Relearning to Crochet
I’ve been trying to think of projects that weren’t labor intensive since I’m having back problems again. My son and his family gave me a set of ergonomic crochet hooks for my birthday. Then for some reason I started getting crochet posts in my Facebook news feed. I’ve been intrigued with some more complicated textures and dimensional stitches. But I haven’t crocheted in years and figured I’d start with the basics.
I do have a book on crochet, but the Internet is loaded with tons of videos that keep calling me.
I’ve been practicing, but not have gotten my tension mojo just right. So, bear with me. For these samples I used a medium weight (worsted) acrylic yarn I had on hand with a 5 mm, (UK 6, US H8 hook.)
Next to making the chain (ch) for a sample, the Single Crochet (sc) is one of most basic stitches.
Next I tried the Double Crochet (dc).
Then I made a sample with the Half Double Crochet (hdc) which I don’t remember ever seeing. A little more intricate and I liked the added texture.
The Triple Crochet (tc) is more open and less dimensional.
Then finally, the Double Triple Crochet (dtc.) Very open and airy.
While they aren’t perfect and I’m getting the tension a little more consistent with daily practice, I’m far from making a project. I try a new stitch everyday to keep my hands on fiber and learn something new. Which I’ve learned helps spark creativity when you learn a new skill.
Have you tried something new lately?