Monday, April 05, 2010

Tactile-Kinesthetic Learner

I've been experimenting with crochet and having a heck of a time with following the instructions. They aren't difficult, but I'm just stubborn and want to figure it all out on my own. I can do the first round with no problem. In the 2nd round, I get lost in the pattern and give up, ripping it all out. A friend of mine pointed me to Sew Mama Sew's post on the various types of learning styles. My crochet experience just made sense! I am a Tactile-Kinesthetic learner, meaning I like to jump in and experiment. My weak spot is that I don't fully understand the instructions before I just dive in.
Will this work for crochet? Not sure, but I'm going to keep on trying :)


Celestial said...

I've been crocheting since I was about 4 (well, that's when I was making chains all the time, the more detailed came a few years later). But I'm unsure if I could follow a pattern at all since I've only ever did my own thing.

I'm not sure if I could be a lot of help, but I'm certainly willing if you ever have any questions. Oh, and I'm sure there are dozens of good videos over on YouTube if that would help you at all.

Art2mis said...

I can let you do a few rows on whatever project I'm working on...I get lost occasionally too, but I find the counting to be soothing.