Funky Franklin and How to Make Magic Circles

I have always wanted to crochet. From my early years of potholder and hat looms, I used similar yarn wrapping motions but had never used an actual crochet hook. When I came across an adorable crochet duck instruction video, I knew it was a sign.

As a moderately impatient person, whenever I start a new craft/hobby, I jump right in. I don’t have time to try the easy option. I mean, YOLO. So right after learning two basic crochet steps for ten minutes, I decided that I was ready to take on my first project.