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    Default Learning to crochet - help

    I bought a beginners kit & this is what I did so far (learning single stitch) but I dont think it looks anything like the diagram & not exactly sure what im doing wrong

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    Also how do I tell which part of the chain is the 'back' loop? Im finding that quite difficult, especially after ive done a couple of stitches.

    Also im finding it really awkward to pull the yarn through the loops, it keeps slipping out of the crochet hook - I cant hold it like the diagram says because I need to use both hands to hold the yarn over the hook & pull it through the loop.

    This is way harder than it looks! Starting to get frustrated already

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    I taught myself to crochet last year. My tip is to watch youtube videos .... there are heaps with all the basic stitches and granny squares. Believe or not this was the first thing I made:
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    Totally agree with pp.
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    This was my first go!

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    With just a treble and a chain I made way too many rugs, 2 king size blankets, 100's of baby dresses etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Also im finding it really awkward to pull the yarn through the loops, it keeps slipping out of the crochet hook - I cant hold it like the diagram says because I need to use both hands to hold the yarn over the hook & pull it through the loop.

    This is way harder than it looks! Starting to get frustrated already

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    What size hook, what thickness wool, what sort of wool are you using and what is the hook made out of? I also say look at YouTube videos they are helpful in teaching your self.

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    Thanks ladies will check out youtube

    Jazz no idea what size hook or wool im using, everything just came in the kit. Before getting the kit I tried to buy it all seperately but I just had no clue what size hook I was meant to get or what kind of wool etc so I figured a kit was easier

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    I find a 3 or 3.5 metal or plastic hook the easiest.
    8 ply is probably the easiest /che as pest to work with.
    If your making a baby dress you might want to use cotton rather than wool. It is finer and prettier for dresses and doilies.

    The trick to getting the loop of the hook is tension of your wool in your other hand. I loop my wool around my finger twice where mum doesn't need to loop at all.
    I take a pic in the morning and show you what I mean.

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    Thanks ladies

    Anewme that's what I'm having the most trouble with - getting the tension of the wool. At the moment I can do a good chain stitch but the loops just end up massive. I need to stop every single time & tighten them.

    Even if I loop it around my finger, that works for the first loop but then the next ones just get bigger & bigger as the wool just slips off my finger.

    I really didn't think it would be this hard to do a simple chain stitch!

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    Okay I will take a photo when I get home. I am sitting at the hospital with mum at the moment.

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    Tension is my biggest issue but I've learnt to crochet by manually wrapping the wool around the hook, so I can't figure out how to do it by holding the loose thread in my hand. Looking forward to seeing your pics @anewme.


 

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