As some of you know (hi Ravelers!), I knit. My mother taught me when I was little, I picked it up again when we were first married, yada, yada, yada, I can knit a sweater. What I can't do, however, is crochet. Most people will tell you that this is weird, because crochet is SO easy that anyone can crochet!
Anyone except me, that is.
I don't know if it's because I'm left-handed, or because my mum isn't a crocheter, or because I simply wasn't at school on the day when the magical crochet fairy showed up to demonstrate her happily hooking ways, but whatever the reason, I am almost 30 years old, and have very little idea of what goes on with a crochet hook.
So Nick suggested that I teach myself how to make a granny square. Which I did using these instructions, this video, for hours, an extra brain (Nick's) and a good deal of bad language.
Here's what a granny square is supposed to look like:
And here is mine:
Shockingly, I didn't immediately succeed at a new skill. However, I think I prefer to view it as taking crochet to a new level. Rather than a granny square, it is a granny blob. You will soon be seeing them everywhere, just you wait.
In conclusion: Clearly my extensive research irrefutably shows that all the people who say that knitting is harder than crochet are all filled with lies.
Top image borrowed here
I've never crocheted a granny square. I only do whatever little crocheting is required for embellishing a few knitting projects. I'm kind of afraid to try a granny square.ReplyDelete
False. I have NEVER been able to crochet. I can't knit either, but that is beside the point. Just ask me sometime about my 2 crocheting attempts.ReplyDelete
I think people that say crocheting is easy are only doing simple lines, back and forth, enough to make blankets & scarves. I USED to be able to do that . . . but I was never any good at it, because I could never get the tension right. I'm SUPER impressed with your granny square, as I think that's like starting out in the advanced class at crochet school. Also, crochet is a funny word. :) I always want to pronounce it as "crotch-it". (sorry if that was too vulgar for the comments section.) I love your face, btw!ReplyDelete
I remember my gran teaching me to knit, never stuck. :)ReplyDelete
Hahaha - I think your square looks better than mine. I agree....crochet is not easier!ReplyDelete