I am more of a knitter as opposed to a crocheter. I have been taught by my grandma and my mum how to knit and little bit of crochet as a kid. Through out the years I stuck to knitting. I consider myself to be an intermediate knitter though a beginner in crochet. And so crochet is the skill I would like to improve..
|Look at these hooks! Aren't they lovely?|
Here are few points which come to my mind when I think of crochet:
1. I love the work of Lucy at Attic24. Full stop.
2. I am left handed, which does not help at all if you are a self-taught ;-( . Most of the video tutorials are by right handed people or if there is one for left handed - I just can't never find the right one, most of my friends are knitters - and if they can crochet they are right handed. I have never seen an illustration crochet tutorial for left handed people in a knitting magazine for example. However I found this book: Crochet Unravelled by Claire Bojczuk which has both, left and right illustrations which I find quite helpful.
3. Crochet charts don't mean anything to me. That is because they have never been explained to me properly or, actually, I haven't really bothered to look into this in detail to be honest.. :-O I need to learn how to read them..
4. UK/US terminology - why oh' why oh' why?
UK and US crochet terms are different, but they use the same terms to describe different stitches. Confused? So am I! And of course, when I choose a pattern I find out that it is in US terminology - now have to convert it in the UK terminology...
5. I do like crochet. I really need to improve on this. I hope I can squeeze some time between all of the dyeing, knitting, occasional spinning, sewing and baking..oh...and have you ever heard about weaving?! ;-)
|By Joana Vasconcelos|