do you know how to crochet or knit? if so, what have you made?

@sandie61 (2359)
United States
January 2, 2007 6:49am CST
I can do basic crocheting but have never really made anything.
12 responses
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have been crocheting since I was about 5 - that's a LONG time!!! I can knit, but not that well. Mostly I make afghans - twin, queen and baby sizes. It keeps me from eating while watching tv and they make great gifts! I have probably 20 afghans in my closet and my mom will come over and go through them if she needs a gift for someone. I also crochet christmas stockings and tree skirts. My favorite crochet magazine was Crochet Fantasy, but now it's almost all clothes. Since I crochet tight, my clothes never turn out too well.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
4 Jan 07
you are really talented with crocheting. I love the afghans. I remember years ago my mom had a crocheted afghan and it was so warm. they make wonderful gifts.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Oh, honey, talent has nothing to do with it - I can follow a pattern! It's easy, they tell you exactly what to do. The hardest part is counting the rows/stitches sometimes. Leisure Arts has great patterns too and you can find them just about anywhere. They have all levels, beginner to expert. And the expert aren't really all that difficult. Look through one and see what you think. I think crocheting is very relaxing.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
5 Jan 07
thanks. I will have to look up leisure arts. I would love to be able to make something. I once tried to make a beautiful afghan I seen on a skein of yarn and it became to difficult for me. now I have plenty of white yarn left.
@peavey (15814)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Over the many years I've been knitting, I've made almost everything from baby booties to afghans and from adult coats/jackets to house shoes. Socks, hats, mittens, sweaters, shawls, blankets... Once you make your first item, you'll probably be eager to do more.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
5 Jan 07
it sounds like you can make anything. that is great. have you ever tried selling some of the things you made? I think it would sell.
• United States
5 Jan 07
Wow, impressive.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
I know how to do basic crocheting but I always lose count. I made my boyfriend a scarf which he wears with pride... but it's skinny then wide then skinny again then wide again. All because I kept forgetting my count.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
30 Apr 07
lol. I would love to see your boyfriends scarf. he must love it since he wears it.
@bhawnam (1436)
• India
6 Apr 07
yes i have known crocheting since i was 10 yrs old.. initially i made a rug for my dog then a second one all from small leftover balls of yarn by matching colours.. then when i knew how to hold crochet my mom bought me some new yarn and i made a cap for myself and my younger sister.. then i made some doilies for the centre table.. then i made a cover for my music system, then cushion cover.. and afghans and sweaters and shoes and socks and so on....since then i've made practiacally everything... lol.. just kidding but yes i have done a lot of crocheting
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
30 Apr 07
wow! it sounds like you really know how to crochet. it sure is a nice talent to have.
• Canada
5 Apr 07
My friend and I were pregnant at the same time, her daughter was born the last week of May and my daughter was born the first week of June. I made both of our daughters blankets that I crocheted. Now for some reason I can't do it anymore, the only time I've been able to crochet is while I'm pregnant.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
30 Apr 07
that was super nice of you to crochet baby blankets for your friends baby and yours. I`m sure they are very pretty.
• United States
4 Apr 07
I've made very many things. http://knitandcrochettalker.blogspot.com/
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
30 Apr 07
you are very talented. I just checked out your blog and I love the doily`s. they are beautiful. thanks for sharing that site.
• United States
22 Mar 07
I Knit and Crochet.. i've only been knitting for a few months but i have made scarves and i made a baby sweater for my daughter. I have been crocheting for about 3 years now and i have made blankets, baby clothes, slippers, scarves, hats, belts, but i haven't made any sweaters for myself... honestly i preger crocheting, but i like the way that knit looks better... but knitting a sweater intimidates me :)
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
23 Mar 07
you sound like you are a pro at crocheting. where do you find your patterns at to make the different things you`ve made?
• United States
5 Jan 07
I know both. I hate knitting. If I drop a stitch, I am up the creek. I only do basic crochet though. I don't do it anymore. It is too hot where I live, and I have nobode to make anything for.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
6 Jan 07
Thanks Margieanne for your response. I don`t know how to knit and like you I only know basic crocheting.
@Julia1970 (410)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have made afgans, blankets, scarves. You are only limited by your imagination. The only trouble I have is reading patterns! I taught myself.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
5 Jan 07
that sounds nice. i would love to be able to make an afghan.
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
3 Jan 07
Mostly I'm making hats at the moment, I get bored doing large things liek wooly jumpers and cardigans. If you can do basic crochet, why not star with a nice scarf to get yoru hand back in again, then you'll have a finished garment to be proud of and it may even inspire you to try something more complicated in due course.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
4 Jan 07
thanks. I should try and make a scarf. that sounds nice. I`m sure the cardigans you made are nice.
• United States
3 Jan 07
I've probably made a hundred things so I'll stick to recent things. I think the most recent thing I finished that was knitted was a self-striping child's hat. For crochet I recently made a hat for a friend who had hers blow away in a windstorm. It was made with one strand of light green worsted weight yarn and one strand green fun fur. I haven't been able to give it to her yet because right when I got it ready to mail her, she moved.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
4 Jan 07
the things you made sound nice. I`m sure your friend will love her new hat.
• United States
29 Apr 07
I knit and crochet, but usually like knitting better. I've made hats, scarves, sweaters, mittens, socks and stuffed animals. I think I like making the stuffed animals the best. LionBrand.com has a lot of free patterns you can download for both knitting and crocheting. Sandie61 you said you do basic crocheting. Does that mean that you know the single crochet (sc) stitch? Because you can make a lot of things in just that stitch alone. Disclothes, scarves, even afghans. A lot of the crocheted stuffed animals are all just sc usually worked in rounds. Some small amount of sewing involved, sewing the legs and tail to the body of the animal. I hope you do start making something, because once you start you'll get hooked. It's fun and very satisfying to start something from a ball of yarn and see a completed project come out of it.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
30 Apr 07
thanks for the website to check out for the free patterns. the stuffed animals sound so nice. I do know how to single and double crochet. but I have never really made anything. welcome to mylot. thanks for your great reply.