Quite some time ago, I decided I would to learn to crochet. I was exposed to crochet throughout my childhood, spending hours watching my Grandma Schlattmann stitch away at amazing masterpieces. She was truly gifted in the art. I'm not certain why I never learned from her while she was able to teach. Maybe a lack of interest or impatience? I'm guessing it was the latter. Either way, it is an beautiful art that I am determined to perfect.
Because I already have too many types of arts and crafts in my arsenal, it took me quite a while to really get in gear to learn. Just recently, I bought some hooks, bought some yarn and started to research. The patterns overwhelmed me (I HATE following directions), so I signed up for a class. Then the class was cancelled, leaving me back at square one. Enter Crochet School.
I stumbled across a Tweet about Crochet School and headed on over to the Crafty Minx blog to check it out. What I found was a well designed, well written syllabus, that made the Instructional Design side of me sing! It turns out Ms. Crafty Minx, Dana, has a background in education, hence the well written and structured syllabus.
I'm now a few lessons into Crochet School and am loving it! Dana has a knack for writing and instructing. The content is chunked into manageable pieces and is very educational. I'm normally the type of person to dive in head first and hope I figure it out. But learning everything step-by-step, in detail, has certainly helped in the overall understanding of crochet. This is what I learned last night - the chain stitch:
There is one amazing detail about the class I forgot to mention...it's FREE! It is certainly something I would have paid money for, and I'm so appreciative Dana is offering it at no charge. If you've been wanted to learn to crochet, or are even a little curious to see what it's all about, head on over to Crafty Minx to check it out. It's self-paced, so it's not too late to join!
I'm anxious to continue building my knowledge of the craft and hopefully, one day soon, share some fun projects with you! Out of curiosity, do you crochet or knit?