Hi this is my first topic and Im new at crocheting.I want to hear all the stories anyone has on when they first started crocheting. All funny, tragic, happy, sad and more.
While I was still a beginner I often forgot to use stitch markers/not count my stitches at the end of each step, after following a YouTube tutorial for an octopus I started to get to top of that lol I made the mistake of not counting my stitches or use a stitch marker and it somehow came out looking like a hybrid between an octopus and squid- I call him squidopus and he came cute in the end lol, congrats on your first topic!
I wish I could remember back that far. 1971 (52 yrs ) is along time. I just know I enjoyed my grandmas house so much.
The main thing I’ve noticed is this :
Those hearts were made with the same pattern, same yarn and same hook size. The only difference is that there are several months between them. I was a beginner when I made the first one, and my tension was way looser than now. It always surprises me how the tension alone can make such a big difference
Well for awhile I was only going through one loop. Didn’t even know it was wrong because I was self taught with no one around me to help out
That’s why it helps so much to have video tutorials
I think I must have not realized that I was following the videos wrong but I do agree that videos are most useful
I got into it because I had a broken heart and my twin flame/muse told me to get into learning knitting but at the mental rehab I went to, they taught me how to crochet and then later on they tried teaching me knitting. I take the rejection as a good thing because without it I would have never learned. I would probably just be drawing and painting. It help me grow and it gave me more passions. It taught me to have patience and I have compassion. Twin flames are supposed to seperate and then get back together again so that’s normal. I spend a lot of time crocheting than knitting. I plan to knit a series of pillows but I probably won’t get into it until December or next year.
I have not ever used stitch markers. That came around in the late 2000’s. I still do not use it. I know where I’m at.
One of mine is working a patten inside out, being very frustrated at how hard the tiny pieces were to make! I focused so hard on the tutorial I followed, and finally figured out what was wrong- and spent about 30 minutes forcing the pieces to face right side out
Another thing was when I made my second ever crochet project, and it was a beanie for my boyfriends dad; when I tried lining it up, it didn’t work at all because I had missed every single last stitch of every row!
Instead of frogging it I ended up doing random increases and going back and forth along the bottom to get some symmetry it’s not the beautiful thing I’ve ever made, but somehow he still ended up wearing it throughout the winter and intends to continue even when I offered to make a new one
I nearly forgot, but when I first made amigurumi they were inside out When I learned about invisible decreases they were difficult and that’s when I think I knew I was doing something wrong
This is such a fantastjc visual representation of levelling up in skill! Your sts look so neat!!! For me it was the opposite - I used to be a tight crocheter. Then I hurt my hand with a few amigurumis that required a 1.5mm hook (and mine was the cheap metal one without a handle). Now I’m a slack crocheter needing to remind myself to tighten up a bit now and then
Yeah it hurts indeed, sometimes I have to remind myself to release the tension a bit, cuz it’s just too much lol