The other year – was it last year? Maybe the year before. Long enough ago that I can’t now remember when – I intended to learn how to knit and crochet properly. I kept seeing lovely yarn patterns and wishing I could make them.
I therefore collected together sets of crochet hooks and knitting needles and added various balls of yarn to my Stitchery stash, and then failed to learn either. I can just about knit, as long as it’s nothing more complicated than a square, but I completely gave up on the crochet. The diagrams never made any sense.
But recently, a lovely colleague who does crochet gave me a crash-course in basic crochet stitches, and I’m finally using my brightly coloured hooks…
I’m not following any pattern, just practising the stitches, but I’m quite pleased with how it’s going. If I made it bigger, or perhaps lots of different coloured squares like this one, I think it would make a nice blanket.