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Crochet wannabe and no clubs....

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Bearnecessity Wed 16-Sep-20 13:50:17

Hi there

So I really want to be able to crochet.My sister helped me crochet a blanket when my son was born...she just started me off told me what to do and I did it.This was 18 years ago, I have bought magazines and watched you tube vids but I need help. There are no clubs near me....I don't know what else to do....do I just give up the notion...

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Wolfiefan Wed 16-Sep-20 13:52:34

I did a course one morning to learn the basics.
Any wool shops? They might be able to let you know of groups or classes.

MadisonAvenue Wed 16-Sep-20 13:52:49

I know you say that you’ve watched YouTube videos, have you watched Bella Coco’s tutorials on there? Watching those was how I taught myself. She explains things very clearly.

Twizbe Wed 16-Sep-20 13:59:31

I love crochet and have learnt most of my stuff from YouTube.

The crochet crowd is really good for step by steps. Bob Wilson 123 is good as well. I made a lovely blanket from her tutorials.

You can check out my insta littlececrochet if you like. Happy to do some online help if you need

MulticolourMophead Wed 16-Sep-20 14:05:27

There's one club near me, that I can't go to because it's mornings once a month. On a day I work, so no good.

I'd love to join a club, and I'm contemplating setting one up at a time that suits those who work.

Otherwise, I've also watched Bella Coco in the past, I found it useful.

Bearnecessity Wed 16-Sep-20 18:06:45

Bella Coco sounds familiar...I will check out everyone's suggestions thank you. Twizbe you are kind I am not insta savvy I will try, I feel like such a fool that I cannot just learn it from you tube. My sis and I live 5 hours apart so I don't see her enough. I did ask at my local craft/haberdashers they suggested somewhere but that proved fruitless. Covid is not helping either...

Don't laugh I bought a little crochet a turtle thing from Aldi which I would love to make and it really frustrates me that I am not able to do it...

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Bargebill19 Wed 16-Sep-20 18:19:22

This may sound odd - but ask on your local Facebook if there is a group, if yes, message than and ask if someone would perhaps meet you in a park/pub and show you what you need to know on a 1-1 ?
There maybe someone who will in these weird times.

Twospaniels Wed 16-Sep-20 18:23:13

There are a few FB groups for crochet which I have found very helpful. Also Bellacoco tutorials on YouTube

Bearnecessity Wed 16-Sep-20 18:43:35

Good lord Twizbe you are a pro..just been on your insta, fabulous...properly impressed....now I am dreadfully embarrassed. Love the shell and the xmas puds

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Bearnecessity Wed 16-Sep-20 18:47:11

Bargebill...I think we are getting to the root of my problems.I don't inhabit the world of social media...I am a qualified teacher although I don't do it anymore...had to boycott SM to preserve a private life.

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Bargebill19 Wed 16-Sep-20 19:05:50

Oh dear. Sign up for Facebook under a nickname? And be strict with your security protocols and don’t accept or whatever it is anyone as Facebook friends? (That’s what I do - I treat it a bit like a library card to a world of information but not people iyswim)

pimble Wed 16-Sep-20 19:12:49

Are there any wool shops near you? They may have classes or create an anonymous fb account to ask- crochet beginners on fb is really helpful and insta is easy to keep anonymous if you want to

Jaydainstitches is really good on YouTube or hookedbyrobin

I learnt from YouTube, it took a while for it to click and I crochet like a knitter as that's what I learnt first smile but it gets there in the end.

Bearnecessity Wed 16-Sep-20 19:18:53

Some great suggestions, thank you.The wool shop is in the craft place I mentioned upthread...ho hum I will keep plugging away I may PM you Twizbe....

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Saucery Wed 16-Sep-20 19:28:35

Would photos/pictures be better than videos? I can’t learn from videos but can if pictures are laid out in order.

Dmtush Wed 16-Sep-20 19:34:22

It sounds like you have the absolute basics down so I really urge you to look into doing a Crochet Along. Scheepjes are the masters of this, they have utterly idiot proof step by step guides and amazing videos. There’s one starting next week, don’t be put off by how complex this blanket looks, I assure you that you’ll do it!

If you join the Facebook group too there’s loads of people to help and advise. Since they’ll all be working the same pattern you’ll have plenty of help.

www.scheepjes.com/en/cals-and-mals/scheepjes-cals/scheepjes-cal-2020/information/

Bearnecessity Wed 16-Sep-20 19:58:03

Dmtush are you mad...I am more of the year 4 small project with a huge amount of TA assistance Level...🤦‍♀️

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Dmtush Wed 16-Sep-20 20:00:04

I promise you, absolutely, that you can do this blanket. If you’ve already made a basic one then you 100% can do it.

The videos they produce are so idiot proof it’s almost amusing!

Twizbe Wed 16-Sep-20 20:57:48

Bearnecessity

Good lord Twizbe you are a pro..just been on your insta, fabulous...properly impressed....now I am dreadfully embarrassed. Love the shell and the xmas puds


Thank you.

I really recommend starting with a simple blanket. It will allow you to practice the basic stitches and figure out what you like with crochet

peonia Wed 16-Sep-20 22:51:29

Have you tried doing a basic granny square? I think it's easiest to start with that even if you don't want to make a full granny square project. A lot of blankets begin with a long row of chains which is horrible to crotchet back into even for someone who is experienced.

I would use this video and get a ball of cheap aran weight yarn and a 5mm hook to make it slightly easier.

youtu.be/GALGQdP_POw

Good luck! It's definitely worth persisting.

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