I learned to crochet just over a year ago, and have just made my first garment!
The pattern is Spring Fling by Ruth Maddock (be sure to get the updated instructions if you make this!) and I used Debbie Bliss eco baby cotton yarn. I learned a lot making it – though I had to wing the last two rows as I couldn’t work out what the instructions were telling me to do.
I began this assuming that it would be too small or too big, or fail in some other way – but I didn’t mind giving it a go. Imagine my amazement when I tried it over my shoulders and it actually FIT! At this point I decided to make a wee investment. Instead of using safety pins as stitch markers, I treated myself to these lovely rainbow stitch markers. Is it just me, or do stitch markers give other people immense satisfaction in the making of something?
So! Who says an old dog can’t teach herself a few new tricks?! [Edit: If you're on Ravelry, details are here]
Have a good weekend, everyone!