This summer I decided to work through a recommended book (by Debbie Stoller) and am re-learning, from scratch, by swatching through the pages.
chain stitch, single crochet, turning chain, gauge, slip stitch, half-double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, double-triple crochet, triple-triple crochet
increasing, decreasing, crocheting a circle, chart reading, bobble stitch, granny square, shell stitch (picture below) and many more stitches
While crocheting I'm remembering other crafts from those college years:
- hook rugs
- wool punch wall hangings
- hairpin lace
- throwing clay pots
- opening bell bottom seams to insert sections of brocade or calico for super-wide bells
- free-form embroidery of flowers, vines, symbols on jeans, peasant tops - anything you could stick a needle and thread through
- headbands (worn across forehead) of leather or fabric with dangle ties in the back
Thinking back ... most of us who did all the above were so into the process - the experience - the moment - that we didn't give much thought to keeping it.