Crafty Christie: Crocheting…

I LOVE to try new things!!  Like…probably TOO much…sometimes I try too many things at one time, but oh well.  Recently my Auntie Karen, Uncle Keith and cousins Megan and Jesse came to visit and take pictures of the family and Lincoln’s 9 month pictures.  Karen and Megan were crocheting and she had to go to the store to get some more supplies, so I decided that I should try:)  Jude decided to try it on too:)Karen showed me how to get started and I worked on a hat…I chose black yarn…which was kind of a mistake since it is super hard to see the stitches.  It was a little hard, but I finally finished it. (and Jude tried it on too)

After the hat, I decided to try a few more projects.  First a hat for Lincoln, which is still in progress.  Then I decided to try a “baseball” newborn beanie for a friend of mine that we were planning a baseball themed shower.  I was a little nervous, but think it turned out pretty cute.  I also made a flower headband for one of Jude’s friend’s birthday.

If you have ever wanted to learn, I encourage you to try it!  All you need is the following supplies:

  • Crochet Hook (I would get something like this, it is less than $10 and gives you many options based on different patterns that you need)
  • Yarn (I would start with yarn that is less than $5, there are a lot of options so don’t get too overwhelmed)
  • Scissors (any scissors that will cut yarn will work)
  • Pattern (Do a google search for free crochet patterns and you will come up with a lot them.  Here is one for a newborn beanie to start)

There are some great sites and YouTube videos that show you how to do all the different stitches.  There are also a lot of books that have a lot of patterns in them as well – my hubby got me this one – (excuse the name!)  He went to pick up a few items for me and a lady recommended this book because as she said “It’s not your Grandma’s crocheting”.

You should really try it!  It isn’t very hard and I find it to be really relaxing:)  It keeps your hands busy, but doesn’t take a lot of thinking and then you have a pretty little project!  Let me know what you think and if you decide to try it!