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« on: June 07, 2006 07:33:03 PM »

hi guys. i am a long time knitter and i have been wanting to learn to crochet for a few years. i have tried to learn a few times unsucessfully. tonight i decided i am going to teach myself to crochet! i bought happy hooker (i am a big fan of the knitting versions) and went for it. an hour later i am very frustrated. i am still working on learning the single crochet. i think i have the chain stitch down, but they tell you to stick the hook through both strands of the 'v's' the only problem is that i cant see the v's, mine does not look like the picture in the book, mine has like 3 strands of yarn when theirs has only 2. does anyone know what i am doing wrong? is their a website with video clips of someone crocheting, like knittinghelp.com? i really want to learn to crochet, but i think i may never be able to learn. please help!!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006 08:46:28 PM »

ok i think i figured out where to stick the hook through... but now i am confused again. at the end of a single crochet row i am making one chain stitch and continuing on the next single crochet row. i am just trying to make sure that making the chain stitch at the end of each row is correct because it seems as if i am inreasing as i go.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006 08:49:20 PM »

I'll try to help Smiley

Ok, hold the hook in your main hand (I'll assume right) and the tail in the off hand. Pull gently down, without twisting. you should see an oval shape, with a line in the middle (line in the back).

The hook should go between the oval and the line. Alternately, flip it over, and put the hook through the "butt" (that line), which I feel makes a nicer edge.

HAve you looked at Annie's Attic for instructions? http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?type_id=S There's good videos there.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006 08:55:24 PM »

You might be crocheting into the chain stitches, that will make your piece increase .Make sure you only crochet in the single crochet stitches, not into the chains.

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006 04:03:50 AM »

I too am TRYING to learn to crochet but all the books I got at the library don't explain slip stitches or anything really well - any one know any really good websites for me to check out before I attack an innocent bystander with my hook?!?!?! Huh Shocked Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2006 02:06:41 AM »

Just another video tut site: http://www.nexstitch.com/v_crochet_videos.html
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2006 06:00:27 AM »

i am still working on learning the single crochet. i think i have the chain stitch down, but they tell you to stick the hook through both strands of the 'v's' the only problem is that i cant see the v's, mine does not look like the picture in the book, mine has like 3 strands of yarn when theirs has only 2. does anyone know what i am doing wrong?

My book goes on about how you insert it through two strands unless otherwise stated blah,blah, blah - so maybe you should have 3 strands cuz mine has 2 and I can't figure out how I am supposed to get 2 strands on my hook!!  I think I need a physical person sitting beside me to explain this.
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