Crochet Love

I have a new hobby!

I’ve found the ways of Crochet. This is all down to a good friend Jeni Bristow of StitchNWeave. I’ve never really been interested in Crochet, honestly I don’t know why. It may be because knitting was always the craft of choice in my household when growing up. I have tried many a time to knit and I could never complete anything. I’m too impatient and it took forever!

When I first got introduced to Crochet I was told it’s much easier than knitting and you can create something in less time. So I gave it a go, however at first I simply could not do it. It was messy, fiddly and my Crochet stitches were too tight.
I would sit and watch Jeni produce amazing creations in next to no time, it was effortless and relaxing. After a break and a little bit of research I wanted to give it another go.

I bought some yarn from Hobbycraft and these Crochet hooks from Ebay. The handles feel a bit like rubber and are much nicer to work with than the original metal hook I was using.


I found this video on YouTube which showed me a basic Granny Square pattern. I took notes from the video so that it was in my own words then decided to try again. I found it much easier this time and have been working away since.

I went back to Hobbycraft and bought 6 balls of yarn (red, yellow, orange, green, blue and purple). I wanted to make a rainbow style blanket that I am now calling my Positivity Blanket. If I’m feeling rubbish I can throw it over me!


Each evening I will crochet a few squares and bundle them together. Then once I have created a few, I will take some thin yarn and stitch them together. There is a way to Crochet them together but at the moment this is working for me.

I’m so pleased I gave it another go because it’s so relaxing and rewarding. It’s a brand new skill that I can experiment with. I’m already thinking of other things I can try to make, I’m tempted to try a planner cover! It’ll be an interesting experiment if anything!

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