Thursday, April 28, 2011

Do you know how to crochet?

I love crochet items, but I have been struggling to teach myself to crochet for years. (To be fair, the last time I made a serious attempt was in 2008.) My big problem is that my gauge is too tight so I have trouble inserting the hook into the next stitch. The tension is very different than that for knitting.

So although I have yet to learn how to crochet, I have started writing about crochet patterns over on Squidoo. Consider this saving up patterns until I know enough to start crocheting myself. I have a lot of hooks, so I don't have a need for any learn to crochet kit, but I do need to arm myself with more how to crochet books if I'm going to ever succeed.

I think I want one of my first crochet projects to be a crochet cupcake, they are just a tad bit more tempting than the knit cupcake patterns that I've found. What do you think my first crochet project should be?


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2 comments:

  1. I have taught others to crochet. I always suggest an H crochet hook and bright white worsted weight yarn to learn. The hook makes a stitch that is not too little or big and the white makes it easy to see your stitches. Just practice one type of stitch at a time until you are comfortable with it, then start a new stitch. Don't try making anything at first, just practice. Rip out your stitches and use the yarn again.

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