Regular readers of my blog will know that when I first got into knitting, I collected the weekly partwork magazine The Art of Knitting. Well that series has finished now and the publisher have just started publishing the Art of Crochet instead. That’s excellent timing as I one of my aims for this year is to get good at crochet. I wasn’t the only to see this magazine – a couple from Knit and Natter bought the first issue too.
Just like with the knitting magazine, you get a ball of yarn each week and the instructions for knitting a blanket square.
There are the first two squares:
I can’t get the hang of holding the yarn in my left hand and the hook in my right. I just can’t seem to control the yarn as it runs through my fingers. So I hold it in my right and wrap it a bit like you do when knitting English style. My tension is quite loose when I crochet and I had to pull tight to make sure that these squares turned out the size they were meant to. But these squares don’t look too bad. I don’t think I’ll be collecting the whole series, but I’ll buy them for a few weeks to give me some crochet practice.