learning to crochet via YouTube video

Adding a new page to my craft skill journal: crochet

This week I decided to try to learn crochet.

This is a skill that my maternal grandmother tried to teach me back when I was a teenager, but I didn’t have the patience for it back then.  Fast forward 40 years and I stumble upon a YouTube video that sparked an interest in trying the skill again.

The YouTube video: How to crochet a scarf-no experience needed! by Sewrella (See video here)was very enticing to me.  She made me believe that I could do it!

The stitch is called a half-double crochet stitch, and even though she recommended a K 6.5 hook to start, my store didn’t have it in stock.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that I didn’t know if I would like or not, considering my past experience with it, so I bought the N15 10.00mm hook by Boye that I purchased for $1.38.

learning to crochet via YouTube video
Learning to crochet

Any time I try something new it goes in my “Create Happiness” craft skill journal.  Luckily this page will go in as a success!  My scarf is progressing, and I seem to get a little better at it as the rows go on.  I still seem to have trouble with pulling the yarn through three loops at a time, but I’ll keep trying!

What new skills are you trying?


Smile 🙂





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