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« on: May 11, 2008 08:15:57 PM »

Hi

I am new to crocheting, very new, as in I have no skills whatsoever.  I would like to teach myself to crochet and was wondering if anyone could suggest some books for extreme beginners.  Please let me know.  Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008 09:20:47 PM »

I suggest Stitch and Bitch: The Happy Hooker.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008 08:16:42 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008 10:09:13 AM »

I found a really nice one at Half-Price Books. It's called Cozy Crochet. That and the Cool Girl's Guide to Crochet was really helpful for me.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008 08:13:48 PM »

Also, check out the lionbrand website--instructions for free!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008 05:48:34 AM »

Crocheting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti was great for me (also her knitting book ), as well as SnB Happy Hooker. I use Crochet Cabana http://crochetcabana.com/ all the time and Lion Brand is another good site.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008 08:57:40 AM »

when i had to relearn to crochet i used the crochet stitch bible i took it out from the library 1st though to see if i liked the book

you can probably also look to youtube to learn
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008 11:35:41 PM »

Also, I highly recommend a kit they have at Joanns and Michaels...I think it's called I Taught Myself to Crochet. It comes with a book that has really excellent instructions, about 6 hooks, needles, guage and stitch markers and maybe some other goodies. Also, it's an awesome deal since it's only 10 or 12 bucks to start with. Use a 40% off coupon, and you're pretty much just paying for the hooks (and a good price at that) and getting everything else for free!

The book has instructions for lefties too, and explains the confusing thing about whether or not to chain into the first stitch of a row, or into the chains at the end of the row, which was the hardest thing for me when I started crocheting (anybody else make something in double crochet that seriously increased or decreased, and you couldn't see it until you were way into the project?)
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008 07:53:47 PM »

i would check youtube in addition to books.

i find videos are a HECK of a lot more helpful for me
(because i seriously couldn't figure out double crochet until i WATCHED someone do it.)
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