Well it could be easier... no really!
September 2, 2008 5:25am CST
I am trying to learn how to crochet, but am having a bit of trouble learning. The slip knot has been hard for me to learn, and I finally got it. Now I've worn out the yarn, but I think that it's a wrong kind of yarn to work with anyway. Can anyone give me any tips? I've learned the Slip Knot, I need to learn how to do the next step, and that's okay but I don't get how to put it under the slip knot. Videos on youtube are great, but confusing. I've had my fiance watch them with me, and even he says they are hard to understand. I want to create dog clothes for our two chihuahua's, one of which is the type that has no hair in places, and he is also small. I don't want him to freeze, and we don't want to buy such expensive clothes IF we can find any for him. So what do you think? I mean, do you have any suggestions? encouragements? How hard was it for you to learn? How long did it take before you went past the slip knot? If you have any beautiful creations made, upload them here i'd love to see them. The deciphering of the pattern is easy compared to doing the crocheting! Can't wait to hear from you all!
• United States
2 Sep 08
Ok, I'm having trouble figuring out how anyone that calls themselves 'cowgirl' doesn't know how to do a slip knot. What do you tie your horses with? Do you really mean that all you know is how to to the first thing to get it on the crochet hook? Or do you mean that you know how to do the chain stitch, which is the first row of everything in crochet? Don't look at youtube. Those videos are made by common people, not professionals. There are tons of other places you can look online. Do a search for 'crochet video' and 'how to crochet' and you'll come up with dozens of good sites that can help you. If you can't get past the slip knot, written instructions by one of us here isn't going to help you. You'll need a good video or someone there beside you showing you what to do. I don't mean to dishearten you, but if you can't get past the knot that starts the whole process, you're a far cry away from making a dog coat. Here are some videos to get you started: http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Howtos/Crochet+Made+Easy+-+video+lessons.htm http://www.hassdesign.com/StitchLegend/ http://www.nexstitch.com/v_crochet_videos.html And some other online tutorials with picture instructions: http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_cr.php3 http://crochet.about.com/library/blbeginners.htm http://learntocrochet.lionbrand.com/ I've posted discussions with several pictures of baby blankets and afghans and such that I've made. You can look through my profile to find them, I'm sure. Good luck ...
• United States
2 Sep 08
My fiance and I as well as his parents live across from a farm, so that's the closest to cowgirl I get. I just started learning and looked at all those sites before but will look back over them. I'm talking about the chain stitch, and I know your not trying to dishearten me. I'm going to look back over the sites and one at a time so that I can grasp it better. I know I'm a far cry away from the dog clothes, but that is my goal. Well, practice makes perfect, so i'm going to get to it. I'll look at your pictures of the things you've made. I appreciate the response, and for wishing me good luck on learning.