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 Post subject: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:37 pm 
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I was going to make a picture guide, but my camera hated me so I made videos! Yay! Hopefully you all can stand my mumbling, bad hair, and poor terminology. I made them very basic, if you want to know how to make anymore stitches, just let me know and I'll show you.

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I forgot to mention you hold a hook like you would a pencil.
Hook sizes- http://www.coatsandclark.com/NR/rdonlyr ... kSizes.gif
The yarn I'm using - http://www.mirasolperu.com/
Make your own hook tutorial - http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/c ... paintbrush

Chain Stitches and Single Stitches:

After the cut I'm just doing chain stitches again because I unraveled them when I realized I messed up and I meant to say "however many singles stitches you want on your bottom row you make that many CHAIN stitches plus one"

Double Stitches:


Granny Square Part 1:


Part 2:

I edited this one heavily, hopefully you can still follow it. I was getting tired of my own voice at this point.

Other useful links:
How to read crochet patterns - http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/learntoread.html

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 Post subject: Re: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:44 pm 
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Thank you! I can do single stitch and that is about it!


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 Post subject: Re: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:04 pm 
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I kept this pretty basic because I wasn't sure how complex people wanted it, but if you want to learn more just let me know and I'll make another video.
Things I can teach:
Decreasing/Increasing
Making a ball
Making a flat circle
triple stitches
Back/front loop only stitches (so you can turn)
Button holes
Puff stitches
And a few other things I can't think of right now

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 Post subject: Re: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:25 pm 
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I love this thread! I am still a novice crocheter, but I have picked it up pretty quick I think. I just have to wath YouTube vies from time to time if I come across a stitch I don't know. I just learn front & back post double crochet, makes a neat textured pattern. I really want to learn to do mittens, booties and sweaters.

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 Post subject: Re: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:20 am 
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I crochet "like a knitter" -- or at least that's what people kept telling me and I didn't know what they meant until I started knitting... I hold my crochet hook COMPLETELY different than you do! But it's functional and things come out like they're supposed to*. I should record myself crocheting so everyone can go ?@?!?#$

* When I use the correct weight yarn for a pattern and right hook...

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 Post subject: Re: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:44 pm 
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Thank you for this! I'm going to watch these vids tonight. I used to know how to do simple crochet and completely forgot, and now I feel like knitting has ruined the way I look at yarn.

I would really appreciate videos on increasing/decreasing and triple stitches. Those are in my patterns and I am having a tough time figuring them out.

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 Post subject: Re: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Couroupita: I'll make a couple videos of those things tomorrow morning, if you need anymore help just let me know. What are you making?

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I crochet "like a knitter" -- or at least that's what people kept telling me and I didn't know what they meant until I started knitting... I hold my crochet hook COMPLETELY different than you do! But it's functional and things come out like they're supposed to*. I should record myself crocheting so everyone can go ?@?!?#$

Maybe that is why I failed at knitting so bad; I held the needles like I do a hook!

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 Post subject: Re: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:01 pm 
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like rabid, i hold my hook more like you would a knitting needle. i've tried pencil hold, and i find it far more difficult. actually, one of the things that i like about crochet is that there is often more than one way to do things.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:46 pm 
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I hold my hook and yarn in the same hand, but it gets the job done! I have taught myself the 'proper' way to do things (I prefer a knitting needle hold if I have yarn in one hand, hook in the other), but it feels so much more comfy stitching the way I originally learned from my mum.


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 Post subject: Re: Skill Sharing: Crochet
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:52 pm 
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I love crocheting. You are an adorable person. I will surely share your videos with my friends that want to learn to crochet.

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