This is an official cry for help. I have a crafting problem. I bounce back and forth between what I will label "genres" of crafts. One week I am all into knitting, the next I am into embroidery, then I burn myself out and move onto something else... on and on, eventually making it back into knitting. It's like a crop rotation only a lot more yarn and glue, less dirt and nothing like crop rotation.
That's not the problem though. The problem is that I want to learn a new craft - crochet. So I picked up a book on crochet, some crochet hooks and watched a ton of videos and got to work. I would like to say that I got it and I learned to crochet and I am happily working away on something totally adorable. NOT the case.
I can make a chain to start it all out. I can single crochet, double crochet, yo, slip, all that stuff. What I cannot do is put it all together to make it into something. I don't understand where you insert the hook, how many extra chains to make to start a new row, which stitch to stop at. My extremely analytical and mathematical accountant's brain needs to understand the why behind crochet.
First of all, do you understand my problem? Or am I crazy? (Yes.) But do you understand what I mean - when someone says if you want to make 5 double crochets than you need to chain 7 stitches, what does it all mean??
Second, if you know of any great tutorials or easy to follow videos, please share! You don't have to try to explain it to me, but if you know someone who does, direct me their way please.
That is all. I just want to make this:
(On another note, anyone have problems centering embedded Pinterest photos? Obviously I do.)