Crocheting was my first crafting love. I loved crocheting so much that for a year or so I made my living as a professional crocheter for Estelle Gracer. I truly can't recall how many of these jackets I made (the first style I made, luckily I did get to make other styles), but I averaged 4 jackets per week.
Since I love crocheting, I'm always excited when another crafter gets hooked. Like Heidi. Heidi wants to make a granny-square afghan, and has purchased yarn, but isn't sure she has enough. I pointed her to this Lion Brand Yarn Site
From Heidi's site, I wandered over to Lucy's, and found that she had completed a BIG Granny Afghan in 2009, and she kindly shares her original granny square instructions.
The pen is there to keep the hooks from rolling away. The hook on the left is the original, the one on the right one I purchased a few years ago to make a two sided afghan. (Remind me to share with you how to make one - it's really simple once you get started, requiring only a basic chain and single crochets.)
I can only work with worsted weight yarns in the winter. As the item grows, my lap gets warmer and warmer - so it's definitely a winter sport for me.
So, do you crochet? Do you want to learn?
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