Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I saw the pattern for Purl Bee's Fruity Trivets and decided they were so cute that I had to finally learn to crochet. For some reason, I had it in my head that crochet was going to be difficult to learn and my first few attempts at this pattern bore that out. I kept ending up with a cone instead of a nice flat piece, until I realized I misread the pattern! Number 1 way that crochet is like knitting.
The second way is that proper tension is key. I started with this mini-version of the trivet so that I could get a feel for the pattern. The result is a little wonkey due to my tension issues. Nevertheless, it came out so cute that instead of frogging it to reuse the yarn, I took it to work to use as a mug rug. I can't wait to finish the full size versions.