Ever since I started selling yarns, a lot of people had been asking me to give a workshop and to teach them to crochet. I had always been hesitant to do it because I knew that I was no expert. However, there were times, when I had just finished a project, that I truly felt the need to share the joy of crocheting.
At those times, I wished that every person could feel my happiness for having finished a project. The sense of accomplishment and the almost therapeutic effect of crochet to people.
During this pandemic, time has suddenly become available. And more than ever, I have felt the need to impart the joy of crocheting. I have even received text messages from random strangers asking me to teach them to crochet. I finally decided to make crochet video tutorials that beginners can watch and learn from. In my heart, I hoped that everyone who had the desire to learn to crochet can learn through this videos that I made.
I planned to release one video a week as it takes so much time to shoot and edit one video. I hope that it would be enough to inspire someone out there to take up crocheting. For now, I have published in my YouTube Channel and Facebook Page two videos for absolute beginners.
In the First Episode, I wanted to teach a beginner how to properly hold the yarn and hook in their hands. The proper hand positions are very important for painless and joyful crocheting. Holding the yarn or hook wrong could lead to very painful hands that could , in the long run, turn into hand injuries. Next, is the Slipknot and the Foundation Chain. A lot of crocheters know that these very first steps are the most important to learn. In my experience, a lot of newbie crocheters that want to learn how to crochet will become discouraged when they can’t make the Slipknot or when their Foundation Chains are too loose or too tight. I was hoping that my instructions can help them get past these first steps of crocheting.
For the Second Episode, I wanted to teach how to make the most basic stitch – The Single Crochet.
In the following weeks, I would be uploading more video instructions for newbie crocheters. If you’re interested to learn how to crochet or if you know someone who needs a hobby or a source of income, or just something to do to keep sane – please lead them to my Facebook Page ‘Gantsilyo Baguio’ or my YouTube channel. Learning to crochet can be so rewarding. I would know because I have been benefiting from its wonderful effects to my well-being. Light and love! ~ Cynthia