Crochet help!

(59 Posts)
nevermindthecrocodiles Wed 30-Jan-13 10:39:00

I am being very, very stupid - please can someone recommend a website that will teach the very slow and dimwitted me to crochet step by step? I am finding it ridiculously hard and lack of crocheting ability is nearly making me weep! <loser>

If you don't mind using the American terms these videos are fab knitwitch.com/crochet%20videos.htm

nevermindthecrocodiles Wed 30-Jan-13 10:52:46

Thank you! I am a crochet dunce!

JollyRedGiant Wed 30-Jan-13 14:26:39

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0954829603/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1359555933&sr=8-1&pi=SL75

I found that book very useful when I was learning. smile

MadameCholetWasMyFavourite Wed 30-Jan-13 14:37:17

Hi nevermind, another recommendation for knitwitch. I was in the same boat as you this year when I promised to knit my DD a crocheted dragon. The knitwitch clips saved the day.

Tiggy114 Wed 30-Jan-13 14:42:36

I would also get the crochet stitch and bitch book. It has some great tables in it to compare the US and british terms. If you use an online tute using US terms and get a british pattern, you'll need to convert. It's made super easy in that book.

nevermindthecrocodiles Wed 30-Jan-13 17:45:01

Ooooh brilliant, thank you everyone!! DP just bought me some of these so I'm going to settle down with a cuppa and those tutorials and get crocheting. I am ridiculously excited smile

sooperdooper Wed 30-Jan-13 17:46:37

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sooperdooper Wed 30-Jan-13 17:47:56

I had a book called The Happy Hooker when I first learned, found it v useful, and YouTube has some great tutorials too smile

sooperdooper Wed 30-Jan-13 17:48:53

P.s. it's very very addictive!! smile

Addictive? I have I idea what you are talking obvious wink

Talking about

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 30-Jan-13 19:25:52

Lol, addictive is right, my life now seems to be consumed by looking at patterns, stroking wool and hiding new stuff from dhblush

On the plus side, I am sat under the snuggliest, loveliest, warmest blanket that I have just finished making. It's very satisfying.

I learned with the help if you tube videos and a book about crochet for children recommended on here that really helped. With you tube I used my iPad so I could easily pause and rewind, which I did frequently.

nevermindthecrocodiles Wed 30-Jan-13 19:26:51

Arrrgghh <excitement wee>
<buys lots of books she can't afford>

You do realise I'll be back tomorrow weeping because I've failed, don't you?! Please send positive crochet vibes my way! grin

I'm learning too.

In that I have hooks and wool next to me, and I'm MNing.

nevermindthecrocodiles Wed 30-Jan-13 21:35:37

MimsyBorogroves that is excellent you are of course not now allowed to say you picked it up in seconds and that it's really easy...or I will panic! brew and what are you planning on making? I am making....--a knotty mess-- a very special secret thing which I cannot talk about because it's, er, secret <stabs self with crochet hook> actually, thinking about it, may well have to exchange brew for a sneaky-yet-small wine Just to help with the fear of failure!

JollyRedGiant Wed 30-Jan-13 21:45:14

The biggest problem I have found with crochet is that it is impossible to eat and crochet simultaneously. My evening snacks are becoming seriously reduced.

Maybe I could sell crochet as a weightloss plan?

You snack at the end of each row. er... at least I imagine that is what you would do should you so wish.

I've made a very long worm of the single stitch things. Told DH it was a scarf for a person with a very thin neck. I'm proud.

Was going to look at the double stitch, but I think I've done my worm too tight, and my kindle is calling me. So perhaps I will try tomorrow and aim to get my stitches more loose.

nevermindthecrocodiles Thu 31-Jan-13 06:12:43

I quite like the idea of crochet as a weightloss plan!

DancingInTheMoonlight Thu 31-Jan-13 07:02:12

I'm learning too.can i join? I can make thestitches and do a chain stitch. The rest is beyond me at the moment!

sooperdooper Thu 31-Jan-13 08:35:10

The first few things I made were aumagarumi, v simple in a round and quick to do as theyre small so v satisfying to complete something smile and extremely cute!

Sooper - that's exactly why I want to learn! They're the only things I am really interested in making. I've seen patterns for Star Wars ones, and both DH and DS1 are obsessed so it seemed a good idea.

KelleStar Thu 31-Jan-13 09:03:25

jollyredgiant I lost 3 stone when I started Crochet... It is a great way to diet grin

nevermindthecrocodiles Thu 31-Jan-13 09:18:03

Amazing! Please can we have a beginners crochet club? I want to crochet blankets, unambitous! What are aumagarumi?

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