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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.


  1. I am interested in this certification - I really think it would be a great accomplishment with my crochet.

  2. Cris, Go for it for a couple of reasons. One is the personal accomplishment of "doing it", the other is as you said the certification looks good if you want to lead crochet classes yourself. I know a lot of people teach crochet without the certification, but it is like having the Good Housekeeping stamp of approval on your skills.

    Part of the reason I started this blog is to encourage others to pursue their own crochet dreams. Let me know if you decide to do it.