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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Needles & Strings => Topic started by: Theswerd on January 16, 2013, 02:45:31 PM

Title: N00b need halp!
Post by: Theswerd on January 16, 2013, 02:45:31 PM
I am looking to learn how to Crochet. I had played around in the past with it, but since I added it to my 13 skills, I figured I might start here for advice.

What would be a good starter project for someone wanting to learn to crochet? I would like to do projects that are practical, hats, scarves, etc. Also, I have large fingers and ... not large eyes. So something with a medium to large thread is preferable.

Ideas?

Thanks. Theswerd.
Title: Re: N00b need halp!
Post by: inconel710 on January 16, 2013, 02:51:00 PM
When my wife crocheted a few years back, she went through the pattern books at Wal-Mart and started with simple projects like scarfs and small blankets.  Find a pattern you like, with simple or beginner stitches and start there.  Avoid embellishments until you're comfortable.
Title: Re: N00b need halp!
Post by: MightyRunt on January 17, 2013, 05:55:06 PM
For starting out, there's always the old standby basic crocheted squares. They can be assembled into hats, scarves, blankets, pot holders, rugs, vests, skirts etc. Basic squares do up fast and you can use inexpensive odd lots of yarn like you might find cheap at Goodwill.
Title: Re: N00b need halp!
Post by: Theswerd on January 18, 2013, 05:52:27 AM
For starting out, there's always the old standby basic crocheted squares. They can be assembled into hats, scarves, blankets, pot holders, rugs, vests, skirts etc. Basic squares do up fast and you can use inexpensive odd lots of yarn like you might find cheap at Goodwill.




Oooh... now there is an idea. Hrm.


Well, I think my first step is to swing by Hobby Lobby this payday and find a starter hook. I don't recall seeing any thread on my last visit to goodwill, so I'll probably grab some thread also. Then I will just look up a pattern online and see how it goes.


If I post an image of myself covered in thread and holding up a white flag, you know happened...
Title: Re: N00b need halp!
Post by: LJH on January 30, 2013, 06:52:21 PM
Crochet is a really useful skill to have! Check out some classes at Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/ They're very reasonable, you can interact with the teachers and IIRC, once purchased they don't expire, so you can go back and revisit the stuff you forget. POST PICS once you've made something, 'K?