One of my best friends came to visit me recently and as we were watching tv a few hours before she had to go to the airport to fly back home, I asked her if she would like to learn how to crochet. Excitedly she said yes and wanted to make something blue.Well, lucky for her I had a whole tupperware bin stocked full of “blues” for her to choose from. ;)
I thought it would be easiest for her to learn to crochet using a thick, super chunky yarn with a big hook. So we dug through my “blues” bin and found 2 super chunky scrap balls to start with.
Learn How to Crochet – Single Crochet
Insert the hook into the work (second chain from hook on the starting chain), *yarn over and draw yarn through the work only.
One sc made. Insert hook into next stitch; repeat from *.
Yarn over again and pull the yarn through both loops on the hook.
See her progress…she’s getting pretty good!
I think teaching with a chunky yarn is key. Not only does it help you as the teacher point out where to insert the hook but it also helps the beginner see each stitch.
After getting practice with the super chunky yarn, we moved onto a size 4 yarn. Red Heart’s Super Saver is the perfect yarn to learn to crochet with and I thought a square coaster would be a good project to begin with. We didn’t go by and particular pattern…she just made a chain about the length of a typical square coaster then single crocheted for a few rows.
Share the fun and teach a friend to crochet! :)