Sarah is counting down until the end of high school – only 88 days to go! In that time she has 14 more exams to get through. When I took a break from studying in Year 12, my reward was to work on a crochet blanket I was making. I made a colourful granny square rug over my final months of school that we still use today. Crochet is such a good stress buster activity. With its easy repetition, it is a very calming craft activity.
Sarah asked for a crochet lesson a few weeks ago and I was happy to oblige! She has been crocheting in front of the TV each night as a way of winding down after a day of school. She has just finished her first project, a granny square pillow, made from two granny squares that alternate rows of white and pink yarn. She used Moda Bettle yarn from Spotlight which is 50% cotton/50% acrylic. It is a nice soft yarn that crochets well.
She did a great job and picked up the basics of crochet quickly. She has now started on her second project, a granny square rug. I have been keeping her company on the sofa each night as I work on my own crochet project.