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« on: June 22, 2008 10:09:49 AM »

I need help learning to crochet. i think i'd do best with a person instead of a book. if any one is in the atlanta area and has the time to sit at the park and/or a coffeeshop and teach little ole' me a thing or two that would be awesome.
i am about to be hospitalized in the late summer and i want to create/practice with the time i will have.

or if and one knows AN AFFORDABLE way to get lessions in atlanta let me know

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008 11:21:12 AM »

HI there!  I know what you mean, I learned from books & by asking questions but, I had a hard time.  I got a computer disc at the store about crochet and it helped alot, because instead of how books showing pictures, this disc showed them actually doing the stitches and stuff in videos.  It really helped me alot.  I would suggest an 'how to crochet disc or dvd.'
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008 02:39:16 PM »

I hope you find someone, but if not try you tube.  They have (or had, haven't looked in awhile) some really great instructional videos.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008 07:15:34 PM »

I learned how to crochet in Atlanta....it's a sign! Cheesy
Sadly, I dont live there anymore...but here's what I did (I learned on my own).

I bought a book called "Getting Started crochet" by Judith L. Swartz at the Barnes & Noble @ GA Tech and I also ordered "Happy Hooker" by Debbie Stoller online. I also went to a Micheal's nearby (cant remember the exact address) and bought cheap yarn and hooks.

If I remember correctly, someone told me that Michael's gives free crochet lessons...so you might want to check that out. (I was there in 2006, so I'm not sure if they still have this service.)

Have fun crocheting and I hope that all goes well in your hospitalization! :-)
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008 03:39:34 AM »

thanks to all of you so much. i have looked on you tube and i just dont get the hang of it.  when i try to make a circle it turns into a ball (a crappy mis shapen ball not a cute apple) my first chain looks tight in comparison with everything else, its like the project doubles with each stitch.(you call it stitches right?)

i am going to look into the michaels thing. i want to go into the hospital with yarn and hooks and come out with animals scarves and blankets.

also one more annoying queston;

whats the best size hook to learn with? i guess i have a medium sized one. its blue and it came with a pink and yellow one but the blue is the bigest.

i've seen the giant plastic ones. it seems i would be easier with that one.
thANKS again

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008 06:26:03 AM »

I started with a 'k' hook.  The smaller hooks seemed harder to me.
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2008 02:25:41 PM »

Hello Help In Atlanta,

Try the website www.meetup.com.  I found a crochet/knitting group that meets up at B&N in Little Five Points on Tuesday nights. The organizer of that group is named Earnestine.  She can teach you in no time flat.   Grin You can just type in what part of the city you live in and type in knitting or crochet.  HTH
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2008 11:10:08 AM »

I have a channel on Youtube showing people how to crochet.  You or anyone else is more than welcome to take a look around. You don't have to be a member of Youtube to watch the videos.  Below is a sample of a few of the basic stitches I have done.  In all, I have over 160 crochet video tutorials of stitches and patterns.

The main website is:
The Art of Crochet by Teresa
http://www.youtube.com/tjw1963

Crochet 101: CHAIN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptOiDj1iIv0

Crochet 101: SINGLE CROCHET
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hwHtyJFMf0

Crochet 101: HALF-DOUBLE CROCHET
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz86_EM_Zks

Crochet 101: DOUBLE CROCHET
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgA9KSJrgAc
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2008 11:38:58 AM »

Hello Help In Atlanta,

Try the website www.meetup.com.  I found a crochet/knitting group that meets up at B&N in Little Five Points on Tuesday nights. The organizer of that group is named Earnestine.  She can teach you in no time flat.   Grin You can just type in what part of the city you live in and type in knitting or crochet.  HTH

umm i live in little five points on euclid and waverly thanks for the link!
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2008 11:50:16 AM »

i will be there Tuesday night! also i looked at crochet 101 on you tube and found out i was just doing slip stitch the whole time and now i learned what a SC is and my work is much smoother. they just go WAY to fast to learn on anything but crochet 101.
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