For years I've wanted to learn how to crochet. So, seven and a half years ago, I set out to learn. I started googling and stumbled across more knitting tutorials than crochet. Crochet took the back-burner, while knitting became my new passion. Knitting for Dummies was my new best friend.
But I never lost the urge to learn to crochet. I played a little bit with it here and there. For some reason, I was able to crochet ruffles, so I put ruffles on a lot of things. But even though I was able to go through the motions of crocheting, I didn't know the name for the stitches, so following a pattern was impossible.
Last week, however, my new stitch n bitch group was born! A bunch of girls met up at a local coffee shop with yarn in tow. My friend Aaron brought her mom Dodie who graciously helped me out and taught me the names of the stitches! I can now follow a pattern! Although not entirely schooled, and my knowledge is still pretty basic, I set out to find a book on Amigurumis. I've seen them EVERYWHERE and they've been the recent incentive to finally learn to crochet. I found this book at my local library:
The patterns are great for beginners and I was able to accomplish this wonderful little pony and acquire some confidence with a crochet hook!
Now, one leg is a little skinnier than the others, and the button eyes don't match, but I think it's part of her charm. Sapphire has fittingly named her...Pony. And I've learned another skill that I'm going to really enjoying honing...