Way back in January of 2011 I bought a Boye self-teach kit for crochet. I didn’t think what I was doing looked exactly like the pictures so I watched and crocheted along with some how-to videos on YouTube. With YouTube along with text messages to a friend who had been crocheting far longer than I, I was able to figure out what I was doing.
I made “swatches” of the basic stitches until I was comfortable enough to make an actual project. I think I may have made washcloths to start with and switched to baby blankets. Also some baby beanies. I learned to read patterns, and made some stuff on my own. I made a toddler size blanket for my daughter where I switched colors, and she still sleeps with it to this day 🙂 Then the first lapghan size blanket I made was a large granny square in a variegated yarn. It turned out beautiful. I’ve made scarves, a purse, lots of baby blankets and beanies, hats, baby booties, and even a full size blanket for my husband. I’ve come a long way since completing that first chain. I’m still amazed at the things a simple skein of unassuming yarn can become. There are so many more projects I want to accomplish and complete. Here is a sample of some of my work. Enjoy!