I have been crocheting since I was probably 10. Wow, that means I have been doing it for 35 years. I am not an expert. Although you’d think with that many years in I would be, but I always have new things to learn. Following a pattern is sometimes one of the hardest parts of crocheting for me. It takes me a few times to process the directions in my brain so I end up ripping back stitches. I am getting better at it, though.
I want to help others learn to crochet the basics because it is a great skill to have. Not only are you making something to use or gift to someone but it is relaxing.
One thing I remember reading, that I thought was interesting about being a crocheter is: you don’t need to know how to knit to crochet, but you need to know how to crochet if you knit. I didn’t learn to knit until about 15 years ago. I never did need to learn it to crochet but I do use crochet with my knitting.
If you would like to see some of my projects, both knit and crochet, you can check out my Ravelry page. My name is deedle89 on Ravelry.
This video will teach you how to make a slip knot, chain, and single crochet; the very basics of crochet. I made this rug out of a blanket yarn I had in my stash. It started out that my daughter was making a blanket for her American Girl doll. She set her project down and I picked it up and thought how much better it would be as a bath mat/rug. The blanket yarn is so soft and squishy but very dense, perfect for a small throw rug. I decided to use the rest of the skein for a bath mat after her blanket was finished.
- 1 skein of blanket yarn-mine was from Jo-Anns, I don’t remember the brand.
- Hook- size K 6.50mm
Skip last chain, single crochet across. Chain 1 and turn.
Skip chain, single crochet across. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat for as many rows as you would like. I made mine 33 rows.
Tie off. Weave in ends. Enjoy!
Btw, I would put a rug gripper under it so it doesn’t move around on the floor for safety.
I will be linking up to these parties.