In the beginning​

This all started with my mother teaching me how to make a chain. I made several attempts at making the chain properly. My first chain was all over the place so it wasn’t photo worthy.

The double crochet was the most frustrating because it was either too loose or too tight. It took me three tries to get this far. Sometimes in one spot the stitches were too close or too far apart. I continued crocheting until my rows came out with very little mistakes.

I then made a survey about crocheting and I was surprised at how many people answered it. The survey was made to give me information and help beginners make a scarf. The answers in the blog shall come up in a future blog. I am continuing my journey by making a scarf. 

10 thoughts on “In the beginning​

  1. It’s so nice to see younger people taking up this craft! Practice a lot and you can make more than a hobby out of it.

  2. I’m so happy that there are young people like you to help keep our art alive! Learning at a young age has so much reward.

  3. It does take a lot of practice. I am 56 years old and just learned how to crochet 2 years ago. Once you get the basics and your tension, it is a lit of fun. I watch a lot of you tube videos, too. Good luck, I know your Mom is so proud of you.

  4. I am always excited to see a young person take up the craft, especially a young gentleman,, You guys have so much to offer the fiber world, so I challenge you to continue with this, even if you change projects next year.. My favorite person to follow when trying to learn new patterns is “Fiber Spider”.. he makes the most awesome videos to help us learn new things… Good luck in your journey, and keep practicing, that is the key to becoming a talented crocheter…

  5. I’m glad you chose this subject. You’re absolutely right, all types of needle arts are dying out. I’m so interested to watch your progress through this exciting medium. I’ve been doing research on my family and found that my women ancestors from North Carolina used to use the string fibers leftover from their tobacco crops to crochet with.

  6. I am so pleased that a young man is so eager ro learn an art that has been around for centuries. Most young people believe crocheting is for old people but as you are doing I learned very young. It is an art that promotes peace and tranquility while creating beautiful items. Good luck in this project and I look forward to seeing your journey.

  7. You will do this! I’m so happy because there are too few males who crochet and as a male, I believe you think differently and will have some awesome ideas on what to ‘create’. I’m excited to follow your journey and look forward to your posts. Good luck and enjoy 😉

  8. I am interested in watching your progress on your scarf and the results of your survey. I find it a very unusual subject, but an interesting one to research.

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