Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Crochet, Here I Come

I remember my grandma trying to teach me to crochet when I was a child. Unfortunately, I didn't take much notice as knitting was always my thing.

Recently, I've seen so many wonderful projects on various blogs that I've been inspired to have another go at crochet. I've bought myself a hook, some cheap yarn to practice with and on a visit to Sainsbury's at the weekend I came across this crochet book, First Crochet by Lesley Stanfield. It shows how to get started, various stitches and there's simple projects to tackle as each new stitch is learnt. It was only £3.50, so hopefully, this book and various tutorials which I've come across on You Tube should help me.

I think I'll have to be patient a while longer though as the schools here broke up on Friday so I've got Daniel and Eleanor at home for the next fortnight. My knitting is already on a back burner so I'd better not start any crocheting yet. I should really wait for a quiet house anyway so I can concentrate, and this house is anything but quiet at the moment with those two around.


  1. What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oooh! This is exciting I can't wait for you to start learning. :)

    By the way, we've just been given our notice on this house by our landlord and are probably moving house at the end of this month. So If I go missing, It's because I'm stuck with no internet connection.

    Hope you enjoy your Easter holidays!


  3. ooh I need that book as I can only do a chain so far lol.

  4. I like the sound of that book giving you little projects to practise each new stitch. Good luck with the learning.
    Lisa x

  5. Hi Jo, just found your blog from Andrea's Apples and pears :) How lovely that you're starting crochet - I just started last summer, and I'm really loving it. Have fun!

  6. Can't wait to see what you create - it gets addictive. x

  7. Good luck! I need to get learning myself, you'll have to direct us to any useful you tube tutorials,

    Victoria xx

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments! I just thought I'd tell you that I learned crochet from a combination of Youtube videos and a wonderful book by Debbie Stoller called The Happy Hooker: stitch 'n bitch crochet, which is clear as can be, and funny too. One thing to watch out for is that US and British crochet use different terms. i learned using US and I've found most patterns on the web are in US, so I'm glad I did. I don't know which your book uses?

  9. Hi Jo my kids are home now as well all 4 of them, so no we don't have a quiet house either. Sometimes I can squeeze in a bit of knitting or crochet but not for long. Hope you find some time. :)

  10. Can't wait to see how you get on. Good luck and enjoy! Cx

  11. Thanks for your comments, everyone.

    Rachel - Hope you've got somewhere else lined up to go to. Good luck with the move.

    Lisa - There's some lovely little projects, I just hope I manage to do some.

    Jane - I think the book uses UK terms, but I'm not sure. Thanks for the tips though.

    Gail - I thought my house was noisy with two of them here. Mind you, I wouldn't mind four, I bet your house is full of fun.