How I did it: Bought a copy of The Happy Hooker, did a few practice stitches, and then tried to make a fingerless glove.
Emphasis on ‘tried’ because the first glove came out more like a mutilated oven mitt.
But i found another pattern via Ravelry and it worked out much better. Now i have a new pair of gloves and i have plans to make some other useful stuff.
Lessons & tips: The best difference between crochet and knitting (at least the best i’ve found so far) is that at any given point you only have one loop to worry about. It’s fairly easy to just take the one loop off the hook to try on or otherwise check the size of things while you’re working. Very useful.
It took me 1 month.
It made me