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You don’t want to end up with unfinished crocheting in the cupboard that you can never bring yourself to finish. Don’t be tempted by all the beautiful patterns that have many colours and different types of stitches on Instagram and Pinterest, keep them as aspirational projects to motivate you to learn and improve.
Look for crochet patterns that help you master the basic stitches and build your confidence. Patterns that have the same stitch used many times are good, and chunky crochet patterns are ideal because it’s easier to see and control the big hook and yarn. The added bonus is that you’ll finish it quickly!
Use the same size as given in the pattern, and I recommend using the exact yarn that the pattern is designed for as the fibre and construction of the yarn can impact the look and size of what you’re making.
I’ve designed this pattern so you’ll learn the basic stitches and master the fundamental of chunky crochet (like starting, finishing and joining balls).
learn some new stitches
learn how to increase and decrease, as well as combining stitches to create different textures.