Sunday, 2 February 2014

~Crochet-fear resolved~

I've written about my 'crochet-fear' before and I am happy to announce that thanks to a Beginner's Crochet Course at Me and Mrs Fisher in York yesterday, I have finally got there and am well on my way to being crochet-fond!
Me and Mrs Fisher, Lord Mayor's Walk, York.
The course was run by the endlessly patient Trish, and was hosted in the upstairs craft room next to the Sunday Nest haberdashery.  After a lovely hot chocolate downstairs we went upstairs for the 10.30am start. The course was 3 hours (which went so quickly) and cost £25 with the end result of producing a granny square.
The craft room. Image from Me and Mrs Fisher

 There was plenty of individual attention as the group size was nice and small, which was brilliant for me as I couldn't get my head around even how to hold the yarn.  Trish brought inspirational books and completed projects along for us to look at.  Laura went along with me as she fancied learning so she can crochet on the bus and train.  This is my granny square from the actual day...

Not very neat, but I do like the coincidental choice of colours - I had another attempt last night and made these...

Laura is so speedy now, much better than me and her work's much neater too.  This is a cushion front that she started last night...

I've been looking at how to join the squares on YouTube and I've signed up for next Saturday's improvers course.


  1. Hello Sally,

    Great to see you have joined the ranks of bloggy crocheters!! Well done for your determination to get rid of your crochet fear and also congratulations on your very first granny square. You wait and see very very soon you'll be making up all sorts of lovely projects with crochet!

    keep well

    Amanda x

  2. Ooooh might need to look further into this - Yorks about 45 mins from me but I'd love to be able to crochet and really its not to far to go and have a nice day out to xx Thanks for the heads up xx

  3. Welcome to Hookyland :)

    I really struggled to learn but once the penny dropped it seemed like second nature and I love it :)

  4. I've passed that tea shop many times and but didn't know there were crafty goings on in there!! Went on the web site and they have a Friday morning drop in session sounds like fun, thanks for the lovely post, x

  5. Hello Sally
    What a gorgeous blog :)
    Just had a lovely nosey through and I love reading all your posts!
    Well done with the crochet. I teach Crochet and love watching others making loads of colour'll have such fun!
    Tilly x

  6. You're away now Sally! Well Done!
    Your first attempt at a granny square is way better than mine was, and there will be no stopping you now!
    Enjoy the ride!
    Gill xx

  7. I would love to learn to do granny squares....especially would like to know how to change colors.

  8. There'll be no stopping you now Sally! You'll be whipping up a granny square blanket in no time!

  9. Beg, borrow or buy Nikki Trench 'cute & easy crochet'. It is absolutely brilliant for us newbie hookers!! Full of easy do-able projects and bright inspiration. I'd lend you my copy but I have lent it to somebody else, and sadly cannot remember who it is. blessings xx

  10. I just found your blog and it is adorable! I have the opposite problem you had-knitting fear! I had forgotten how to knit, as I hadn't done any for almost 30 years. I started in again this past month and it's like a fever with me! It is now a fight as to which I do daily: crochet or knit! Granny squares are the easiest thing to start with crochet. Once you get the hang of the granny, the possibilities are endless! I am going to tell you who my favourite go-to-blogger for crochet ideas and info is: Lucy from She is a wonder!
    Good luck with the crochet bug!

  11. Hey this is super duper well done you I have put you on my list for two chances because you very nicely shared my giveaway...thank you and keep up the crochet good work...daisy j xx


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