Last evening Mom and I spent a wonderful evening teaching a beginners’ crochet class at the Burlington Public Library. With 15 students, the room was buzzing. We taught a granny square class and the students were excellent. It was a slow start, as is expected, but each student took home a base knowledge of chains, double crochets and slip stitches. With a pattern, reference material and will to continue, the students are ready to continue “on the dark side”.
Stitches learned were:
Make a slip knot and slide it onto the hook. Yarn over the hook from back to front.
Slide the yarn at the end of the hook under the loop already on the hook. One chain completed.
Double crochet:Yarn over the hook (yo). Remember to yarn over from back to front.
Insert your hook between the 2 front loops of the chain or next stitch. Yarn over the hook. Pull the hook back through the center of the chain stitch or next stitch you are working on, carrying the yarn through the stitch. You should have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook. Draw the yarn through the first 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook. Draw the yarn through the last 2 loops on the hook. You have not completed a double crochet
Make a chain that's 4 chain stitches (ch 4) long. Don't forget to begin with a slipknot on your hook. Insert the hook into the first chain you made, forming a ring. The first chain stitch is the one farthest from your hook. If you don't want to form a ring, then insert the hook into the second chain from your hook.
Wrap the yarn over the hook from back to front over the hook (yo) and with your hook hand, rotate the hook toward you. This step positions the hook and yarn to form the stitch. Pull the hook back through the stitch and then through the loop on the hook in one motion.One slip stitch is complete.
With an enthusiastic group of ladies, I have no doubt that there will be some very beautiful work produced.