Yup. You read that right. I crocheted.
I bet you thought yarn was over with. A thing of the past. I couldn't help it. I had to show you what I made for my sister's birthday.
Long ago, my mom taught me a single crochet stitch, so I could make a (very simple) afghan for a Christmas present. I'm not sure how many times I asked for help, but it was a ridiculous amount and she pretty much did the whole thing for me - she started it out, chained the first row, finished it off, and blocked it since I didn't know how to do any of that. What did I do? Made unnecessary knots and asked for help, basically.
I was inspired to break out the old crochet hook during the 3 + weeks of Yarn it All! though.
I made Lise the
Which is the same kind of crochet necklace I'm sure you've seen before. Basically you just chain a very very very long piece of yarn. Just chain one on, again and again. For like 20 feet. (No, really, that's not an exaggeration).
Then I did that again with a different color, but only did about 10-12 feet. Then I wrapped them up and kind of twisted them as I laid them together (it took more time to figure out how best to do that than to crochet the darn thing. I undid it like 20 times.)
Then I just wrapped yarn around the part where the ends came together. I did use a little hot glue to secure the ends and the knot.
Essentially, I used Mandi's tutorial from year one of Yarn it All! which you can find here. So awesome. As are all of her other crochet tutorials from that series, and now I want to make every one of them.
No, it's not perfect. But still. I crocheted something. Feels pretty good.