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Dots and Diamonds- for the love of crochet

Got to love learning something new and let’s face it misery lives company! Today I went to my monthly class at Rumpelstiltskin Yarns in Sayville, NY. I am currently enrolled in crochet block of the month advanced. We have been working a color work or cable block for the last 8 months.

This is an amazing opportunity as many local yarn shops across the country have awesome knitting skills but sometimes lacks in the crochet department not this shop! This LYS rocks crocheting like none other. The shop owner Angela has been crocheting since she was really little and was doing blocks like this since she was 10. She can problem solve pretty much any problem and is so eager to teach others to crochet that her attitude is contagious!

Today was extra fun because the blocks have been getting harder and harder. The skill I think we really took home was not just how to do this particular stitch but how to read our stitches and let them tell us the story and tell us whats next.

As a crochet and knitwear instructor and designer, I believe this is a fundamental task that sets apart one stitcher then the next. If you understand what the stitches are achieving you can then predict what’s next and free yourself from your pattern.

My challenge to you is to try and let your stitches talk to you! Free your mind to think about what’s going on and you will see the pattern and free yourself from the physical pattern on the paper.

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