Crochet 101

When I was a young girl, I learned how to do basic crochet from a babysitter. I haven't crocheted in over 30 years, but with all the lovely crochet work I see on blogs and Etsy, I have really wanted to learn how again. So recently I picked up a children's crochet kit (type "crochet art" into their search box) at a local toy store.

Yesterday afternoon, I finally opened it, completely doubtful I'd be able to make heads or tails of the instructions (even though I am "8+").

The bright colors in the kit really sold me. 

But, by some miracle, I did make sense of it! First, I made a square out of the turquoise yarn, followed by a small circle from the orange yarn. Then, bolstered by my success I attempted a two-toned flower!

Here's to learning something new every day! Or at least, yesterday.