Just tonight, I whipped out my first scarf.....and I don't think I made any mistakes. Woo hoo!! I think it took me about 2 hours but my right hand kept going numb, so I took a lot of breaks. I need to relax more, I think. lol
Last week, I decided to take a beginner crochet class, just to make sure I hadn't developed any bad habits and to get some questions answered. I taught myself to crochet by watching You Tube videos about 3-4 weeks ago and as a result, have struggled reading some patterns. Turns out, I'm making it harder than it is.
Well, that isn't surprising, considering I just found out:
1. I am using one of the most difficult crochet needles/brands (but it is best for preventing carpel tunnel!)
2. I was using one of the most difficult yarns.
Why not make the patterns more difficult? lol
So here is my first little scarf. A "Ruffles Scarf". Instructions here:
I did change yarns to one she recommended - Caron Simply Soft, which I found on sale at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. It is even cheaper online at Herrshner's ($1.99 at Herrshner's versus $3.79 regular price at Jo Ann's!)
This is SO soft, I love it. I am hoping to make some fingerless gloves or wristlets to wear with it. Sometimes sitting here at the computer, my hands get a little cold and some soft gloves would be great.
I am so happy I learned to crochet - I truly love it. Exciting to look at projects that are available!
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