When you hear"Summertime Fun", what comes to mind first? Swimming? Beaches? Baseball? BBQ?
Rachel and I had fun of a different nature: We went to a Crochet course spread over six Tuesday afternoons at "The Perfect Blend" Yarn and Tea Shop in Saugerties, NY.
My daughter-in-law, Rachel, had learned how to crochet last summer and I did not have any more to teach her , so we signed up for a class given by Heidi Quick who used to work for the Lion Brand Company in Albany, NY.
Lucky us: We were the only two students and benefited from all her attention.
The first three classes were Basic Crochet and the last three (the last of which we had to re-schedule due to unforeseen circumstances) covered some more advanced techniques.
- how to keep straight edges,
- various basic crochet stitches,
- how to read a pattern,
- how to increase and decrease,
- crochet in the round,
- beginner granny square,
- the importance of gauge,
- how to change color when working stripes and
- four methods of seaming.
|Heidi (seated) explaining one of the seaming techniques to Rachel|
We finished two projects:
Click on the link for the free pattern.
|Kara added my picture to her pattern page; what honor!! :)|
and a simple hat :)