One thing I hear a lot when I am out and about with my crochet is that someone used to crochet and would love to start again. I understand because when I put it down, sometimes longer than I like, I need a little refresher myself. If you find yourself in need of some projects that will help you find your love for crochet again, and brush up your skills, look no further than Crochet Refresher by Sharon Silverman.
The best part for me is that this isn't just a stitch guide. While it has instructions for the stitches, it is more than that. In addition to providing you with the basic instructions for the stitches that are used throughout the guide, you will find a few more complicated stitch refreshers and techniques. While you are brushing up you are making projects for babies, and you know we as crocheters are always making baby things. These projects are just adorable! I mean seriously adorable.
The projects start out very basic with a washcloth that uses very easy stitches. I like that the most basic is a small project because I like to progress quickly. Plus, washcloths are so useful and make great gifts to stuff in baby shower gift baskets. I can honestly say that, so far, every time I learn a new stitch or technique I start with either a washcloth or a scarf.
You will also find several blankets that are just adorable and look way more complicated than they are. And did you see the hat? I included a picture of the most adorable hat! I will need to make several of these for the holidays. All of these patterns are clearly written and easy to follow but if you struggle, you will find that there are video resources to help you along.
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