Learning how to crochet

@shine4 (24)
United States
January 9, 2013 6:02am CST
I've been want to learn how to crochet and 2 days ago i started doing it for the first time.I thought crocheting is very easy but it was hard for me to do it and to follow some patterns.I got to watch a video on youtube for it and last night i did it!i made my first crochet pot holder and a crochet hairbows woohooo!!!so glad i learned simple things but tomorrow im gonna try to learn how to do the throw/blanket and scarf.
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8 responses
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
9 Jan 13
Keep at it! there are so many fun things that you can do once you have the basic steps down. I've made a lot of cute scarfs and hats, with different patterns, and I'm sure there's lots of things you'll enjoy making too.
@shine4 (24)
• United States
10 Jan 13
i wish i can make some cute scarfs and hats too.but for now i need to do the smaller and easier thing.i tried to crochet an scarf last night but it was hard,i did not make it done,but i will try again.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
9 Jan 13
i love to crochet and knit.when i first learned to crochet my mother in law taight me how to do a granny square..that's all she knew how to make..i learned everything else from the library by looking at books.no computers then..that was about 35-36 years ago..i still crochet but mostly knit....you can find so many things on youtube....also check out newstitchaday.com....they have videos of crochet and knit stitches..you can sign up for their letter and they send a new stitch a day to you email...i love it...also check out ravelry.com for lots of patterns..there is also crochetpatterncentral.com...you can find so much on the internet now
@shine4 (24)
• United States
10 Jan 13
thank you so much bretay61,i will check this websites you gave me.i love doing crochet specially it is winter here to0 cold to do some outdoor activities.again thank for replying and for the websites.have a good day!!
@maezee (32248)
• United States
9 Jan 13
That sound really cool. I have heard that crocheting is difficult, actually. But I am glad that you are getting the hang of it! That is a cool hobby to have. Perhaps you could work on birthday or Christmas presents for other people - that would be awesome. Best of luck to you!
@shine4 (24)
• United States
10 Jan 13
yes,you're right.that's the reason why i am trying hard to learn how to crochet.i want to make a crochet stuffed toy to give for my friends baby shower and for my other friends sons birthday.thank u
@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
8 Oct 15
You mean you learn everything from Youtube? That is great! This shows that you are very motivated to learn, and you are a very quick learner. I still prefer to learn in a classroom environment with teacher to guide all of us. it seems more fun to learn and make mistake together.
• United States
5 Feb 13
What else have you made since you've posted? I recomend watching videos on youtube as well. The Art of Crochet by Teresa is a good one she also goes by another name of Crochet Geek on there too. It does take some practice and there's always a new pattern, new sitch or new fiber to learn. Have Fun!
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
5 Feb 13
Ive tried.. dont have the patience. Boy my mom could. From sweaters to dolls she crocheted.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
19 Jan 13
I started crocheting when I was nine years old. Just making little things. Then schooling and growing up took precedence and I didn't pick it up again until I was an adult. Now I've been doing it for many years. I've learned to make anything. I made a black sheath dress that I sold for several dollars back in the 80's. I have a closet full of completed projects that I need to get rid of. Everything from hats and scarves to baby layettes and adult sweaters. It just takes practice. Keep at it and you can become an expert.
@khithi17 (762)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Crocheting is really hard. But if you get the hang of it. It will be very easy for yo. But sometimes it will be a little boring especially if you are working on a huge one. I love crocheting. My aunt taught me how to. And I have also earn some money from it. I made and sell baby shoes, hats and headbands before. A lot of people loved crocheted stuff. So keep practicing maybe someday you'll earn from it too. :)