What a difference a year makes.
Well, a little over a year.
I remember the struggles in those early days of learning to crochet (see the last two images). I couldn’t see any progress and it all felt so hard. It seemed as though I’d never improve.
But I’ve persisted. I only crochet about once a week, I don’t take it too seriously, and I just experiment with different things. Yet here I am, considering selling some of my creations because I love making them but don’t feel the need to keep them all myself! And even the perfectionist in me can see that they are good enough to sell, and that others might be interested in buying them.
I still have so much to learn about crochet, but I’ve already learnt so much about myself through this process. Mostly about trusting myself and not giving up when it feels hard and you can’t yet see any improvement.
Images: 1. A crocheted soft toy of a cat wearing a dress and a bow tie. 2. Assorted crocheted soft toy pieces including a skirt, boots, and lobster claw. 3. Assorted crochet pieces including a Pokemon drawstring bag, toy beanie and mushroom. 4. Crocheted straight and round pieces. 5. A social media post from when I first started to learn to crochet, noting how difficult I was finding it. 6. Two of my first crocheted pieces with very wonky edges and uneven stitches.