I’m tired of people saying, “What?! You can knit but you can’t crochet? That’s so weird!”.
I’ve tried all the most recommended books for beginners and I can’t get it. I tend to be more of a visual learner. So, I hit up the youtubes. After trying a few videos that just weren’t helping, I found The Crochet Crowd and the How To Crochet for Beginner’s Series. Michael Sellick explains everything perfectly. My 9 year old son sat next to me cheerleading /critiquing my form (his major input was that I hold the yarn “wrong”, which is to say, like I’m knitting), and was inspired enough to go find a crochet hook and yarn to try it out.
I’m super proud of myself for making it through single and half double crochet. I never once picked up TWO crochet hooks and tried to knit with them!
My hands hurt from sewing that braided rug I’m working on so I need to take a break. I can’t believe how much my hands hurt. My fingers are actually swollen. Hand-sewists back in the day must have had some beefy-strong hands. Or maybe I’m just getting old.