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staysha
« on: December 22, 2004 09:42:37 AM »

Hi there:

I have a very flimsy hold on some basic crochet skills, but my friend has suckered me into giving her a tutorial on basic crocheting.  Any suggestions on a quick and easy project we could make?
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2004 11:39:47 AM »

A scarf or something small would be a good first project.
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xmelinda
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2004 11:52:36 AM »

I taught my sister to crochet recently and in no time at all she was able to complete this favorite, and tells me she has now made several for friends:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=8300.0

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ilovepaper
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2004 12:25:48 PM »

I can whip up a (double stitch?) scarf using a really big hook, eyelash yarn and a matching regular yarn (as a stabalizer) in about an hour. I would consider myself a fast crocheter, so I would imagine you could finish it in less than 2. I don't use any pattern, I just chain stitch the width that I like and double stitch the rest until it's a long as I want. You end up with a really fluffy lightweight scarf in no time.
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Jennickell
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2004 12:53:56 PM »

I made about 5 scarfs in one day using eyelash and another contrasting color of a regular yarn (hot pink eyelash with black looks so cool). I used the Q hook and made it about 7 stiches across and I just kept going till it looked long enough. Using the Q goes so quickly and they look just as good as the fuzzy scarfs you can buy at the stores!
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2004 01:44:28 PM »

I made about 5 scarfs in one day using eyelash and another contrasting color of a regular yarn (hot pink eyelash with black looks so cool). I used the Q hook and made it about 7 stiches across and I just kept going till it looked long enough. Using the Q goes so quickly and they look just as good as the fuzzy scarfs you can buy at the stores!

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The white eyelash looks great with lavender too....or any other pastel really.
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Parilla
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2004 04:39:36 PM »

You could try making a scarf with a funky fringe.  If you make the body of the scarf out of something bulky but smooth, that'll give her time to get used to crocheting without the added confusion of not being able to see exactly where the stitches are.  Then, when she's experienced, she could take a smaller hook and work a few inches at each end with something nifty and fun, like eyelash or fur.
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