When I was much younger, about 8 years old, my grandmother, who could crochet anything, started teaching me the craft. But as we were short on time, we didn’t get any further than the beginning chain. The plan became for me to spend a couple of weeks with her that summer, and she would have me taught the rest of the way in no time at all.
She died that spring.
So here I was 25 years later, unable to crochet more than the beginning chain. That is until I met my friend Savi, who can, just like my grandma, crochet just about anything. Now Savi isn’t local but she worked as a catalyst towards me wanting to master this skill once and for all. So I asked her for her advice on what YouTube videos might be the best to teach me. She sent me this link. With my tax return I bought a bunch of yarn, a set of crochet hooks, and a couple of beginners pattern books and away I stumbled.
As we speak I’m taking a break from a Barbie blanket I’m working on. Nothing too exciting. It’s solid white, and isn’t following a pattern. It was a means of me remastering a chain, and learning the first stitch. My next project will be a second Barbie blanket where I master the second stitch. And so on. It’s good practice.
My stitch work is uneven and I have a lot to learn. However, I’m getting there and I’m determined. I will do this. So help me.
Besides, it is calming. I mean not now. Right now it’s frustrating. But once I have my stitch down and I’m comfortable with what I’m doing, it’ll be calming. I know this as fact. It’s a great tool for the depressed and anxious. So I’m learning and mastering.