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Old 28-09-2009, 9:20 AM
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I want to crochet a scarf and it will be my first crochet project ever. Ive got a really nice pattern but it says to use mohair. I can't wear mohair and wondered if anyone can suggest a good alternative - something with the same fluffiness?
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Old 28-09-2009, 10:32 AM
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its not the same but if they still do it wilkonson's have a nice yarn. i love the green (comes in very few colours tho)its 1 a ball but normaly bogof i havent been in a while so im not 100% sure if they still do it.im going out later todsay ill check if i rember
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Old 28-09-2009, 6:36 PM
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Can anyone recommend a book for a complete beginner at crochet? Ive seen one on Amazon - the Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques by Jan Eaton. If anyone can recommend this or a better book I can perhaps look on Ebay too.
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Old 28-09-2009, 7:40 PM
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For basic crochet instructions there is quite a good web page here with basic instructions and illustrations
http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/crochet.php
Also check out the handcrafts section at your library.
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Old 28-09-2009, 7:49 PM
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When I started to crochet I bought this one and found it very easy to follow:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Crochet...4163592&sr=8-1

It has very clear instructions and some of the projects are quite nice. It is fairly basoc though so you will probably want to move on once you have mastered the stitches - you can find hundreds of free patterns here:

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/

Happy hooking!!!
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Old 28-09-2009, 7:51 PM
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its not the same but if they still do it wilkonson's have a nice yarn. i love the green (comes in very few colours tho)its 1 a ball but normaly bogof i havent been in a while so im not 100% sure if they still do it.im going out later todsay ill check if i rember
I made my mum a scarf for Christmas with the Wilkinsons fluffy yarn and it came out really well, very cuddly and snuggly. Would recommend it if acrylic is better for you. I think it was 99p a ball and I used 3 balls for my scarf.

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I just had a look at the Wilkos site and this is it, although the one I bought was multicoloured.

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Circle-...fzjR8n7A%3D%3D
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Old 28-09-2009, 9:41 PM
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Thanks everyone! I never thought of going to the library. I will have a look next time Im there. That yarn looks nice and fluffy too! Thanks for the suggestions.
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