Last week, I decided to take on crochet. This would not be my first attempt at sticking to a yarn-based hobby, as I’m a classic case of “too impatient to like arts and crafts”. However, maybe this time my determination was cranked up extra high, because now I’m addicted.
I am finding it supremely relaxing to be crocheting in bed while watching a movie or television show, and it seems to be the only thing that is keeping me going throughout long days at school. While I am nothing more than a true beginner at the moment, I am excited to progress to more complicated projects and document them along the way. For now, though, I thought I would share my first project I started with!
Keeping it extremely simple (keep in mind, this is my very first project), I made a few little ribbon-type strands to tie as hair bows for my friend and I. This was a good way to learn the ultimate basics, including how to start off with a slip knot and chain stitch, as well as level up and try a half double crochet stitch. These bows were a perfect first project for me, because each one is not too time consuming, and you can choose pretty much any yarn you want. For the ones I made, I used scraps of yarn from my mom’s finished knitting projects, so these were also sustainable!
The tutorial I used for these is linked below.
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