I've always wanted to know how to crochet.
I've been a knitter for about 30 years. I've tried to learn how to crochet a few times ... but without success.
There is a knitting shop in my 'hood that offers lots of workshops. I signed up for the four week Crochet 101 course and it started tonight.
Our extended crochet program is for those who want to get a rock solid foundation in this lovely craft. In these 4 classes, the basic stitch patterns will be practiced and perfected. Students can try out their skills on either a series of crocheted washcloths (very functional favorites) or a scarf project. Circular or 3D crochet forms will also be covered and applied to a basic hat pattern. Learn how to follow along with a crochet pattern (both written and charted); abbreviations are decoded and mysteries are revealed. Students will learn how to add beautiful lacy edges, embellishments and finishing touches to all their pieces knit or crochet.
Tonight we learned two basics ... the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch.
At the end of the two hour class, here is my dishcloth.
Yes, that's it!
I found it awkward and was getting frustrated and cranky by the end of the class. There are eight women in the course and there was one who was even more crankier than I was because she couldn't get passed the chain stitch. Ha!
I have to have my dishcloth finished by our next class ... sigh! In the next class, we are making a hat. Oh dear!