16 weeks later

Ta dah! I have actually completed my first proper crochet project.

It’s the Last Dance on the Beach CAL that I mentioned earlier, this one in Scheepjes Merino Soft double knitting yarn and I am so pleased to be showing the finished item.

Crochet BlanketMarinke’s original idea for a CAL that introduces new stitches for each block was brilliantly fulfilled by her family, friends and colleagues and I have learned crochet methods that I never knew existed.

As a beginner, I’m especially grateful to Esther from itsallinanutshell.com who provided video support for every step. I’m thinking that my next few projects will be carefully chosen based on ‘has Esther made a video?’.

I am also hugely impressed by the other members of the online group who took time to explain alternative techniques, share their creative ideas and generally help each other to get through any tricky bits.

For me, this was a great experience and one I will definitely repeat.