Trying to Learn to Crochet

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  1. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    I'm trying to learn how to crochet.

    I'm looking for some pointers and good tutorial sources.

    I also want to point out that I'm a lefty.
     
  2. NoHio

    NoHio Well-Known Member Staff Member Trader Group Moderator

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    I taught myself to crochet from a book from the craft store (I couldn't find it online to show you). It's been awhile though, so I'd have to re-learn it now. I made this blue blanket for my niece a couple of years ago. I only know some basics; I can't do anything complicated, just straight lines. I also didn't really learn how to add new yarn, I just used a big 1 lb. skein for the blanket.
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    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    My friend showed me a few things, but I think I'm still making mistakes with the basic stitching. I also haven't gotten comfortable holding the needle. I'm pulling the yard over the hook instead of letting the hook do the work.

    I want to learn how to make scarfs and pot holders to start off with. Then down the road I want to learn to make cute hats, shawls, and socks. Maybe even a blanket.

    That is if, I can learn. LOL.

     
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    NoHio Well-Known Member Staff Member Trader Group Moderator

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    I found the book on Amazon. You may or may not be getting a small package in a couple of days. ;) It does have left-handed instructions.
     
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    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    Wow! That is so cool. If it is a may, then thanks so much.

     
  6. ifaith2

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    I actually taught my mom to crochet (she's a lefty, I'm a righty). I was able to pick up the basics on youtube, but a friend taught me something that helped me to become a much better crocheter. That the key in crocheting is making sure that your stitches are loose enough that you can find them later. I have a How to...thing I can send you that might help, but it is too large to post on here - so PM and I will e-mail it to you.

    Melissa
     
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    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    This is what I've accomplished so far with learning to crochet. (Sorry the pic is kinda blurry, my camera is acting wonky!)
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    Despite the camera issues - it looks great! Happy crocheting!
     
  9. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    Yeah, my camera no longer likes me. LOL.

    I'm now working on a very, very, very basic scarf. Just solid color with the same exact stitching as in the dish towel.

    Btw can I make a rug with just the basic stitching like what I've been doing?

     
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    I like to use the youtube videos for crocheting, great videos, you can pause it and I love making rag rugs and plarn rugs using bread bags and other plastics bags.
     
  11. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    I want to try making a very, very basic rug. Do I just basically make my stitches in the shape of a rug? Is there anything else I need to do to make a rug?
     
  12. summertina

    summertina Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    i've been crocheting since i was little... start with a basic stitch like single or double crochet. Try a baby blanket or an afgan. Its very nice like meditation! I also do beading. I have a lifetime supply of beads!
     

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