Crochet Lessons for Thee – NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 19


A picture from when I started to learn Crochet.

Crochet Lessons for Thee

Yarn over finger, Hook in hand,
A lesson in crochet, thou shalt have.
Begin with the slip knot, now make a loop,
Put the hook into the loop, Pull the tail in,
And tighten the loop through.

‘ch’, thou ask? ‘It’s chaining’ I say,
Lets start off with a long line of chains.
Hook still in the loop, Pull the yarn in,
And make a tiny loop.
With thy hook in the new one,
Repeat all the way through.

‘What’s next?’ thou ask, ‘sc’ I say,
Still confused? worry not,
It is the simple Single Crochet.
Begin a line of chains for now,
At the end, ch, and put the hook in,
The second chain from the hook.
Yarn over thine hook, And pull thy yarn in,
Thine sc is done, with thy hook still in the loop.
‘Repeat!’ I say, till thy get the length thou hast desired so.

‘Is there more?’ thou ask, tired from the strain,
Of putting the hook in the next chain,
Like magic it grows small and big,
Randomly one thinks, before thou canst even blink.
‘Oh Yes, there is!’, I say with glee,
For what is more fun, then torturing thee.

‘dc Next,’ I explain, ‘Double Crochet’.
Again thou must start and make a chain,
At the end, ch 2 , And insert the hook,
Into the second ch from the hook.
Yarn over thine hook, and pull it in,
And thou hast two loops on thine hook.
Now it is important, take notice now!
Yarn over the hook, and pull through both the loops.
And now it is done, double crochet is fun.

‘Next..’ I start, when thou stop me.
‘Enough for today.. I need to practice’, thou say to me,
I think and I nod and I say to thee
‘Tis enough for today, But thou must practice for even more days’,
For too much of this and verily so,
Thy finger would get tired of all this and more.
And as I so love to say,
There is always tomorrow for doing more.


NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 19

The prompt was

Many years ago, “didactic” poetry was very common – in other words, poetry that explicitly sought to instruct the reader in some kind of skill or knowledge, whether moral, philosophical, or practical. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that focuses on a practical skill. Hopefully, you’ll be able to weave the concrete details of the action into a compelling verse. Also, your “practical” skill could be somewhat mythological, imaginary, or funny, like “How to Capture a Mermaid” or “How to Get Your Teenager to Take Out the Garbage When He Is Supposed To.” Happy writing!

I picked crochet since that is just another thing which I love to do. I am not sure if the instructions are understandable to a person who is not used to crochet.. but oh well… can’t do anything about it now 🙂

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