I have two crochet hooks and I can do a single chain. Tragic. I would love to learn and I actually picked up and perused a dvd on it just two days ago . . . I may yet go back and buy it but, like Finy, I don't know what on earth i would make. LOL. I am just as talented at knitting . . . I can do many wonderful stitches that my mother taught me but I can't read a pattern. Old dogs: new tricks. Who knows . . ? Hahaha.
Rice, do you remember those lovely cotton cream coloured crocheted jug covers with the little coloured beads, mostly of the same colour? While we were visiting Melbourne last month, I saw some in an op shop, but they were't old ones, & they were $8's each! There were 6 or 7 with reddy-orange beads, & 1 with green beads. My 'vintage' (not in age!) daughter has an older 1, but never uses it. It just sits over something, up the end of the kitchen bench.
My mother taught me years ago, as something to do over the school holidays. I haven't done any crochet since then. I'm not really interested in knitting or crochet, or anything crafty for that matter. I prefer to enjoy other peoples creative skills, at galleries or markets and admire them, and be truly amazed by their talent.
I was knitting a queen blanket, and need someone to do an edge of crochet round it hence I asked the question - I have been knitting this BeauTIFUL rose petal blanket for about 4 years now! Now I am stuck for a crochet edge
can do chain stitch, my grandmother did crotchet
I have many beautiful things that she made, sadly we hardly use this type of thing nowadays.
she was able to crotchet figures and animals etc into her very finely crotched work
Good Luck with that 1 Simon/e. You could save yourself a LOT of money, by not smoking, & spend it on useful things! Perhaps you have stopped my now. I hadn't seen this question before, (which of cause has nothing to do with smoking,) so I don't know when it was 1st written.)
No, I can't crochet. I only learnt to knit in my teens, & then I stopped doing it. Only made a few jumpers. Wool in shops seems to be very scarce, as it's all acrylic these days, even though the shops sign will say: 'These balls of WOOL are such'n such a price'
My Grandmother taught me to crochet one school holidays when an ear infection kept me from going to the beach with my family.
I crocheted a mop hat as a teen, a few rugs and decorative edges on hand towels since. I enjoy crochet and find my hands work automatically while another part of my brain is somewhere else.
I don't have a lot of use for crocheted items or I might do more.