One of the great things about teaching is that the teacher learns right along with the students. I have now completed thee of the four scheduled beginner crochet classes. I have six true beginners. I want to share with you several things that I discovered to help my beginner crocheters.
- Beginners tend to crochet "tight" so have students use a size or two bigger hook to make their starting chain.
- Beginners can have a problem finding the first and the last single crochet stitch in a row. Use a safety pin, or a length of yarn (contrasting color) or a commercial stitch marker to mark the beginning and ending single crochet stitches, moving the marker up on each row. This was a big help to my beginner students.
- Encourage beginners to "count" their stitches often making sure they are working even and not increasing or decreasing accidentally.