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Off topic- crochet

Who here knows how to crochet? I would like to learn this. Know of any sites that can help me get started? TIA

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my mom taught me when I was 15 (we don't have to talk about how long ago that was Wink ) but really all I can do is a basic stitch. I would actually advise looking for youtube tutorials. I have a friend who learned entirely that way.

Good luck!
GiGi

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I don't crochet, but I knit. I taught myself exclusively on youtube videos! I bought a book, but it was really hard to follow along with only pictures....I needed videos Smile Good luck!

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I agree with Katie, most books aren't much help (other then teaching how to read patterns, which can be difficult in Crochet) I can only do simple stuff like Single Crochet and Double Crochet, but have done a few projects, a ruffled scarf and a newsboy hat are probably my biggest achievements.

I got the basics from my aunt and then used You Tube to reinforce it, look up Knit Witch on YouTube I find her tutorials excellent.

Also Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com) is a great place to find patterns, there are boxes that let you select your difficulty and cost (I like free).

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And a question for Katie, do you knit English or Continental ? I don't really knit trying to learn Continental since its supposed to be easier if you crochet.

EL2
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Will check those out Amanda. Thanks for the links and suggestions ladies. I know how to do the basic stuff too but I want to do some pattern and eventually make a blanket or something.

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My Mom taught me crochet when I was in grade school. Sadly I don't remember how to; but I recently learned to knit (continental), and I enjoy it! I am still new, but am making a scarf and a blanket.

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Would love to see pictures of the stuff you all crochet or knitted Smile

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My mom kept wanting to teach me to crochet, but for some reason that's a hobby of hers I never picked up.--- that and smocking. I started to teach myself to knit long ago. Wish I'd stuck with it. I might just look into it all again.

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Here are a couple of things I crocheted.

Newsboy Hat

Ruffle Scarf

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Amanda- I have no idea if I knit English or Continental....what's the difference? Smile

Here's a link to some of the things I've knitted. I knitted a lot last winter, but since I've started working 30 hours a week + being home with the kids, I just don't have the time anymore. I'm going to start a hat during the boys' naps today though Smile

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.891273434370.2320477.63901112&type=1&l=6f3f0f6ce3

Let me know if the link works. I set the album to public, so I'm thinking it should!

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Katie those are so cool! Man... I want to make cute hats too Smile

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English you loop the yarn around Continental you pick the yarn with the needle. I learned English originally cause of my grandma, but my aunt showed me how to do Continental which is supposed to be faster and easier once you learn it. I don't do knitting well either way still really learning.

Love selection of stuff you made very cute.