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My crochet lessons diary week 9

Lesson 9: November 2nd, 2022

No earthquake this time. Thank God! We did get the beginning of a tropical cyclone. Yikes! There was some upside down working = a great solution for those who tend to skip the last stitches of rows. One of the girls wasn’t in attendance today cause she just got back from a national Catholic bible and singing competition with a gold medal ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

I would have typed this post right after the lesson or yesterday but on Wednesday I went to church for the All Souls Day mass. Can’t miss that of course. And then yesterday I had my laptop ready but my wrists were hurting too much from crocheting way too much. I wear wrist supports when needed but pay the time the pain was gone, I was loooong gone to dreamland. I have this thing where I fall asleep the minute I use a blanket (even in the day time ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ). Great when I need to sleep but not so great when I was planning to type a new post for my blog ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

And fyi: last week there was no lesson because of some state exams on computers…

My student won gold!

One of my girls wasn’t in attendance because she and a large group of people from church had just gotten back from a Catholic bible and singing competition. The choir was amazing!!!!!! It’s great to see my friends up on that stage singing so beautifully. If you would like to see them, click here to watch it. The first song is really nicely done but the second one (which starts half way the video is my favorite). I won’t be sharing the video in which my students is for privacy reasons of course. She is after all a child. I’ll share the link when I get permission from the school and her parents.

Anyway, she had just gotten back and was too tired to attend school that day. I bet she wanted to come though and show that gold medal she won ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„.

Working upside down

The girls who are still working on their little coin purse are making a simple envelope shaped coin purse. That start at the straight side and then at the end make the triangular shaped piece of the ‘envelope’. I have 2 students who for some reason still skip the last stitch of every row. They showed me their work. It was beautifully done actually, if you don’t pay attention to the skip stitches at the end…. I didn’t want them to have to start over again so I had them work upside down = START with the triangular part of the envelope and then when they get to having only 1 stitch left, yarn off, attach yarn to row one and then work on the rectangular part of the envelope shape. This allowed them to keep their work. Problem fixed ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

The other girls

They were still working on their little coin purse. Most of them just simply crochet single stitches back and forth. Then they come to me to ask me to count their stitches. Sometimes they get to continue, sometimes they have to start over with their row. But all are doing well. There are no more really bad looking single crochet stitches. 2 girls will be done soon and start on their little octopus. One girl who is already working on her octopus, managed to finish it at home with the pattern I gave her to take home. She forgot to bring it though and so I have no picture of her octopus yet.

The next project

As I just said, 1 girl already finished her octopus. Next week I’ll have her start on something else. A little heart would be nice. It’s a simple heart and perfect for a keychain. It will involve 2 magic ring but with my very very easy simplified magic ring method (see video below), 2 magic rings won’t be a problem at all for her. Click here to go to a step by step tutorial for my simplified magic ring.

crochet heart keychain
This is the heart key chain the girl will be learning to make. Click here to go to that pattern.
A tropical cyclone

As I said at the beginning of this post, there is a tropical cyclone coming. That’s basically a hurricane with a fancy name. Right now we have the very outside of the storm with lots of rain but nothing really bad. They predict we will get only the outside of the storm. But we all know predictions can be wrong. If the storm turns towards Australia (those poor people ๐Ÿ˜ณ) too late, then we’ll get worse than just the outside of the storm. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope it doesn’t come to that.

That’s it for this week. See you next week ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ
Sofie Julien Versluys
Sofie Julien Versluys

Was born in Belgium but moved to Indonesia as a child. Have been living here ever since. I absolutely LOVE crochet and knitting. I made this blog to help others get to the same level as me. And to make sure people have a place to come to with questions. Even the very beginner questions. Go ahead and ask me!

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