I got the chain stitch right away, but it took me two or three years of occasional practice to get past the chain stitch to do my first row of single crochet stitch. Once I had managed that, I undertook a sampler afghan of 48 squares each with a different pattern, based on a booklet called Bucilla Crochet Primer that was published in 1983. It took me about nine months to finish the squares, and I'm still working on putting them together over a year later.
This is the first crochet square I made. I was very proud of it, even though it was curly on the edges!
Another practice sample took on a silly role.
Here is another square for my sampler afghan.
It's made from Red Heart acrylic yarn.
Closeup of stitch
This square made from Red Heart acrylic yarn is also part of my sampler
afghan. It's called Vigil because I was working on it to distract myself
from worrying about my cat Selkie during
her last illness.
Vigil 1 Detail
This photo shows my White and Purple Necklace (see my jewelry page) on top of a
pile of squares for my sampler afghan.
Collage Coasters are made from free AOL and other CDs and images cut from magazines, calendars, free catalogs, and so forth, sealed with Modge Podge or equivalent. These were basically my first craft project. Because all the materials except the Modge Podge were free, it helped me give myself permission to do crafts.
Last updated: 31 Jan 04