Lila Gaertner's Education Portfolio

"Education is a journey, not a race"


May 17, 2017

Ready, Set, Crochet!


Well, it has taken me a while to decide what I have want to do for my learning project, but I have finally decided to learn and teach myself how to crochet. My mom actually tried to teach me how to crochet once when I was very little, but I think that since I was only 11 years old, I was not patient enough to learn how to crochet. Then when I was 20, I was taught a bit of the basics of crocheting from my friend Briana whom I had met at school, but again, I was not very successful in sticking with it and trying new things. I was however, successful in a way because I was able to learn how to make a double crochet square (Whatever that means! Haha!). So, now that it is five years later, I am willing and eager to pick up some new yarn and crochet hooks to learn more about crocheting.

I am hoping that by the end of this learning project, I will be able to read and understand crochet labels/patterns, know the crochet abbreviations, and be able to create multiple projects such as: wash cloths, bookmarks, headbands, and a baby blanket for my sister by using the different crochet patterns (single, double, triple, etc.). Stay tuned as I learn more about crocheting and post about my crocheting learning project. 🙂

Joining Feedly


Well, I signed up and joined an RSS reader called Feedly. The process was pretty easy to sign up because I just joined my Feedly account with my Google account. As I was searching around on my new account, I decided to follow several blogs such as: The Edublogger, Beauty That Counts, Lifehacker, Etsy Blog, Crochet in Color, TED Education, and ED News. All of these seemed to interest me because I am interested in education, Mary Kay make up, life hacks, Etsy/DIY crafts, and crocheting. I think I will follow more blogs as I go, but for now I will stick with these. To find all of these topics I simply used the Feedly search engine to find the different blogs that had topics that interested in. I believe that the Education blogs that I will read on Feedly will really help me as I expand my knowledge and wisdom of Education.

One blog that I found was called “Crochet” and it had a post called “Dainty White Belt“. I found that this was a post that caught my eye because I want to learn how to crochet for my learning project for my ECMP 355 class. While looking at this crochet post, it redirected me to another website, which then told me the step by step process of how to crochet the twisty belt. The post also included pictures of each step to make the belt. Right now, this belt looks difficult for me to learn, but I think that once I start with the basics, I will be able to learn the crochet abbreviations and then I will know how to take the simple steps by reading the pattern or label to then create the final product. I believe that this blog overall will help me with my learning project, by providing me with simple step by step instructions on how to crochet, so I look forward to starting my learning process.

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