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Hi! My name is Al Pollard. Welcome to my website! This site is devoted to the art of crochet as an encouragement to everyone to try this hobby/art/craft.
This will not be a how to site. There are many more capable sites out there already doing this. I will try to provide links to some of them.
As a child a I was hyperactive so my Grandmother taught me to crochet to keep my hands and mind occupied. It was a little frustrating at first because I would bring her what I thought was a perfect granny square and she would look it over and say "You dropped a stitch back here. Take it out to that point and do it over." At the time it was a pain but it did help to make me a disciplined crocheter.
Granny squares are a good way to learn to crochet because they are fairly quick to complete. There is nothing more satisfying than looking at a finished project and realizing that you did it. Also if you make ten or twenty in a row you will soon find that you have established a standard tension that will be your "normal" stitch. The first few squares you make will not be the same size but as you continue you will find that they become more consistant.
The other nice thing about granny squares is that they can be joined together to create a larger project. You will find that many afghans are made up of multiple squares or motifs joined together to create the finished project.
Crochet is easy to learn because it consists of a few basic stitches which can be combined in different ways to create a suprising variety of effects. There are also some variation of crochet such as hairpin lace and broomstick lace, to name a few.
Albert Pollard
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