Sunday, March 22, 2009

Learn to Crochet - Lesson 1 - Philosophy

At least 3 people have told me that they would like to learn how to crochet. I love LOVE to crochet. So, I decided to make an attempt to teach it on my blog! LOL! We will see how this goes.

Lesson 1 - The Philosophy of Crocheting

Crocheting is meditation. It is a peaceful and repetitive process. While crocheting, you should feel your stress lift away. You should feel calm and peaceful. You should eventually come to a level where you can work on a project without counting stitches, and letting your mind fly and wander in lovely ways.

If you are struggling- stop.

If you are feeling the yarn pulling, or feeling tight - stop.

If you fear you are not doing it right - stop.

Take a breath. Just be with it. Make the needed adjustments. Review instructions. Try something different. Relax.

Crocheting is peaceful. You must allow yourself the space to receive this peace.

Are you ready?



chahraana said...

Thanks so much. I learned crochet from french magazines.I love American and english vintage potholders and a lot of other items, but the difficulty to do them is that in général they have no charts. patterns are letters written. So your lessons made it easy for me. I know I have to "brush up on" it but it is so much easier for me. thanks a great deal.

Angelica said...

Awesome!!! I love crocheting - and have since I was a young one in Catholic School ... for me it's definitely a meditation, and it keeps my hands away from snacks! Can't eat while crocheting!!