Look How Far You’ve Come!
Are you frustrated with your crochet skills, or the lack of progress you think you’re making? Don’t put your hook down yet! Below is a picture of my first crochet project. There are 5 stitches in the left corner, and 3 stitches in the right. Never-the-less I learned from it and was determined to keep going. I keep this as a reminder of how far I’ve come.
If you’re feeling discouraged, try a few of these tips:
- Don’t compare yourself to others! – Everyone is at a different level in their skills, and each of us learns at a different speed.
- Pull out an old project and compare it to something you’ve made recently - I used to be embarrassed by my first project, which is why I still have it. There were errors, and I held that hook so tight it took me 60 hours to finish, but I DID IT!!! I still give myself credit for picking up a hook, and seeing it through to the end, errors and all. Now I save it for the sentimental value of it.
- Give yourself some credit! – If you’re just learning to crochet, give yourself credit for picking up that hook and giving it a try! If you’ve tried, but you’re ready to give up, don’t give up yet! I love the saying, “Never, never, never give up!”