It all started when I was perusing Ravelry and I kept finding cute patterns. Unfortunately for me, they were crochet patterns (ok, so there are cute knitting patterns but the grass is always greener, you know?!)
So, a few weeks ago when hunting for a stitch and b*tch group near me I found a meetup group that is literally in the next suburb. What are the chances, right?! So I looked at their upcoming meetups and discovered they were running a couple of intro crochet evenings. These classes covered making 2D and 3D flowers, including chaining (casting on) and then double stitches (using UK terminology) in class 1. Then class 2 included treble stitches to make granny squares and hexagons.
So without further ado, here are my class makes!
2D and 3D flowers from my first Crochet Class
Granny Squares and Hexagons from my second Crochet Class
Between classes I wanted to practice a little and found YouTube to be invaluable. My previous attempts at learning on YouTube were a bit of a fail but once I'd learnt the basics in person, I found that understanding videos much, much easier. So after playing around with a few stitches, I started on a ripple scarf using the Neat Ripple Blanket tutorial over at Attic24 (also on Ravelry). For the sample size, she suggests 31 (2x14 +3) and I decided to go a bit wider to 45 (3x14 +3) and I'm using Morris Estate 8Ply. For more project details, head over to my Ravelry.
My first 'real' crochet project - a ripple scarf