Hello all! Such a lovely sunny day outside, I hope it's as pleasant where you are :)
I thought today I'd ask if there's anybody reading who crochets left handed? I'm visiting home soon and my mum has asked if when I do I could teach her to crochet...
Now, we've tried this before and kind of failed because she's left handed and I use my right. I attempted to switch hands to demonstrate, but I'm far from ambidextrous and just couldn't work it out. When my mum tried to follow me, it felt just as odd for her to use her right hand as it did for me to use my left. We sort of bumbled through how to chain and then gave up...
I've since watched a few videos on youtube (which we don't have access to at home) and I think I understand the idea behind it. I used the videos to make the following step by step guides to give to mum. I thought I'd share here in case they're of use to anyone else too :) (The first is a guide to chaining, and the second is for an American single crochet. Click on either picture to make larger).
I'm still working on the hdc, the dc and the trc but I'll share those too once they're done :)
I'm hoping these will help my mum to learn. But if you have any tips to share - whether you're left or right handed - about how best to set about teaching someone something new, I'm all ears!
Until next time