It's been a long time coming and having taught lots of beginners crochet classes I think a little crochet tutorial to recap what you learnt is well overdue! If you are reading this and haven't attended one of my crochet workshops then welcome and please excuse the terminology - this tutorial reflects some of the descriptive terms I use when teaching crochet to complete beginners and is designed to reinforce and support what has been learnt on the crochet course. Hopefully it will help all who read this. Have a go...it's fun!
Here's what we learnt:
Crochet is muscle memory so the more you do the more your body will naturally remember the manoeuvres without having to think about it. Once this happens your mind is free to wonder and you can feel yourself de-stress from life. The only stress you will have is knowing you need to put the crochet down and get on with life! As my friend Laura from WOOL says, it's like yoga for the mind.
Chain is when you start with a stitch on the hook, yarn over hook and pull it through original stitch.
Slip Stitch is when you put your hook through the stitch (like a hole punch - front to back) then yarn over (you now have 3 on the hook) and pull it through both stitches so that you are left with one on the hook.
Treble is yarn over hook, put hook through the hole (front to back like a hole punch) and pick up the yarn (some would say yarn over) and pull it back through the hole. You now have 3 'stitches' on the hook. Now yarn over again (4 'stitches' on the hook), pull through two, yarn over and pull through two. You now have one stitch on the hook.
Right......let's do it!
This completes your first row.
It’s time to change colour if you want to.