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    Quote Originally Posted by Wren View Post
    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.
    Just curious, did you try both knitting methods? Just wondering...because while it will by nature be somewhat similar, the two motions are different depending on which knitting method you use. Thats too bad though!

    Also, not directed only to you, but what is a double ended crochet hook used for? I'm curious!
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    Kim,

    A double-ended crochet hook is for all types of projects. I have several patterns for dishclothes that I'm using mine for right now. Basically, most of the patterns that use them are straight edge patterns like scarves and dishclothes. The end result stitch looks nothing like a regular crochet stitch in my opinion. It lets your pattern have vertical bars and v-shaped bars.

    Once I get the project I'm currently working on, I will post pics of it.
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    Never used the double-ended but I would be very interested in learning, especially if it makes the edges nicer so that I wouldn't have to go all the way around in single crochet to edge it.

    Kim - I have no idea about different methods. I found an online video tutorial, did it the way they showed, and it hurt. I'm not sure what way it was, or how another way would feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wren View Post
    Never used the double-ended but I would be very interested in learning, especially if it makes the edges nicer so that I wouldn't have to go all the way around in single crochet to edge it.

    Kim - I have no idea about different methods. I found an online video tutorial, did it the way they showed, and it hurt. I'm not sure what way it was, or how another way would feel.
    You can tell which way you learned usually by which hand you hold the yarn in. If you hold in your right hand, you were probably doing English. if you were holdin it in your left hand you were probably doing continental.

    So if you were ever interested someday in giving it another shot...you could give a go at the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ump'sWife View Post
    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?
    Stacey, I was browsing around Ravelry tonight, and found this:
    http://www.berroco.com/item_fr/fr_crochet.html

    The Berroco yarn looks gorgeous, too!

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    Thanks Kara. I can't wait to look at it after D goes to sleep.
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    I'm 99% crochet - meaning I haven't picked up a pair of needles in forever...but I can get by with the basics.

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    I can do both. I've been crocheting since I was very very young (I think 6???) but I'm not very good. I'm actually already a better knitter than crocheter! I think knitting is easier.





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    Thanks Kara. That site looks really neat.

    I'm having a ton of fun with my double crochet hook right now. Things seem to go together so quickly.

    Plus my mom had some magazine subscription get switched to a crochet magazine and she is sending me those and I've found a ton of patterns from that.

    Kara, how did the bag turn out that I sent you the pattern for?
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    Hi Stacey. I missed this, I'm sorry I'm slow to respond.

    The bag that I made from the pattern is good! It's a nice pattern, easy, even for me. I chose a variegated cotton yarn (Sinfonia from Hobby Lobby in a blue/yellow/green), and it was a good match for the pattern. The bag is little too big for a vegetable bag, so I've used it as a regular grocery bag.

    However, at the moment I have no idea where the bag is. I think DH has it and a couple other fabric grocery bags somewhere in the depths of his car trunk. His trunk is a mess of stuff, and there's no way I'm touching it (he says I might "disrupt" his "organization method." When I can convince him to retrieve it for me, I'll photo it and post.

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