this one requires a healthy dose of patience.
Here are two dish cloths that I completed. I love the colors and think they turned out very cute. The type of yarn I used was cotton and the brand name is Lilly Sugar ‘N Cream.