Someone that I know asked me 2 weeks ago if I could help her make a crochet scarf. The pattern was in chart form, which I had never done before. So I needed to learn how to read a chart. Also she wanted to invite a few friends with various crochet skills to the get together. The scarf pattern is made up of several floral motifs in fingering yarn with a small crochet hook. Since the pattern was for a single floral motif, I thought that it would be easier to make coasters using worsted weight yarn and a larger hook. After they get the hang of it, then they could move on to the smaller hook and yarn. The above picture was taken before we got started. I was working on a scrubby while I waited. There were 3 ladies, one who did not know how to crochet, one who was rusty and wanted to make a granny square blanket, and the one who organized the get together. I showed the one lady who was new to crochet how to chain and single crochet, and she practiced doing that. It was a nice morning crocheting with these ladies.
I had made two cotton versions of the motif before the get together today.
I'm working on a different version of the red scrubby that I made the other day, but this time with the white Christmas cotton yarn. There is a sparkly silver thread that is in it.
Single crochet (sc) in the center / first chain 8 times
Double crochet (dc) in each stitch two times for two rounds
Sc in every stitch 2 times for one round
Sc in every stitch 3 times for the remaining rounds.