I don't think I mentioned that while I was home in the US that I started to teach my younger sister's step daughter Bekky to crochet. We first attempted last year when I was home in June and I did not do a very good job.! Bekky asked my sister if I would show her how again when I was home this summer, and of course I said YES!!!!!
This time I came home with some colored plastic hooks in different sizes and I bought a Children's Crochet book which had pictures for both right and left handers since Bekky is left handed.
We sat down one day together and I showed Bekky the basics of chaining and a simple single crochet in a loop so that she could finish the first item in the book, loopy flowers. We ended up teaching her right handed as that was more comfortable for her!
Here is a picture of Bekky and her FIRST finished item:
Being a creative and resourceful child, she quickly saw that she could attach the starting and closing ends and create a necklace! Sorry that the picture is not the best of the flower - it actually turned out very well, but in the picture its fallen partially closed.
Bekky left me a comment on my Lighthouse Cloth that she has been practicing the flowers! Keep up the practice Bekky and when I am home for Christmas we will sit down again and go farther in the book!