Sunday, June 8, 2008

First Crochet Scarf

So it's the middle of a heat wave here in NJ, but yet I got a sudden urge to pick up some yarn and crochet needle to give crocheting another try. I had tried before, but gave up because I could not figure out what I was doing wrong when I moved on to the next row. It would be narrow on the bottom and than would gradually increase as I moved up. It was so frustrating. Being left handed also was a challenge, but I bought a "Learn to Crochet" book that had left handed instructions. Finally, I was able to do more than just the chain stitch!

I recently ran accross a You Tube video on how to crochet. I was able to see how they were turning and had much greater success this time around and completed my very fist crochet item - a scarf (which I will have to wait several months to show off). I still think I am missing something in my turns (seems like there are these large gaps/spaces on the edges), but it is so much better than my first try last year. So now I have an itch to make scarfs for all my friends. I want to try out some other stitches and eventually also learn to follow a pattern. Just need to figure out the turns.

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