When I was at my knitting group last week, I noticed how quickly all the crochet girls were getting on with their projects. I felt a little jealous as I tackled week 4 of what was meant to be a fast cowl for my mum's Christmas. So what could I do, but buy myself a little set of crochet hooks and have a crack at it.
One thing that intrigued me about crochet was the stitch names...double crochet, treble crochet, half treble...how can you have a half treble? I also found it really interesting that there is such a difference between UK and USA terms. I've never been good at languages, but it looks like I will need to become bilingual for crochet at least. It means that it's important to know where your pattern is from, and what terms it is using, as if you used the wrong one, your project would turn out totally different which would be disheartening for a beginner.
I can't wait to share all my new crochet adventures with you, any advice for me?
Before I go, I thought I would give you a close up of my lunchtime efforts. I used a 5.5mm hook, which is probably a bit big for my wool, but I found it was easier to see my stitches and get a feel for what I was doing with it.