Thursday, 19 January 2012
Getting in a Knot!
I decided recently to have a go at crochet. So many of you make beautiful things for your homes and I was seriously inspired to make a few granny squares.... Oh dear. I got in such a muddle... For the life of me I couldn't get the stitches even. In fact I ended up wrapping the wool round the hook as I would do when I'm knitting. It was not an inspiring success. I couldn't bring myself to take any photos of the muddle so you will just have to use your imaginations! I felt like Bambi on Ice!
Anyway, I think I've mastered a form of chain stitch and I can do a very lumpy double stitch. I was defeated by slip stitch. It's clearly a very important stitch to know, but the pictures in websites aren't especially clear for a thicko like me!
All I can say is - it's a good thing I'm not relying on my crochet skills to keep me warm!
Having said all this, I love the look of crochet and would enjoy learning a new skill properly. Can anyone suggest a good website? Can anyone explain a slip stitch? Is it the 'off-side rule' of crochet??