You’re An… Advanced Beginner!
You're well on your way to mastering those basic stitches: single, half double, double and treble crochet, but you're looking to branch out from this beginner stage and take on more challenging projects.You are ready to tackle projects that actually have shaping (beanies, anyone?) - and maybe you've already been doing this but you're looking for more.So what’s the hold-up? Well, sometimes you worry that you don't have the right skill set to take it to the next level. Maybe you're afraid to try something that actually has to have a gauge swatch, or you hesitate when something's outside your comfort zone.Look for patterns labeled "easy", or if you're feeling up to it, check out the "intermediate" patterns to see if you feel comfortable with that level of difficulty.Ready To Break Free Of What's Holding You Back? Try These Tricks...1. Soak in all the information that you can. Read crochet blogs, practice reading patterns and stitch diagrams, binge watch crochet YouTube videos - immerse yourself in these new techniques. Pick one new skill at a time and go after it with a vengeance.2. Recognize your habits. When we get overwhelmed, we tend to shy away from what we find intimidating, even if it's something we want to do. Recognize this about yourself when you see a project you want to try and find yourself thinking "I can't do that". Because you CAN.3. Find value in your communities. Find a tribe of like-minded crocheters that will answer your questions and help you when you get stuck. This is especially important if you don't have an in-person crochet buddy. I know how that feels. I don't have anyone in person that I can go to for crochet know-how, so I have to trust my internet besties. Who am I to help you? Read on…Hey there, I’m Amanda 👋 I’m sort of an expert when it comes to crochet.I remember what it was like to be newer to the craft and want to make things that I felt were above my skill set.I’ve seen enough crochet mistakes to know how to fix them and how to avoid them in the future (trust me, I've been there myself many times!).You spend so much time on your craft, you want it to be a positive experience. My crochet blog, videos and courses are here to help. Together, let’s find a solution that works for you 🙌See These Four Steps As Your Instant Crochet Solution!1. Join the Pattern Cure Workshop. This is a FREE 5 day video workshop that will help you learn to read crochet patterns like a pro. Learn more here2. Check out my blog Love.Life.Yarn! I post weekly on topics ranging from the best crochet scarf patterns to free crochet garment patterns to the basic tutorials. I’ve got it covered x2.3. Join my Facebook group "Crochet Maker's Facebook Group" to chat with other crafters who love crochet like you. You’re going to come away knowing a heck of a lot more!4. Visit my YouTube Channel. I post new tutorials there, including new stitches, free patterns you can find on the blog and more. You'll find all the basics there, too.Good on you — taking this quiz is a BIG step in the right direction. I’d love to shoot you an email (or two) to keep your momentum up!Plus, you'll have access to the resource library full of free patterns, charts, printables and more!