My first crochet lesson... : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Well, I know you will never believe this, but yesterday I had my first crochet lesson. Not such a big deal , huh?? Well you might change your mind when you find out WHERE, the lesson was. In my local fabric and crafts section at Wal-Mart. Yup I typed wal-mart. I was looking at books to see if I could find one that might be easy to understand. 2 ladies walked up next to me and began talking about making crocheted cutains. I asked if they knew which of the books would be useful for a beginner, and one of them told me she could teach me all I needed to know right there. She pulled a hook off the shelf, and some yarn from her purse and began the lesson, about 1/2 way through I looked up and saw my hubby approaching our little gathering. ( He had been in hunting section.) I smiled at him and said " Well be done in a few minutes honey." He just smiled real big and shook his head. He even stayed and listened to what the lady was teaching me. ( Now that is a devoted hubby!!) So after we were done with the lesson, My hubby bought me a complete set of hooks and some yarn, so I can practice till my fingers go numb. Just thought Id share in the funny story. Hope you enjoyed it. Kristean

-- Kristean Thompson (, March 09, 2002


Its always fun to learn something new. Wait tell you try ganny squares they are addicting. I taught my husband how to make granny squares and he got to be good at it. Taught my daugher squares to, but she is left handed so that was harder. Next you should learn to spin so you can make your own yarn. crocheting , kniting, spinning, weaving, tating, ect are dying arts . Be proud of your self, and when you get practice teach some one else to do it.

-- kathy h (, March 09, 2002.

If you look on the crafts forum on lusenet there's a pattern for making slippers. It's not that hard if you understand how to double and single crochet. If you want to try and have any questions, feel free to e-mail me. I just got a pattern for a really pretty baby size afgan. If you'd like e-mail me with your address and I'll send you a copy. It's true they are dying arts. Pass it on to someone else.

-- Sheryl in NJ (, March 09, 2002.

Well, your lesson is cheaper than mine! I just finished my 3rd class, out of 12. We learn a different stitch each week, plus joining thread/borders/connecting blocks/etc. At the end, we connect all 12 blocks for a sampler sort of thing. I tried to learn years ago and never could get it. Mom crochets but is left-handed...that's a whole other world! Just goes to show even 44 isn't too old to learn a new skill. I was the baby of the class the 1st week...most were in their 60s/70s!

Congrats on your accomplishment! Feels good, doesn't it? Jody

-- Jody (, March 09, 2002.

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