In my previous post, I showed some pages out of the Mollie Makes magazine. One page in particular really caught my eye, and that was the crocheted granny blanket, and I had a real urge to start making one for myself. The problem is I can't crochet! I tried a couple of years back making amigurumi and failed miserably. So much so I handed my crochet needles over to my sister, and decided to just stick to my sewing. Until yesterday.
The thing is I like to have a project to do in the evenings in front of the TV. And because its just not possible to put the sewing machine in front of the TV I normally do some cross stitch, however the thought of making a crochet blanket seemed really appealing. So off I headed to Hobbycraft and bought...
What I had forgotten was how hard it is when you first start! I spent all of yesterday evening and night, doing a few stitches only to pull them straight out again, it was very frustrating. When finally I was too tired to try anymore I went to bed, with the determination of getting it right in the morning.
The morning however was no easier. I searched different videos trying to find the one that the most sense and was easy to follow. By now I had mastered the chain stitch and the slip stitch but was really struggling to start the double crochet! Until I found this video that made it fall into place! If you want to have a go yourself I highly recommend this one. What I haven't mentioned is that I am also left handed, which seemed to make following the steps a little more difficult, however this video still made sense and I finally got on my way with my square!
Hope your enjoying the weekend! x