One of my 2010 goals is to learn to crochet. Inspired by some creative and colourful crocheted pillows and a soon-to-be afghan I’ve seen recently, I decided to finally take a stab at making a granny square. With the help of this step-by-step tutorial, I made my first granny!
So far, I’ve gone through Pip’s lessons 1-8. After making up a couple more squares, I’ll take lesson 9 and 10 to learn how to sew in the ends and join the squares together. But right now, it’s slow going. The hardest thing I’m struggling with right now is mastering the hold on the yarn so the tension is right and the yarn doesn’t get too loose. I think once I figure that out, the whole process would be a lot smoother.
I can’t say I can actually crochet yet since I only know how to make this simple granny. I’ve looked at a few crochet patterns and they are gibberish to me. I can’t seem to make sense of the instructions or the abbreviations. So for now, I’ll stick to making this simple granny and hopefully join them together to make a nice pillow or blanket — if I’m ambitious enough! Wish me luck!