Crocheting – not just for grannies!

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Last Autumn I felt compelled to learn a new craft. I’d tried knitting a few times in my life, but just never stuck with it long enough to complete anything other than a small tea towel (a craft my mom suggested when I moved back home during summer break in University).  IMG_1896

Back then we also didn’t have YouTube. You can learn how to do anything on YouTube these days (I just learned how to “oil pull” this morning – stay tuned!). So I decided to try crocheting instead – one less stick to worry about.

Since I started learning this craft in November I’ve made 3 scarves, 2 blankets, 1 hat toque, 1 headband and 4 amigurumi mice.

IMG_1929Once you get the basics down, it’s fairly simple to learn new stitches. My favourite has been the simple single stitch. I also love my trips to the craft store to pick out yarn for a new project. I recently ventured down to their lower level and it’s a craft junkie’s heaven down there (plus, it’s super clean and organised because Switzerland). It took some serious willpower to stop myself from buying all of the things. But I will be back…I’m talking to you, magical bead counter.

IMG_2012If you’ve got some spare time to fill and like to create things for yourself and loved ones I definitely recommend taking up crocheting. But I warn you, it is very addictive and you will become that woman…the one crocheting on public transit.

xx BHF

Helpful YouTube links to get you started:

Single Stitch

Amigurumi Mouse

Magic Circle

Hat/Tuque

Thank you for your feedback! xx BHF

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