By Nicki Byrnes
May 17, 2023
Are you a beginner or someone looking to learn how to crochet? You can view my tutorials here if you’re just looking to get started. Follow the videos in order according to their title, repeat as needed, and PRACTICE! Don’t give up – there’s a hurdle with crochet, but once you’re over it, you’ll realize it was a smaller hurdle than you thought and you’ll be set up for a lifetime of crocheting!
If you’ve completed the video series or already know some crochet basics, you may be looking for the ideal first project. Boy do I have one for you. This project checks all the boxes for the ideal first project – it uses basic stitches, has a repetitive pattern, takes your foundational knowledge and puts it into an actual application, and teaches you how to read a quick and simple pattern.
If you’re not satisfied with your end result, make another one. It’s the best way to work through any issues you may have, like tension inconsistencies. Practicing and repeating crochet is the best way to improve. Trouble shoot anything you can’t solve on your own by searching online or YouTube.
So without further ado, here’s the pattern! It is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face when you whip it out at Starbucks (very sustainable!), and would make an adorable gift.