Learning to Crochet

Learning to crochet

For my learning project, I decided that I wanted to learn how to crochet.

My very unfinished attempt at knitting from 2012

In the past, I started to learn how to knit along with a few of my friends. However, as you can see from the picture, I barely got a start on my first project before I stopped working on it.  I decided that for this class, I would dedicate time to teaching myself how to crochet. I have some friends who have tried it that told me it was relatively easy to pick up on. I want to learn how to crochet because I want to pick up an activity that I can do to help me relax that is easy to take with me anywhere. I decided to try crochet instead of trying to knit again because I wanted to try something new. 

I have not started my first project yet, but I have started looking for resources and videos that I will use to teach myself how to crochet including this video and this post.

My goal is to learn the basic crochet techniques and complete a few different pieces. I have not yet decided what I want to make but I think I will start off by making a washcloth and I was inspired by this post to maybe make a “coffee cozy”.  

My goals for this week are to get my materials and start learning some of the basics such as how to hold a crochet hook, how to make a slip knot for crochet, and finally, how to crochet a chain stitch.

5 thoughts on “Learning to Crochet

  1. Hey Madi! This looks like a really fun thing to do for your learning project. I love the “coffee cozy” idea. You should definitely attempt it!

  2. Hey Madi!

    What an excellent idea for a learning project. I have no experience with knitting or crocheting, so I am excited to follow your journey. All the best!


  3. Hi Madi!

    Believe it or not, I learned how to knit when I was in high school, but I was always pestered by my mom why “crocheting is so much easier and just better” (I think she is bias, she can turn out about 4 washcloths and hour so I didn’t listen to her). I did try to pick up crocheting during the pandemic but couldn’t stick with it to a hand injury, but I’ll definitely keep myself updated on your progress to see what kind of resources you use! Best of luck!

  4. I am excited to see how your ideas roll out as I am also learning how to crochet! Similar to you, I learned how to knit when I was in grade 6 from my art teacher in an after-school knitting club. Unfortuenly there was not enough interest so the club, therefore, ended the year it started and I never knitted again. Crocheting is something my Nana has done her entire life but I struggled to learn from her so I am starting from scratch myself.
    If you are interested here is a cool link about a Mexican Indigenous Crocheter who started a clothing line in 2021: https://www.vogue.com/article/lily-yeung-crochet-knitwear-line
    Her Instagram account is: https://www.instagram.com/lily.yeung/?hl=en
    I also found a podcast amongst my searches and have been listening to it as I am working on the project and blog! Podcasts typically are not my thing but this podcast is very interesting and offers much insight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcn26hapdeE
    My blog link: https://edusites.uregina.ca/froude/

    Good luck Madi!

  5. Hi Madi,

    That looks like such an exciting piece of art to me. It’s always attractive for me, as I have many articles crocheted by my grandma. I always wanted to learn it, but I lost track of it whenever I started. I’m excited to see how your learning project turns out, as it’s always something close to my heart.
    Good Luck!

    Myra Ansari

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