Mollie Makes Me Crochet!
As a beginning crocheter, I'm always looking for projects that are easy enough for my developing skills. I don't always have much luck. Most books and magazines (and online patterns) are for intermediate and advanced crocheters, leaving us newbies without many options. Enter Mollie Makes Crochet into my life!
I just discovered this book a few days ago, and I'm sad it took me so long to find it. It has super cute, fun (and sometimes practical!) projects, plus detailed instructions on crochet basics. For beginners, it can be easy to forget the basics while you're in the midst of a pattern, so it's great to have illustrated stitch guides a few pages away. I also really appreciate that each pattern outlines the techniques featured in each one, so you can go into the pattern informed-and practice any stitches/techniques you're not familiar with.
As I flipped through this book, just about every project caught my eye. The Russian dolls! The chevron throw! The striped bolster! So many things I want to make for my home. The chevron throw is the least intimidating of these projects, and I've been wanting to make a throw for quite a while, so I decided on that one.
This pattern is super easy to read and has a handy explanation of the chevron stitch and how it's created. The pattern also notes that the colors and design are customizable, which is a great feature. New crocheters like myself can feel like customizing a pattern to our styles and tastes is beyond our skill level, so it's nice to know that we have a little freedom with this project. I'm so excited about this, and I was itching to get started last night but the white DK yarn I thought I had in my stash has gone missing. I guess a trip to the yarn store is in order!
If you're new to crochet and looking for a great set of projects you can actually make (or if you're an advanced crocheter who wants to make cute things!), I encourage you to check out this book. It's on sale right now as part of our Virtual Tent Sale, so it can be yours for a mere $7.98. That's a small investment for a great product!
I'm really excited for this project! I'm hoping to have it finished in time for autumn (when I'll actually need it–it's much too hot for blankets of any kind right now). I'll post photos of my progress as I go, so check back in!