I have been crocheting for years but I was only taught the basics and was left to my own devices. I have always wanted to make different things crocheting but I never had the confidence to try new stuff. I have made a king size blanket for my bed which took a whole winter and turned out very heavy lol. I have made little cat toys and dogs toys but nothing that was any harder. I was never taught to read a pattern and I also got the guts up to try a pattern My First Crochet Purse.
I found the pattern on Ravelry. Ravelry has any pattern you could ever want or need. You can sign up for free and add the patterns to your library and keep them on your page. I find this to helpful because I end to not keep good track of my files.
So I picked my purse and read the pattern and got all my products together and start following the pattern. I found it to be difficult to read it at first but that is because I have a 3-year-old and its never quiet except when he is sleeping. So I decided I would work on it when he went to bed . Now with it being quiet i could concentrate on the pattern and it wasn’t as bad as I thought I went really slow with reading it and crocheting at the same time. A purse that took 2 hr to make took me maybe three. When I was done I was so excited and that was because it was my first ever read pattern and purse and I love purses.
Here is the link to the blog that the pattern come from My Merry Messy Life .
If you are having problems figuring out what stitches are and techniques head to Youtube . Youtube is an amazing site for just this sort of thing. You can also look on Pinterest for patterns and techniques as well.