If you have recently taken up crocheting as a hobby you no doubt have felt the frustration of having your project turn out to be disappointing. You may feel like giving up.The good news is there is nothing wrong with you. Making those mistakes is a good thing because you can learn from them and go on to create better projects.
When I first started learning how to crochet about five years ago, I went straight for complicated patterns. My thinking was that I could learn faster if I mastered a harder pattern, then the easier ones would be a breeze. How wrong I was!
There are so many free beginner crochet patterns on the internet. The best thing project to start with is a dishcloth. Yes, it sounds boring and is nothing like those cute baby blankets or amigurumi you want to dive right into. But I am here to tell you by experience just start with the dishcloth.
I made this EVE character from the movie WALL•E barely knowing the basics of crochet. I followed a pattern that I found on the web and just went for it. My son feel in love with her and has kept it all these years. I on the other hand was upset with how bad it had come out.
Being the fast paced person I am. I want everything done right now. But crochet does not work like that. Over the years I made a few more projects that my kids really enjoyed but I was not happy because I knew I could do better. About two years ago I made a cute amigurumi frappuccino for a friend of mine and she loved it. Again, I did not follow the pattern exactly but it came out OK. But it taught me that I need to have patience when crocheting.
So here we are 2 years later and I ready to really learn! Ready to dive in and make that dishcloth! I found a great article that will help you learn what you could be doing wrong and how you can fix it. I hope you find some value in it.
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