I have to say a huge "thank you" to all the people who have kindly commented on my crochet aims for the month - your input is most welcome.
I have sat here at the computer for the last hour and all I feel I have achieved is a bundle of knots. And a serious dose of frustration! This is not easy...
I was doing OK until the Youtube lady told me to put the hook through both layers to do the double crochet on the second row and then I lost the plot as I don't have two layers!! Something has gone wrong there, then!
Thank you for the recommendations and the ideas - I will have a look at the blogs you mention - Attic24 is one I already knew about and Lucy's fabulous designs are in part responsible for me not wanting to put learning this skill off any longer. I will also have a look for the book Ang recommends in the library. I saw a couple of books in WHSmith yesterday that looked quite delicious but given what I had posted the other day about aspirational clutter, I thought that they were best left in there on the shelf. I may go back for the titles though, so that I can look in the library for them, as they were rather nice.
I shall be able to do something by the end of the month. I Shall. I am determined!
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