The student-teacher ratio was great -- at my table: three students, two instructors.
I wasn't sure how many crochet stitches and techniques absolute beginners could learn in a few hours.
A lot, as it turned out.
We covered all the basic stitches -- and a few variations -- in back-and-forth and circular crochet.
As a kid, I taught myself to crochet from a book. But since then, I've learned from other crocheters, YouTube videos, yarn company websites, crochet websites, books, magazines, patterns, Craftsy.com and Ravelry.com.
I think my favorite way to learn/teach crochet techniques, though, is with a person sitting by my side or across a table from me.
Here are a couple of upcoming opportunities in San Antonio if you've always wanted to learn to crochet:
* The Alamo Rows Crochet Guild meets the second Saturday of every month (except December) from 1-3 at the Hobby Lobby on West and Bitters. There's always a lesson after the business meeting.
* And the Central Library is presenting a Knit Out & Crochet, Too event from 9-2 on Saturday, Sept. 21. All materials are provided.