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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2007 11:50:03 PM »

I found a great site to get me started....

and just done my first chain  Grin...but stuck now, it will make a cute scarf for a mouse hahaha.

I need to get some brighter wool, I started with black and can't see the stitches very well.  Also it seems to get very tight and hard to pull the stitch though, I don't think I am holding it properly either hahaha

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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2007 11:52:45 PM »

just how helpful are you miss pocketwatch!?!  You should be excited, you learned something awesome today
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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2007 12:08:14 AM »

I don't have a problem with the chain stitch, its what comes AFTER that I mess up on lol
Kitty, I would DEF' use a lighter colour yarn! I bought a ball of chunky cream yarn and a pretty big hook to get me started. I need to be able to see what I'm doing  Smiley
 I did seem to have it down once and was hooking away happily untilI realised it was getting narrower and narrower as I went along  Huh
another thing I'm not sure I'm doing right is where I stick the hook through the stitch below.
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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2007 01:08:21 AM »

http://www.powderroom.net/page.php?pageID=390&title=Crochet  this is pretty good for non technical terminology!
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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2007 01:54:22 AM »

Yep thats a great sight Ty Funky
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2007 03:44:02 AM »

hi guys,
i only learned how to crochet about 4 months or so ago!
what i recommend is, read the crochet FAQs on this forum, there's lots of tutorials as to how to do the stitches and stuff! that's how i learned it. it's easy once you get started, believe me! Smiley
if you need any more help or advice, feel free to pm me.
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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2007 03:52:07 AM »

I learned by a book i got at walmart for beginner crocheters Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2007 05:37:02 AM »

google lionbrand and they have teach ur self online thingys--

http://learntocrochet.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=113

oh and lotsa free patterns
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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2007 05:53:24 AM »

And, whenever you're trying to learn a new stitch or technique, www.nexstitch.com has video clips you can follow along with for just about every crochet technique I can think of... and then some. Plus, she talks in crochet pattern terms as she works the stitch, so you'll pick up on how to read patterns as you learn the techniques. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2007 06:04:01 AM »

Ladies--- www.nexstitch.com is your answer. Watch and listen as she demonstrates each stitch and technique. Fabulous.

Zaftig--- if you are starting with American patterns, consider going ahead and learning from this American site (nexstitch) while just remembering that your country uses different names for the same techniques. Concentrate on learning how to DO the stitches, maybe, and then get yourself some UK patterns and just make notes on them so that you will do the stitches correctly. I think after a couple of UK patterns that you should have the stitch names down pat as long as you've kept in mind that the American names were not the only names for them. The reason I suggest this is after I learned American-style (I'm American) I picked up on the British lingo so I could use UK patterns I was interested in. I just made notes in the margins to remind me of the differences. And, of course, the system you use most is the one that will stick in your mind, so I don't think (hopefully) that an American start would forever hobble you in use of patterns published on your side of the big pond. I just haven't found a UK site with the stitch videos, and they are so helpful.
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