|The swatches of double crochet (sc US), half treble crochet (dc US), trebles and granny clusters that I prepared.|
|Complete concentration... Silence... And than a lot of giggles and chit chat between stitches practiced.|
|Beautiful hands at work...|
|Only crumbles left...|
|Crochet brings us all together. Crochet rocks!!!|
|Proud student, although something seem to have gone a bit wrong here. Twink! Her stitches are starting to look great though and this will be a great little souvenir to look back at the day she has made a flawless crochet creation. :D|
|A pile of inspiration for my students.|
|I love the look of the absolutely first crochet swatches. I wish I still had mine...|
It was excellent. It was fun. It was a challenge. My students were full of questions, curiosity and energy to conquer the art of crochet. They had never been crocheting before. They were beginner-beginners. We took it slow and managed to practice the foundation chain (some got it to tight while others got it to loose...), double crochet stitches (sc US), half trebles (dc US) and trebles. We turned our work and some missed stitches while others double stitched their stitches. The results varied in shapes and my girls did not want to stop. They are hooked and we agreed to meet up again soon to continue. They want to master the granny square. Of course. Who doesn't?
The most difficult part seem to be how to hold your hook and feed your yarn with an even tension to get things even and smooth. And to relax fingers, wrists and hands instead of cramping up and holding on to you work and hook like you would free fall from an airplane if you let go... AT one point we even did some breathing exercises to relax ourselves, which instantly brought our conversion to giving birth. Ha ha ha.
I enjoyed this so much and the joy of seeing these girls being determent to learn crochet is the greatest satisfaction of all. Spreading crochet love. That is a part of my mission I feel.
So with homework in hand together with their wobbly work and yarn and new shiny hooks, home they went, my students, through the terrible October rain storm. To practise the foundation chains and all the new stitches. Next week we will do it again. And they will have made great progress. I just know it. This is only the beginning of My Rose Valley Crochet Workshops.