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Subject: Learning how to crochet?
Date Posted: 9/3/2007 12:50 AM ET
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I'm about to quit smoking I need something to keep my hands busy. I would love to learn how to crochet. I know how to make a chain, & the a row, but that's about all. Does that make sense? Are there an easy to understand begginer books or websites for learning?  Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 7:51 PM ET
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What I'd do is go to a local craft store and find a crochet mag with patterns that you like. They are usually rated by level of difficulty. Look in the back of the mag, or the index, to see if they have a basic instruction section. Most of them do.

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 6:19 PM ET
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Thank you! :)
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 7:01 PM ET
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Toni,  Knitting and crocheting was what I did at the first of the year when I quit smoking.  Here are three website that I like for patterns and ideas

 http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com

http://www.e-patternscentral.com/

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/



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Date Posted: 9/12/2007 5:19 PM ET
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HI, found a crocheting video at the local library.  It is great!  Helped me learn!

Date Posted: 10/11/2007 2:58 PM ET
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That's so great that you found a video.  I know in my case I needed to have someone show me how to single crochet before I quite grasped it.  But after that I was able to take what I know and work out new patterns and stitches myself.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:36 AM ET
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crochetville.org is a great forum about it.

http://www.myhq.com/public/c/r/crochetpoet/ best pattern site on the web for crocheting :)

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 11:00 AM ET
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Go on the internet & put crochet in your search box & you will find complete directions & pictures of how to crochet & also patterns. I know how to crochet, but sometimes I forget certain stiches or better ways to do things & I have found a great deal of information that way.  Allison

Date Posted: 10/31/2007 11:59 PM ET
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 I second the crochetville.org forum.

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 12:09 PM ET
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i taught myself using Crochet: Learn to Crochet Six Great Projects (Klutz)

it's extremely easy to follow with very simple, very clear illustrations and photos. i highly recommend it, as well as "thirding" the crochetville.org forums! good luck!

 

 

edited because i can't spell.



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Date Posted: 11/2/2007 1:01 PM ET
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amanda, thanks for that link to the pattern site! i bookmarked it - i can't believe how many patterns they have listed!! thanks again.

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 1:01 PM ET
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amanda, thanks for that link to the pattern site! i bookmarked it - i can't believe how many patterns they have listed!! thanks again.

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 10:58 AM ET
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I keep having trouble when I turn, knowing where the first stitch is...sounds weird but it's not looking right..sigh...I finally got a pattern on the wrapper of the stuff walmart sells or  used to sell that had a lacey pattern where you do 5 then there's an 'x' made so I can count to 5...sigh...embarrassing...I wanna do some ripples and I kept getting off and had a mess... :-( plus Idon't hold the  hook 'righ'..my grandma taught me a basic knitting stitch and that's how I hold the hook too..just doesn't feel right the other way for some reason...

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 5:55 PM ET
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I have the book Crocheting and Knitting for dummies. this has helped me alot.