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Monday, March 28, 2011

I Passed

For the past several months I have been working on the Certified Crochet Instructor Program through the Craft Yarn Council.

I'm pleased to let you know that I have officially passed  Part I which consisted of four lessons and numerous swatches.  The first four lesson covered beginning crochet. The concepts and techniques covered included the foundation chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, front and back loops , and increases and decreases for both single crochet and double crochet.

Textured stitches included: crochet ribs, clusters, popcorns, ripples, square and hexagon motifs.

My most challenging assignment was to create a beginner spiral project. I designed a ski hat, which I shared in an earlier blog post.

My assigned reviewer, Barb Van Elsen, provided a phone critique of my work to this point. She was pleased with the swatches that I submitted. She offered words of encouragement and several good teaching tips for teaching beginning crochet.

Now it is onward and upward to complete  the second half of the program which covers teaching intermediate crochet.  I'm well on my way. I  am working on  lesson seven and will be sharing those swatches with you in this blog as soon as I have them completed.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lesson Six

I'm still working through the Craft Yarn's Council Certified Crochet instructors program. I just finished lesson six which covered
  • between stitches
  • around the post stitches
  • multi-color crochet using three different techniques
    • carried yarn method
    • woven yarn method
    • crossed yarn method  (otherwise known as intarsia)
I'm still waiting to hear back on  lesson's one through four.  Six lessons down, two more to go!
Swatches for lesson #6, Intarsia, between stitches, carrying multi-colors and post stitches