Learning the art of crocheting8:37 PM
Maybe I'm bored or whatever but I'm still sticking to my new year's resolution of doing and learning new things for this year. I have shared earlier here how to make my own fashion accessories (just the basic) and now crocheting picked my interest. I know a lot of people probably learned about crochet during their primary years in their home economics class; but screw me, I skipped it by paying another pal to do it for me! Smart, eh? Anyway, I really don't do girly things when I was smaller.. smaller ok because I'm still young. LOL. Thanks to google who knows everything so I started the project of learning the art of crocheting.
So how did I start? Well, it's a little bit hard to find tools for crocheting. I'm just lucky that there's available crocheting needles in SM department stores. I got mine in the "Notions" section in SM North EDSA, it's located in 3rd floor near counter 34. For my first project I did a round scarf. I used yarns for this and not crochet thread. For the needle size, I got Size 8. Since I don't know whether I'll be successful, I only bought two sets of yarns. I picked colors brown and blue. The brand is Monaco acrylic yarn and it costs Php24.75. Lucky for me, I got the technique fast and I really find crochet a fascinating activity, especially when I was able to made the first lock, and the rest was history.
|Getting started with crochet|
But since I'm never contented with few colors, I braved Divisoria just to find the cheapest yarns in Tabora. The hell with the scorching heat, the noise and a lot of people in Divisoria. I got what I want. Guess what, from the Php 24.75 in SM malls, I got these yarns Php 10 each. Amazing right!!!! To get to Tabora, you just need to walk through the street of Claro M. Recto (Opposite direction the U-belt area) until you reach the Tabora, it's next to Ylaya, the textile capital of Divisoria.
|Feeding my addiction|
So for my first finish product, I got this blue round scarf. Well, I'm planning to give this round scarf to my Korean friend Miniee when hopefully, next month when I go to Korea.
|Handmade round scarf|
I'm sharing this video since this was very helpful for me to get started.