Now that I’ve learned the crochet basics, I’ve challenged myself to follow instructions to learn to make shapes.
I guess I’m really thinking spring because I first tried flowers using two different methods. I like the yellow one better since the hole is less noticeable.
A little fancier flower which wasn’t as hard as I thought.
Then a circle.
Feeling more confident I did a triangle motif. Since I’m using medium weight yarn it ended up larger than I expected and kind of floppy. I may try again with a smaller hook and tighter yarn.
Of course, I needed to try a heart.
And my favorite shape an octagon.
By accident in making an octagon, I made a nonagon (a nine sided polygon) which I didn’t know existed. There is a cool animation of how a nonogon is calculated here. It’s not perfectly balanced, but I like it.
All of these were made with combinations of the basic stitches. It was interesting re-learning how to follow instructions to create these shapes. I thought the videos would be better, but found I kept referring to written instruction. Probably because I could reread instead of rewinding. That is if the written instructions are accurate which in a couple cases they weren’t. I did a lot of tearing out and redoing, but that’s how we learn.
Have you tried something new recently?