I think my mom taught me how to crochet when I was about three. I remember watching her crochet and make beautiful things and wishing I could make things with her. She was sweet enough to teach me the basics at that age and I remember making chain after chain. 🙂 Eventually I she taught me to double crochet, so my chains turned into blankets or scarves (or unfinished items). My crocheting skills never evolved from row after row of double crochet until recently. As mentioned in the previous post, I needed to make a hat for my boyfriend. At that point my curiosity was spiked and I wanted to learn more about the craft.
I had seen the cutest little puppy dog hat that my mom had made so I asked her where she found the pattern. This is what really opened up the flood gates. I headed over to Sarah’s website at Repeat Crafter Me and found some of the cutest patterns. So I made a puppy and a few owls and then wanted more… My coworker was about to have a baby so I got to work on the bunny hat and diaper cover and am so excited to see the newborn pictures they will be taking this weekend. Once I made the bunny I thought, little baby chicks would be cute for this time of year as well, so I took what I had learned from making the hats using Sarah’s technique and added my own touches here and there to make a handful of my own items.
Already knowing the basics (chain, single crochet, double crochet) made it pretty easy to learn how to crochet more intricate things. If ever in doubt I have found Google to be very helpful in finding tutorials or instructions on a stitch. I even found a great tutorial on how to make a “Magic Ring”, which I now use whenever I’m working in rounds.
I’ve already received my first custom order request (from my sister of course) so I am working on a Batman hat and an Elmo hat.
New items on Etsy this week include:
Zebra, Hello Kitty, Apple, Pirate and Minnie Mouse Hats
And my favorite so far…