I picked up crocheting a couple weeks ago, and have been mostly focused on practicing stitches. I’ve done lots of stitch swatches. The first ones were awful! I have a problem with pulling my stitches too tight. It is definitely starting to get better with practice. So I decided I wanted to actually “make” something. Here is my first non-swatch project:
I was inspired by the super cute Trick or Treat bag pattern by WonkyWonderful. But I don’t really need a trick or treat bag. I was mostly inspired because I knew the double crochet stitch, which is what this bag is made with.
However, I still suck at patterns. Well…truth be told, I’m not really following patterns. I don’t know why I haven’t developed the discipline to count stitches. Maybe it’s a lack of focus? So my bag is a little crooked. I was going to rip all the stitches out, but my husband convinced me to keep it and to finish it off. So I did. And I’m so glad!
It’s crooked but it’s mine. And I particularly LOVE the scalloped top. I want to scallop EVERYTHING now!
And I think I’m now motivated to actually count stitches and make something “right”. My husband even said he’d like me to make him a hat for winter. Yay!
Do you crochet? What’s your favorite beginner pattern?