The one thing I had most trouble with when learning to crochet was how to hold the yarn through my fingers. I kept trying to knit with it - like I was casting on.
It was during my one on one session with Rose from the Gembrook crafting group on Monday, that she showed me how to hold my thumb & index finger like pincers - they hold your work piece in place. Once I had mastered this, holding the yarn through the other fingers was much easier. But honestly, it does take practice and by the end of my first flower I was cramping!
I have a long way to go but I'm a wee bit excited with the result of my first few flowers (pictured above)
Here's a few cute little flower patterns for you to try.