Crochet stitch markers are my best sellers (such as these Multi Coloured Flower Bead Stitch Holders), so I decided it was about time I learned how to crochet. I've crocheted in the past, mostly badly. So I took the opportunity when my crochet guru friend Michael visited last week to get some proper instruction.
I began with The Sunburst Granny Square from my Pinterest Crochet Granny Squares Board. My plan is to make enough squares to put together into a lined project bag, something like this Squares Bag on Ravelry. I also used The Crocheter's Companion to help figure out the stitch techniques.
Michael showed me how to start, crochet in the yarn ends as I went along, and how to change colours. He also helped with the yarn tensioning and how to properly hold the crochet hook.
My first (left), second and third square in order. You can see I improved with each new piece. I think I've got it now!
I'm working on my 4th square now. I'm thrilled that I finally feel comfortable doing this very useful skill. I'll share my bag when I get it done. I've fallen in love with granny squares, as you can see if you visit my Pinterest page. Everything old is new again, amiright?