We began by learning the chain stitch, followed by the double crochet and treble. It took me a good while to feel comfortable doing a treble stitch and I started a granny square. A granny square isn't too hard as it's really just 3 trebles, chain, 3 trebles, chain and then you add two chain to each corner. If this doesn't make sense to you, I suggest youtube. I'm not a huge fan of the colour but am hoping to add some other colours and make a giant granny square.
The main project of the retreat was to make an infinity scarf which is a scarf with one twist that shows no beginning or end. It's my first finished crochet product and although it's not perfect- I do feel proud that I made it myself...especially since I took so long just to get the hang of the chain stitch.
While the colour choices of the wool provided were not really my colours, I hope to improve my skills and then I can make all kinds of beautiful things...
There is just so much inspiration out there and now I have some contacts to call too when I get stuck.