Every time I post a crochet project, without fail I get a few versions of this comment: "I wish I could crochet! It looks too hard for me," or "I'm just learning to crochet and could use some advice . . . ". The general spirit of your comments is that you might be interested in learning to crochet but you either don't know where to begin, or are nervous to tackle a new craft on your own, or you've hit a roadblock that made you want to give up altogether.
So I have an idea. And at this point, it really is just an idea, and I want to see if people are interested before I get ahead of myself and plan every detail . . . because really, if there are only like 2 people who want do it, it's not gonna happen . . . so I want to know:
Would you like to participate in a crochet-along with me?
Here's what I'm thinking . . . fall and winter are headed our way, so this is the perfect time to pick up those hooks, get cozy in your favorite chair, and learn how to crochet. We could pick out a cute, simple pattern (something to help keep you warm through the winter!) and learn all this crochet business as a group--I'll show you how to do the stitches, help you figure out how to read the pattern (they're written in secret code), we'll have goals to meet by certain days, and we'll all finish our project together in time for the chilly weather. And I'm thinking we'll have a link-up at the end so we can all see each others' projects (and maybe even vote on our favorites and have prizes for the winners!). It could be a great way to learn to crochet (if you're a true newbie), or hone your skills (if you already know the basics), or just motivate you to keep crocheting (if you're already a hardcore hooker).
Here are a few ideas that look like they could fit the bill quite nicely:
This cowl looks quick to make, and would be so cozy for fall:
I know, don't tell me--you're printing out this picture and booking an appointment with your hair stylist right now to get this look. Try to see past the awkward haircut and focus on that cute ruffly scarf:
Mmmm, I'd love to have a comfy, cozy shawl like this to wrap up in with a mug of hot chocolate:
And I love wide headbands like this to keep your ears warm in the chilly weather without messing up your hair:
So please please pretty please, leave a comment on this post if you would like to see a crochet-along happen! Believe me, I will not be offended if you don't want to take part, but if you want to learn to crochet together and make something fun while you're at it, let me know!