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Freebie4Me
05-02-2001, 10:15 PM
I am asking my dear BigBig Crafty family for some help! Don't laugh at me pleeezz, but could someone tell me how to croquet(don't even Know if I spelled it right)! I really, really want to know! I will be so greatful! I want to make a scarf and socks! Latter a blanket! I have all the materials, as I picked them up a the GoodWill. Thanks in advance! Other than this, I am very crafty! I paint, stencil my home, sew, quilt, make soap and lotions, bead, build, and bake!

My e-mail if you want is...
tiffanylayden@myself.com

Sunee
05-02-2001, 11:56 PM
I wont laugh :). Walmart has an excellent cd-rom that is great for beginners. Thats where I learned how to crochet. Its very easy and its like watching a video that you can stop and rewind when you dont understand. It also has patterns for the beginners. Its in their fabric dept and now its $14.95. I highly recommend this to all beginners. Once you get the basics down you will be able to go on to actual patterns with ease. Hope this helps hon. I have some good links on crochet that can help. When I get a minute I will post it for you. Sunee

Freebie4Me
05-03-2001, 12:04 PM
I will run down to Wal-Mart Latter tonight When my hubby gets off work. I really, really want to learn. Thanks for the tip on where to buy the cd rom. I would probabbly never thought of something like that. I was searching last night, and found a few sites, however it looked like gibberish to me..LOL! I will go back today and re-read it, and try to attempt a lil try!

Thanks Again!

Freebie4Me
05-03-2001, 12:25 PM
Free Crochet Tutorial

Easy, how-to crochet instructions



How to Crochet: Foundation Chain



1. Make a slip knot on hook, hold in the right hand. Thread yarn over left ring finger, under middle, and over index fingers, holding short end between the thumb and middle finger.



2. Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through loop on hook. Repeat for as many stitches as the directions specify.

Single Crochet........sc=single crochet



3. Insert hook into second stitch from hook, under the two upper strands.



4. Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through the stitch.



5. Pass hook under and over yarn again and draw it through the two loops on hook.

Half Double Crochet......hdc=half double crochet



6. Pass hook under and over yarn, insert hook into third stitch from hook, under the two upper strands.



7. Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through the stitch. Pass hook under and over yarn again and draw it through the three loops on hook.

Double Crochet......dc=double crochet



8. Pass hook under and over yarn, insert hook into the fourth stitch from hook, under the two upper strands.



9. Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through the stitch, then pass hook under and over yarn again. Draw yarn through the first two loops on hook. Pass hook under and over yarn again and draw it through remaining two loops on hook.

Treble Crochet



10. Pass hook under and over yarn twice, insert hook into the fifth stitch from hook, under the two upper strands.



11.Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through the stitch. * Pass hook under and over yarn and draw through two loops, repeat from * twice more.

Afghan Crochet



12. Using an afghan hook, make a chain the desired length. Insert hook in second stitch from hook, draw up a loop.



13. Keeping all loops on hook, draw up a loop in each chain stitch.



14. To work off loops, pass yarn under and over hook and draw through first loop.



15. * Pass yarn under and over hook, draw through two loops, repeat from *



16. One loop remains, to count as first stitch of next row.



17. * Insert hook under next vertical bar and draw up a loop, repeat from * across. Work off loops same as before.

Practice these basic crochet until you have a comfortable tension in your work. Then try a simple crochet pattern. If you are happy with the results of your trial pattern you will then be ready to try a more advanced project. Happy Crocheting!!!!!!

Crochet Abbreviations

beg = beginning, ch = chain, dc = double crochet, dec = decrease, lp(s) = loop(s), hdc = half double crochet, sk = skip, rep = repeat, rnd = round, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, st(s) = stitch(es), tr = triple crochet, yo = yarn over, ( * = repeat following instructions a given number of times.)

supermous
05-04-2001, 12:20 AM
Hi there, you might want to go to http://www.about.com website
click on the hobbies section and they have some WONDERFUL sites in which to look up basic crochet how to's (excellent for beginners!!!)