When you know how to stay focused and recover from distractions, you can eliminate the frustrations of learning.
It may seem a little crazy to teach the topic of staying focused but humor me for just a minute (40 to be exact). We live in a world that’s full of wonderful and not so wonderful distractions. This is okay for us to pivot around when we’re doing something that we already know how to do – cooking dinner, laundry, our work routine – but it’s detrimental to our success when pairing distractions with a new learning venture.
I’m going to give you the excuse to crochet everyday or at least a few times every week! Doing so will make sure that you’re on the road to meeting your goal – learning how to read patterns and/or diagrams. Throughout our session today, I’ll share with you three very important things you must know in order to put all the skills we’ve learned to use. I’ll share strategies I use to stay focused when I’m working on projects, how to get help when you need it and how to get back on track when you do get pulled away.
Staying focused is step seven of our Master Crochet Patterns segment. I’ve set out on this long journey (seven weeks) to help you learn to read crochet patterns because I know how finally “getting it” will make you feel. We couldn’t learn everything there is to know about patterns in one episode so I’m breaking it down into seven. Yes, I need that much time to explain it in a way that will finally make sense to you. I’m calling it the Master Crochet Patterns segment and it is a wonderful way to jump start the B.hooked Podcast and supplement the B.hooked Crochet website.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
I know so many of you struggle reading patterns and that can limit your creativity, success and overall enjoyment of crocheting. Patterns are a huge part of what we do and we must learn to be fluent in this language. Crochet diagrams are no exception. The more you crochet, the more you will come into contact with them.
Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to listen to me share everything I know about staying focused and staying on track!
There are no links for this week’s session, just good old fashioned learning. If you’re tuning in first to this episode, I really think you’ll benefit from listening to the other sessions! Here’s a list of the Master Crochet Patterns podcast episodes:
- Four Ingredients to Success: Part One
- Four Ingredients to Success: Part Two
- Deciphering the Diagram Code
- Understanding Repeats
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Special thanks to our sponsor, Red Heart Yarn for allowing me to teach you these very important concepts about reading crochet patterns.