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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2007 06:29:50 PM »

I got a book from Leisure Arts called 'Cool Stuff Teach Me To Crochet' it shows right and left handed crochet and it has cool patterns which I never did any of them but it is a cool book. I also had this book I got from Wal-Mart called I think it was 'I Taught Myself To Crochet' and it has hooks G-K and a afghan hook, some sticth holders, needles and some other stuff but to me it was worth the $11 on sale price to me.
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2007 08:56:10 PM »

I also had this book I got from Wal-Mart called I think it was 'I Taught Myself To Crochet' and it has hooks G-K and a afghan hook, some sticth holders, needles and some other stuff but to me it was worth the $11 on sale price to me.

I think this is the name of the kit I learned by. It wasn't the greatest, but it was an awesome starter kit.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2007 09:02:11 PM »

Mine was like that, too... with all the hooks, etc.
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2007 09:11:37 PM »

I sort of had to relearn how to crochet about five years ago (Mom taught me how to chain and I never got past that). Michael's had a booklet called "Learn to Crochet in 10-20-30 minutes" that was pretty good. In literally 30 minutes I was doing single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch and half double crochet. I also got a Susan Bates starter hook set and a skein of cheapie cotton yarn. Made lots of dishcloths and potholders.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2007 05:52:50 PM »

I got a book at walmart called teach myself to crochet and I did alot of google searches
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2007 10:39:03 PM »

Hi!

I have been looking at all the lovely things people are making on here and am desperate to learn how to crochet. I bought my first hook and wool yesterday and I am just kind of....well looking at it wondering where to start! Does anyone fancy being my tutor (I pick things up quite quickly...honest!) or if anyone knows of a good beginners guide.

Many thanks

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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2007 11:15:20 PM »

oh me too, me too!!  I so want to learn even just to crochet cute little animals for the DD.
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2007 11:24:03 PM »

I am shocking myself with how presumptuous I'm being as I only learned to crochet today:

http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_cr.php3 is where I went, it's the first one if you do a google search. I didn't understand the diagrams but the text was understandable.

I am too excited by crocheting not to put this:

First make a slipknot! If you twist yarn into a loop like a cancer ribbon and pull a second loop through also and then tighten the cancer loop you have a slip knot. It's exactly like a regular knot if instead of pulling the whole tail through you only pull it part way and then tighten.

Then you make a lot more slip knots through the first one but use the hook to help you. Stick the hook through the slipknot and wrap the yarn around the hook and then pull the hook through the slipknot and tighten the new loop. After you do that several times comes the really, really counter intuitive part. You turn the work around, skip one loop (a chain I think it is called), stick the hook through the next loop, and do the wrapping pulling procedure again, except you do it to both of the loops on the needle, not just the front one.

(I'm sorry. I should leave you alone. You are the second person today that I told this to, Undecided the first was my dad and as props I used my fingers as yarn and a fork for the hook. I am really excited.)
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2007 11:31:26 PM »

so i want to learn how to crochet more than a scarf, but i just cant understand the crocheting books. so does anyone know a site that can help me learn how to make things like hats etc without all the big terms? i may be dumb in understanding the terms but i have noone to show me how to do various things in the crocheting world.
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2007 11:35:24 PM »


(I'm sorry. I should leave you alone. You are the second person today that I told this to, Undecided the first was my dad and as props I used my fingers as yarn and a fork for the hook. I am really excited.)

YAY!!! way to go PocketWatch  Grin Grin Grin spread the word!!

I bought a couple of "teach yourself" books from the charity shop...and STILL can't get the hang of hooking  Sad
I don't think it helps that there's a difference in the UK/US translations a SC to me is something different to a SC in the US ...and most of the freebie patterns I've come across are American (but thats REALLLLLY getting ahead of myself)

Good luck Kitty with finding someone to help you out  Smiley
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