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« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2007 06:08:58 AM »

I have been crocheting since age 7. To learn I recommend starting with a yarn that is a medium range, bright color, and also it helps if it's acrylic yarn.  It won't get too fuzzy and it stretches a bit more than wool. 

crochet.about.com has some good stuff. (Start here:)

http://crochet.about.com/library/blbeginners.htm

And consider Debbie Stoller's book for crochet (Stitch and Bitch Crochet: the Happy Hooker).  I didn't learn to crochet from it, obviously, but I've heard people talking about how it was a good guide, and certainly her beginner's books for knitting are great.
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2007 08:22:55 AM »

OK.  I saw this pattern on several people and I have NO CLUE how to make it!  I tried looking it up on about but short of trial and error is this pattern just too difficult?

http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/cpatt16.htm

I want to take out the rolled brim and add a newsboy brim... I may just have to wait for Nilla's pattern!

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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2007 02:10:43 AM »

OK.  I saw this pattern on several people and I have NO CLUE how to make it!  I tried looking it up on about but short of trial and error is this pattern just too difficult?

http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/cpatt16.htm

I want to take out the rolled brim and add a newsboy brim... I may just have to wait for Nilla's pattern!

Keen

that hat's one of my favourites, but one thing i found when learning to crochet was to move on if a project if you aren't coping/gauging correctly and come back to it later!
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« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2007 02:46:42 PM »

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

Thanks for the kudos! Watching something being done has always been my way to learn, and hence the reason why I added the videos to my site. I'm glad they're helping you.

If you're reading a pattern that's fromthe UK, the idea stated above is excellent: make annotations in the margins for how to make each stitch. I'm sure that'll be a lifesaver and reduce frustration.
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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2007 06:41:55 PM »

Okay...so I am basically a newbie to crafting. I have minimal sewing skills, so imagine how elated I was when I decided to search on how to do different crafts: sewing, purses, knitting, crocheting, and etc. So, I have soaked up all of the wonderful information on here, especially with my newfound favorite craft knitting, but yet, I am still utterly and completely baffled by how to do crochet. No matter how long I practice and how hard I try to get the concept, I can't get it! I just wanted to fume and let out my frustration here.
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« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2007 06:44:21 PM »

WIP< Dont give up Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2007 07:05:56 PM »

 Kiss Aw...thanks!
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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2007 07:34:31 PM »

Here hun,
http://www.nexstitch.com/Tutorials.html
This is a great web site with videos.  I found that this is one of the best ways to learn.  Watching someone is far better than
"Insert hook blah blah blah" 
Hope this helps.
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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2007 08:10:38 PM »

O gosh! Thank you so much! I got my yarn and crochet needle, repeated the chain video 20 times and I finally got it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love these videos.
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« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2007 12:17:03 AM »

Well done you!  Crochet is great, wait till you get the hang of it and you'll see that it's WAY faster than knitting Cheesy

I too was a knitter who was desperate to learn crochet but just couldn't get the hang of it.  In the end I signed up for crochet classes at my LYS - all it took was someone to actually show me what to do and I picked it up straight away.  Now there is no stopping me.  Wish I'd known about those tutorial videos before though, it might have saved me a lot of money!
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