The day is here! Today is when you start to learn crochet!
I can't tell you how excited I am to start this journey with you. I am passionate about crochet and creativity and how important simply making things can be. No matter how many courses I have run, I still get nerves on the first day and this is no exception!
The way the course works that you have a series of simple projects to work on. Each one teaches you some of the basic techniques of crochet and gives you something to finish at the end. is week's pattern, the Cherry Delicious Pot Holder, can be downloaded from here. There are both UK and US versions available. Don't worry if you are a complete beginner and you can't get started right away. We have a couple of beginning lessons to get through first, and in some ways I think it is good to hold off until you can work on the first few skills all together.
Wondering about the differences between UK and US crochet terms, hook sizes or yarn weights? I have a really handy cheat sheet available for download:
(Download the PDF here)
I will be publishing all of the patterns and instructions in both UK and US terms. Not sure which one you use? I love how Stacey from Fresh Stitches describes the difference - When you hear "cricket" and you think of an insect, you probably use US terms. If you think "sport", you probably use UK terms. (Also check out Stacey's adorable amigurimi (aka stuffed/toy animal) patterns)
If you have ANY questions, head to the facebook group as a first point of call. Otherwise, leave a comment or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org