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Offline Dottie

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Crochet
« on: 10-03-2018, 18:50:26 »
I put a post on my local page to ask if there was somebody locally who could teach an old bird how to crochet, I can knit but have never been able to crochet for some reason.

Well a lady said her mum would be willing to show me so off I went a month ago for 2 hours and she got me started, then after buying my own crochet hooks and wool or thread I started in ernest, so far I have made two baby blankets, and a beenie hat, I am currently doing another blanket in a different pattern and I am loving it, I will try to post photos but I am having problems at the moment doing so, nothing to do with the site, its at my end with the downloading.

Now I look at Youtube and go to their tutorials and find them so helpful, I have just got to learn to read patterns now, knitting patterns no problems but crochet is different, so I shall be going back to my lady next week for that lesson.
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Offline Jane Marple

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Re: Crochet
« Reply #1 on: 10-03-2018, 20:49:31 »
Well done, Dottie.  I've never learned how to crochet either, but did used to do a lot of knitting many years ago.
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Offline George

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Re: Crochet
« Reply #2 on: 10-03-2018, 21:27:05 »
My wife is a brilliant knitter from as far back as her schooldays and still knitting -a few years ago my old aunt was doing crochet as we were visiting she picked it up but never took to it much preferring knitting and embroidery.
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Offline Courtenay

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Re: Crochet
« Reply #3 on: 11-03-2018, 00:00:28 »
Well done and good on you for taking up a new craft, Dottie looks like you're doing a great job so far.

My mum is a fantastic knitter but doesn't do crochet, so I've never learned either. I can knit a bit, but don't have the patience to do beautiful elaborate Aran cable jumpers like Mum does. I just stick to cross stitch, which I like because it's dead easy you just follow the squares in the fabric. (I can't handle freehand embroidery!)  ;)

Offline PuffTheMagicDragon

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Re: Crochet
« Reply #4 on: 11-03-2018, 14:22:43 »
I can knit....... honest..... At a youth club I used to go to, we knitted squares, out of donated surplus wool, to make into blankets for the elderly........ OK my squares often got narrower, and the wool would tighten on the needles as I went on  ???

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Offline Courtenay

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Re: Crochet
« Reply #5 on: 11-03-2018, 17:05:24 »
It's just learning to keep an even tension, Puff it comes with practice.  ;) My dad can knit too, as he was an art and craft teacher in schools years ago and that was one of the things they had to learn. But he leaves the knitting of jumpers to Mum, as do I!

Offline Dottie

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Re: Crochet
« Reply #6 on: 11-03-2018, 17:13:46 »
I can knit, no problems I have knitted since I was a child as my mum taught me I progressed and did many fancy jumpers and cardigans but when it came to the necks I always had a problem and always wished I could crochet for that exact reason.

Puff well done on the knitting a lot of men of the older generation knitted, now the boys and men think it is not a mans job or hobby, they would be surprised if they only took it up on how well they could do it.
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Offline PuffTheMagicDragon

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Re: Crochet
« Reply #7 on: 12-03-2018, 14:35:29 »
Dottie, I had an ulterior motive for knitting the squares at the youth club, it meant I could be with the girls  ;D ;D ;D

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Offline Dottie

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Re: Crochet
« Reply #8 on: 12-03-2018, 15:34:15 »
I guessed that was the reason to start ing the first place Puff we are getting to know you too well  ;D ;D ;D

BUT you still learned and owned up to it so I still say well done. ;D ;D ;D

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