I'm not a knitter. Although I have a friend who says since I crochet, I could pick it up pretty easy.
So my question is how many other posters crochet only? And do you have any good patterns? I have several books that I love, but I'm always looking for new patterns. So what do you use?
I can always find a good pattern on Ravelry.com although you have to sign up on a waiting list before you get invited to the site and that usually takes about a week BUT, everyone on here will tell you it is well worth the wait.
Thanks. I just signed up for the waiting list. I can't wait to get my invite. I remember seeing people talking about Ravelry, but I thought it was just for knitters. lol
I'm off to check out the other sites now. :)
Its for knitters and crocheters. Alot is knitting, but there is ALOT of crochet on there too, alot more than you'll find anywhere else.
I am an only crocheter too! I have tons of patterns and sites that I love, but, it depends on what you are looking for.
Hey Stacey, I'm a crocheter, too, as you might know. For new patterns, I second Ravelry! Also, Lion's brand yarn's website has free patterns too, with registration.
I used to be a crocheter only, my grandma taught me as a kid though so it was really hard for me to try to pick up crocheting with a pattern and I liked the look of knit projects better so I just decided to switch to knitting.
I actually think some of my crocheting knowledge confused me a bit when learning to knit, but they do have similarities. I didn't find it too hard, I taught myself with online tutorials.
But to answer your original question :lol: I've seen a few cute crochet patterns in the isles at yarn stores in those little booklets, most were baby projects but I've seen some cute crocheted purses/bags too.
Thanks everyone. :)
I'm patiently waiting on my invitation to ravelry. I can't wait to see the whole site.
Most of the books I have are afghan books. I have one one nothing but dishrags, but to tell the truth, most of them look the same to me lol.
I just bought a double ended hook and can't wait to find some patterns for it. So hopefully, ravelry will have some for that. Plus, I registered on crochetpatterncentral.com and have already found some mew things there.
Kara, I *knew* you were a crocheter, but had forgotten. lol Can I blame the stress of the campaign? ;)
I crochet only. I have a disc protrusion in my neck that is SERIOUSLY aggravated by the knitting motion, so I didn't even get past learning how to cast on and get a few rows in before I gave up. I enjoy ravelry, but most patterns I've found by doing a google search for "whatever crochet pattern" takes me to a page on crochetpatterncentral.com.
I *can* knit... but I hate it... I *LOVE* crocheting! I go in spurts though. I have a partially completed table cloth on the go that was started almost 8 years ago (it was to be a wedding gift... wedding didn't happen... finally pulled out a year ago or so and decided should finish it for my dd... have done some but since we moved last summer I haven't touched it). I also have a afghan on the go... one of those "free" patterns from the yarn aisle at Walmart LOL Very simple... but needed something to do while I was sitting at the hospital waiting for dh to get out of OR last month LOL I like to have something to do with my hands if I'm watching a movie or something like that... don't feel I'm "wasting" time so much LOL