I’m not sure why I decided I wanted to learn how to crochet, but here we are. I like making things, so it seemed like a fun thing to learn. I’d really like to make a hat/beanie and even maybe a sweater or blanket at some point. I chose crocheting over knitting because from online research, it seems more versatile than knitting. There are tons of arguments for both sides, though. I see it as similar to the snowboarding vs. skiing debate; all depends on the person which is easier, what they eventually want to make, design preferences, etc. But anyway, here’s my first attempt at knitting…it looks more like a deformed cat toy, but, hey, it’s a start. My main issue is that I’m making the loops too tight, so I need to work on that.
I’m using this book I got off Amazon, which is a crochet book for beginners. It comes with all the basic tools you need as well as instructions on how to get started, different stitches, and a bunch of patterns for beginners. Only thing I had to go get was yarn and I was ready to start! I read that light yarn is best to work with when you’re first starting because it’s easier to see the loops, so I bought light blue and grey yarn. They’re just standard size yarn and match nicely and hopefully soon I’ll be able to make something useful!