I have been knitting for a few years now, but have never got round to crocheting. It was always something I wanted to try – I even bought a book.
And then I found a knitting pattern for a cardigan that I wanted to knit as a Christmas present for a friend. So, I worked out the yarn requirements, and ordered 18 skeins of a lovely wool and alpaca yarn.
And here’s where I discovered that I had made the rookie mistake. Always read the pattern right to the end. For there, in the very last line, was the instruction to work a crochet picot cast off. Erk. Gulp. Etc.
So, yesterday, my neighbour Rhian appeared with a crochet hook, and set about showing me how to do the basic stitches. And although it feels weird (Why is my yarn in this hand? ) and my tension is wobbly in the extreme, it became quite good fun.
So, this little square, despite being not actually square, and beige, and 100% acrylic, has made me very happy. Look! It even has a picot edge! Well, sort of.