I was remembering how hard it initially was for me to teach myself how to crochet. The real reason I wanted to learn was because I grew tired of making dolls out of sheets of felt, and my sister in law (who is from Japan) had crocheted an Amigurumi bear. She told me it was a common thing that women in Japan do, and that it was easier than it looked. After that day, I was determined to learn to crochet.
But of course, first I had to learn the basics, and I had a hard time finding everything I needed in one place, so I’m hoping to cover most of the basics that helped me, here on my own blog, so that others don’t have to struggle as much as I did.
Now, I’m not claiming to be an expert. I am far from an expert, but I do know some things that I would like to share with others who are trying out crochet.
And check it out!! I learned the art of Amigurumi. This Black Cat was my first completed project, and although my boyfriend mistook the brown triangle NOSE for a little MOUTH, I am satisfied with the look of it. Weird is in, y’know.