My freshman year of college, when most other college freshmen were out making bad decisions, I learned how to crochet. I made a few lopsided afghans and then abandoned the art. This was in the pre-YouTube, pre-blog-tutorial days. I was confused by my store-bought directions and frustrated that my projects looked mediocre – so I gave up.
Fast forward to the last few months of grad school last spring. Hours upon hours were spent working on capstone projects and case studies and I needed an excuse to take small breaks at my desk. Something in me made me want to try crochet again (I think that “something” was severe procrastination, but I digress). I pulled out my crochet hooks and searched for some YouTube videos, and crochet was once again a part of my life!
I started with a little flower. (Using this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets)
Then I made a granny square for the flower to live on. (Using this YouTube video tutorial)
Then I felt extra daring, and made a trendy little baby hat. With a big flower. (Using this tutorial from Aesthetic Nest)
But I don’t have a baby. So I put it on Duffy the Disney Bear. He liked it!
See, sometimes good things do come from procrastination! As evidenced by these yarn crafts. At the time, I did eventually have to put the crochet hooks away and focus on schoolwork.
But nowadays – no schoolwork awaits so I’ve been tackling all sorts of crafty projects, including crochet! Hopefully more to come as I attempt more projects.