well I have bought 3 books an d a pack of diff size needles
flip Its not as easy as I saw on you tube tried doing a flower for Absolute
beginner's nope didn't work I did it for 4 nights and not once did it look like a five petal flower

so im now going through the books learning all the stitches
I am hoping that I will get the hang of it

an I haven't wasted money which will be said im sure

anybody got any advice
thank you
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  • I taught myself a couple of years ago by watching youtube videos. Someone like Mikey from crochet crowd is great as he will do videos which can be half an hour or more to show you how to make a whole blanket or toy or whatever. That or it is just showing you how to do the basic stitched like single and double crochet.

    Once you get the hang of a couple of stiches it all comes together very quickly then it is just watching your counting. is great too you can search for free patterns with pictures, often they have links to blogs with step by steps photos or videos too as well as you can ask questions in the forum part if you get really confused.

    Keep at it and don't be scared to frog (undo) a section and redo it a couple of times just so you get the nack of the bit you're trying to do.
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  • I would say don't give up. It can take a little time to get used to but you will get the hang of it.

    I would suggest you start by looking at the different basic stitches and practicing getting your tension right for holding the wool. Granny squares are a good place to start as they have an easy regular pattern to follow.

    The only thing I would say is to watch out for if you are doing an American or English pattern as their double crochets aren't the same as English doubles.
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  • Bluebell68
    Bluebell68 Posts: 162 Forumite
    Thank you very much for replying to me
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  • dizziblonde
    dizziblonde Posts: 4,276 Forumite
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    I taught myself a couple of years ago now - I wouldn't start with flowers - they're fiddly. Do something very basic to get the muscle memory of how to work the stitches ingrained first.

    I did a lot of practicing and pulling out chains until I could make them evenly... then granny squares which are a nice place to start as they're not too tension dependent, they're quick, if you mess up you've only messed up a couple of rounds at worst.

    If you look up the Attic24 blog's earlier entries (she gets a bit waffly and buy my stuff later on) she has a nice granny square walkthrough and her hexagon blanket's fairly easy for a beginner as well.
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  • Bluebell68
    Bluebell68 Posts: 162 Forumite
    I've been having total carp time lately I just stopped trying to do this

    I have now done a square had take down as kept increasing no idea how

    I had done some flowers can not remember how now
    my head all over the place

    I read about mindful crocheting that's how I did the square

    got bit bored but I stuck to it
    how daft im pretty proud of it

    any have any ideas to help me get back into it
    and blocking all this crap out
    thank you

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