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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hook size? on: February 19, 2008 11:21:21 PM
She says on her Etsy page that the hook size will vary. So it must depend on the yarn you use and whether you crochet tightly or not. Why not try with a couple of different hooks and see which you prefer with the yarn you choose and see.
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I do that? on: January 21, 2008 05:29:10 PM
Tunisian crochet has a knit stitch and it works out beautifully. The only thing with Tunisian is you use slightly more wool as it is thicker than knitting. I have made some lovely afghans and a sweater for hubby with it.
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Afghan or Tunisian Crochet Hooks on: January 17, 2008 08:35:24 PM
Mo Ez has a range of Tunisian and cro hooks.
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: SNB Illusion scarf can it be crocheted? on: January 14, 2008 01:12:40 PM
Crohook crochet works well for illusion crochet.
25  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: fiber type versus warmth? on: January 14, 2008 01:09:56 PM
I am a spinner and Alpaca is warmer than wool definately and you don't need to knit or crochet it as thick. So a sport weight as compared to worsted . Also chiengora ( dog hair and no it doesn't smell like a dog when wet) and mohair(goat) are also very warm fibers, these on their own or blended with wool will be very warm.
26  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Patterns by Dot on: January 07, 2008 07:19:43 PM
I heard she wasn't well on Crochet Partners a while back. Haven't heard anything lately though.
27  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: How experienced do you have to be? on: January 07, 2008 07:18:06 PM
I think when a pattern says experienced it means you can do more complicated stitches and combinations. I have been crocheting for many years and still refer to myself as intermediate, but I can do experienced patterns. My advice is to have a go at a pattern and challenge yourself. When something seems a little difficult or you aren't quite sure you can always ask on here or any crochet forum and get help. I had to figure things out on my own as I am totally self taught and knew no one who crocheted and didn't have a computer. So it was literally trial and error, but I rarely would give up even if it mean't chucking it in a corner in temper and comming back later. Don't limit yourself, you are intelligent tell yourself you CAN do it and give it a go.
28  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help, I'm snagging my yarn on: January 06, 2008 05:19:59 PM
Neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream. It was originally made for fishermen good stuff my hubby uses it and recommends it to his mates and he is a truck driver.
29  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Extreme Beginner on: January 06, 2008 05:05:53 PM
Go to the local library and see what books they have its free or you could print a pattern off crochetpatterncentral to start with. Most patterns like knitting have needle size, gauge and yarn requirements. Gauge is very important when following a pattern just as with knitting. Buy yourself a cheap set of hooks  with sizes G,H,I,J,K they will be ideal to begin with. Pick a project and make sure you understand the name of the stitches and the abbreviations. If you don't know those you won't be able to follow a pattern. Basically they are
slip stitch=ss or slst
single crochet= sc
half double crochet= hdc
double crochet= dc
These are American terms. Then all you need to do is practice your stitches so you know what they are and as you get proficient you will be able to do much harder stitches and combinations. I hope this helps you good luck.
30  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tunisian crochet question on: January 06, 2008 04:55:46 PM
On your pick up or cast on row ,you don't make a chain,but I usually make a chain on the last stitch before casting off. (I pull it a little tight) I am right handed so that is on the left if you are right handed to. Changing color in the middle is easy enough to do but you have to remember to bring the yarn you are using under the yarn you aren't, kinda like knitting so you don't make holes in your work. Leave a long tail because you will have to sew it in later. It can be a little tricky till you get the hang of it ,so don't give up. There is a wonderful Tunisian group on Yahoo to by the way. I hope I haven't confused you.
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