I began teaching granny shapes – circles, squares, flowers and more. It made me happy to create and to see the pleasure and delight it gave to my students. I went heart crazy around Valentine’s Day and gave everyone heart garlands. On Christmas I gave away snowflake ornaments (and some leftover hearts)!
I genuinely enjoy teaching because of the challenge it presents. The soon-won-success of turning a novice into a capable creator had me hooked (pun intended). For the record, some of my most challenging students have been experienced knitters. I think, as is the case for learning most new skills, you have to really want to learn how to crochet to get it. The first five to thirty minutes can be quite frustrating. How does one hold the hook, the yarn, keep the tension and still keep anything flowing freely? I promise, I will stay until you know how to create a piece of cloth. I’ve never had to stay past the three hours of my intro to crochet classes.
And often, my students come back for more.
If you’re in the bay area, you can find Liz teaching at A Verb for Keeping Warm, Busy Stix, and various special events around town. Follow her on Instagram @lkstitches.
Did you learn to crochet after being a knitter? How was the learning curve? Tell us your story in the comments!