|Many of these cords were created after watching videos from|
the crochet masters at Sheruknittingcom. I am hoping to turn
them into lanyards to use for my keys and ID at school.
The power of YouTube to promote crochet as both an art and craft is potent. In the past, the only way to really learn how to crochet well was to have a relative or friend available and patient enough to show you. In my view, crochet abilities grow over the course of years, sort of like learning to read or write. The more time you spend with the hook in you hand, the better you get. When I was a teacher of young readers and writers, I used a workshop instructional model to build a child's strategic knowledge, motivation, and stamina for reading because I knew that the more children were engaged in the process of reading and writing, the more capable they became. Just like developing readers need books in their hands, fledgling crocheters need hooks in their hands. Watching YouTube made my crochet development possible. As a learner, if I had to rely strictly on books or written instructions, I would have given up. In fact, watching videos and listening to explanations