Following directions

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I made this yesterday, it’s suppose to be a square! I tried reading directions and this is where it got me!
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It seems I am better at reading patterns, no problems here. I had fun practicing with scrap yarn, I think this pattern will be my first when I make my next afghan.
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Finished my hat and scarf. I kept wondering why I loved the colors, then it hit me! It brought back memories of the ice cream mom use to buy when I was a kid, she still buys it.

Keep warm and happy crocheting!

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Starting out!

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As I was shopping my favorite book store, I came across this book on clearance for only $5. (I am also a bargain shopper!) I looked through it and discovered this is the exact book I needed if I wanted to learn crochet. It has all the stitches and great photos with easy directions, something this gal needs!! (As you can see, I have marked the pages that I know I will be turning to for reference!) I realized all the scary patterns and abbreviations were actually easy to understand after I started reading my book. I am now feeling more confident.

I have another book that I bought several years ago.
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I actually forgot that I had it! While going through my books, I came upon it! It gives directions on how to form circles, squares and so much more. I use both books together when I practice. (I need practice before I start on any project!) The other day, I practiced making squares.
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Totally nailed it! (Not!) Thankfully I can laugh at myself and had fun with this square. As you can see, I need to master it before I can crochet an afghan that is gift worthy!

Happy crocheting!!