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Wednesday 12 February 2014

Beginners Crochet Class- A very proud moment

So, a couple of days ago I ran a crochet class. It was a beginners class where students learnt to crochet a granny square. I decided to start with the granny square for a couple of reasons:

1- It is the most iconic crochet motif 
2- It is the motif most commonly used for blankets and from a bit of market research most people that wanted to learn to crochet wanted to be able to make a blanket.
3- It is one of the easiest things to learn as there is none of the dreaded crocheting into the chain and it only involves learning couple of stitches

The yarn I decided to use for the classes is Drops Merino Aran. I love all the bright colours it comes in and I have found when teaching beginners that a slightly thicker, aran weight yarn, is easier to work with whilst you are learning. This yarn also gives great stitch definition which I love and enables a beginner to easily count their stitches. 

Just look at all the lovely colours.......yum yum!

I had two students in my class and they were really my guinea-pigs. I recently produced an in-depth 'learn to crochet a granny square' booklet full of colour pictures and step by step instructions and I needed some students to test it on!

You know what, they did really really well! By the end of the lesson they had completed three rounds and even learnt how to change colour. Ta-Dah! Here are their efforts. Pretty brilliant don't you think?! :-)

But it gets better. The text morning I nervously emailed them to ask what they thought of the class as I really need the feedback at this stage. You know what I got in return? Wait for it.........

One of my students only went home and did this:

I am so proud of her and really really happy that I helped her learn a skill she had been trying to learn for ages! She is going to become one talented crocheter :-)

I am running more classes in South Manchester. If you are interested please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

SS xx

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