Team Hooker, where can I learn to crochet please?

(10 Posts)

I'm trying to learn to crochet, youtube has not been my friend! There was a thread here a few weeks back with some good links and I can't find it now, one with links to Aussie or British tutorials which were quite to the point.

I can't knit very fast and would like to produce a few blankets at some point so crochet seems my only option!

Cezzy Sun 03-Mar-13 22:42:01

I found a local wool shop that does day courses and it was brilliant, £35 for tuition in a small group, all having fun, lunch and materials. At the end we could all do the main stitches and turn. I did a second day doing granny squares and from that most things are now possible. I have a Rowan book of how to crochet too which is okay but I found you can't. Beat facing someone show you as some things I just couldn't get from the book. Do you know someone local who would teach you? God luck, I'm now hooked (pun intended).

I learnt using this website Learn2Knit. I find diagrams a lot easier to follow than videos.

Seabright Sat 09-Mar-13 10:11:40

I used the Planet Purl videos on YouTube. They finally made it click for me. But, bear in mind they use US terms, not UK terms.

Thank you smile

Cezzy: There are a few classes around me, I'll look into it.

I'll check out Learn2Knit and Planet Purl smile

KelleStar Sat 09-Mar-13 18:09:21

Well if you are Bath/Bristol\Somerset based send me a PM, am happy to get you started and give some advice. I've listed myself on the MN local pages under skill swaps.

Thank you for the offer Kelle, I lived in Bath a while ago but am not there any more sad Though you've reminded me to put myself on there for knitting as I can help somebody learn that smile

gloucestergirl Sat 09-Mar-13 18:36:38

I used "How to crochet for Dummies" on the internet

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/crafts-hobbies/Crocheting.html

JollyYellowGiant Sat 09-Mar-13 20:43:35

Crochet Unravelled is a good book. I found it very helpful.

TheThickPlottens Sun 10-Mar-13 11:57:34

this video taught me recently. It's a British lady.

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