crochet anyone ?

Bella79
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HI

i learned myself to crochet from watching videos on u tube im currently half way thoeugh a blanket for my little gir

just wonderd if any of you crochet as i think its a skill thats sadly dying out u can make some wonderfull things and the main thing i like is you see results quickly as i get quite impaitent :D

The stuff is so cheap too i got a full set of crochet hooks from ebay for about 7 pounds and the wool i get free from freesycle theres always someone on there willing to give you some

I went to a few sewing shops when i first started croching to ask advice etc and it was always the shop owners mothers lol who helped out i would hate to see this lovely craft die out

ive still got a crochet blanket that my grandmother made me when i was very young and its always lovely getting it out and using it to keep warm

It also keeps me busy on a night and stops me eating my way through the fridge lol that can only be a good thing !

theres also a website with 100s of free patterns on it i never buy them http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/

so happy hooking lol x
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  • Thanks so much for the link. I used to crochet quite a bit years ago so am probably a bit rusty now. It looks like a good hobby to pick back up.
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  • I would love to be able to crochet, might have to check out You Tube for tutorials. I have some hooks and some wool just need to have a go, thanks for the link. :)
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  • ravylesley
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    Yep I crochet and tbh my crocheting is better than my knitting

    I'm three quarters of the way through a throw at the moment and love curling up on the sofa at nights with my crochet and a good tv programme

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  • Bella79
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    just to let you know these are the best tutorials i have found on the web http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963
  • Steel_2
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    I like crocheting and am getting the hang of the granny squares at the moment.

    I started off doing crochet fringes for knitted scarves and gloves to practice.
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  • Bella79
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    granny aquares are good because they dont take too long and can ust do the odd one evently u will have enough to sew together and make a blanket !
  • fedupandskint
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    I used to crochet with my nan when I as younger but 20yrs later I can't remeber how to do it and my nan is no longer with us to ask. I wish I has kept this going as I would love to make one of the blankets my nan made when I was young.

    I'll check out those tutorials for tips and ask for some help in the local shop re hook size, plus any tips from here would be gratefully received!
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  • Hi, my Mum taught me to crochet when I was a teenager and still maintains it is the only thing she has ever been able to teach me :)

    When I was living with me previous house we used to all sit crocheting and knitting, all girls in our twenties, at one point at the end of a house party when most guests had gone we all cracked out our homemade scarves and started crocheting.

    I find it really relaxing and am trying to learn how to turn crochet flowers into something I would like to wear/ give as a badge/corsage/brooch.

    :)
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  • owens3116 wrote: »
    just to let you know these are the best tutorials i have found on the web http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

    Thank you for this, I tried to learn to crochet last year and ended up throwing it all across the room! I can knit with my eyes closed (well, not literally! :p) but crochet has got me beat so far!
    I will give it another go with these tutorials now, and hopefully there will be no flying wool and crochet hooks this time!
  • Bella79
    Bella79 Posts: 1,197 Forumite
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    once ie got little one in bed later im gonna snggle on sofa with my crochet i will finish this blanket whilst its still cold !! lol
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