I've been wanting to learn to crochet for a couple of years now, I even started buying one of those fortnightly magazines that teaches you step-by-step. Unfortunately all I was left with was a pile of magazines, several binders and a big whole in my bank balance.
Finally my sister went to a set of classes at her local wool shop then spent a weekend with me passing on her newly found knowledge. It made all the difference being shown what to do and even more being shown what not to do.
I recently went to the same wool shop The Crochet Chain in Waltham Abbey, along with my sister (an early birthday present) to learn to make a 'Scrumble'. You use 'Freeform Crochet' or as I re-named it - 'Jazz Crochet'. which is a random collection of different pieces in different textures, colours and stitches which results in an abstract design. They can be made into items just like any crochet or you can use small pieces as an embellishment.
This is perfect for me as there is no pattern - I can't read a pattern yet! and you just keep adding whatever and wherever you like, there are no restrictions. It means every scrumble is unique, a piece of art like no other. I think it looks really organic like a beautiful coral.
I don't know what I'm going to do with my scrumble yet but you'll be the first to know when I do x