At the beginning of each year I’m motivated to try something new. I get into creative habits and usually stick to my favorite crafts. I love to make quilt tops, sew small projects, and I really enjoy restoring furniture (I have a tv stand that I’ll be sharing soon!).
I’m also a huge chicken when it comes to certain crafts.
I’m. afraid. to. crochet.
There I said it. Between the “Captain Hook” tool and the many different stitches & techniques…it intimidates me like no other.
I feel like I’m missing out though. Check out all of the amazing crochet projects you can create like these adorable baby items…
Crochet Ruffles & Dots Baby Blanket
…or these dishcloths! I remember a lady making me a couple of these when I was first married. I’m not going to lie, I thought they looked “old-fashioned” and I almost didn’t keep them. Well, I tried them one day when I was cleaning my kitchen…and in my opinion they are the best dishcloths ever! I need to make some ASAP!
I also want to create hair accessories and fun crochet flowers and knots for my girls…
…and I think this beauty motivates me the most.
I realize I need to start small and work my way up and that’s why I’m attending crochet school…
The talented Dana Beach over at Crafty Minx has created a whole series of lessons from the very beginning (she also tells you the difference between knitting and crocheting-yes, I barely learned a few years ago what the difference was!) and takes you through many different techniques in the crochet world giving you assignments along the way!