Aiming to crochet!!!!

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Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby DingleDel » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:48 pm

LOL, as an awkward left handed knitter, I have never even tried to crochet BUT thought I should really try it out. Even just the basics.

Before I start, I need to order a couple of hooks but what size/type would you recommend please?

I was thinking around 4 or 4.5mm, judging by my most often used knitting needles.

I have seen some nice, soft grip type hooks but not sure if it would be worth buying these in case I really can't get to grips with it.

Any advice would be much appreciated please. xx
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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby Carolyn » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:44 pm

4 - 4.5 is good for double knit, 5 is Ok too. If you have any yarn around it often tells you the size of hook on the band.

I wouldn't go any smaller to learn, I have the 5 I learnt with when I was about 16! I just have bog standard and have recently got a full set of bamboo ones from ebay (China), like these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-Sizes-Carb ... 2eccbf1777

I did put some hints here:

http://craftsbycarolyn.co.uk/proj_yarn/ ... lowers.htm

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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby Kath » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:58 pm

They look good, Carolyn. I have a full set of crochet hooks which I bought years ago. It took me ages to learn how to crochet because I am left handed and no-one could teach me. (No internet in those days!) Eventually my friend taught me by sitting directly in front of me and I had to mirror her moves. Crochet is much easier than knitting I think and I can crochet. I can knit as well but find myself getting very tense when I knit. Crochet is much more relaxing for me.
Good luck with your venture Adele. There are only 3 stitches in crochet, you will soon be a whizz at it!

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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby DingleDel » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:59 pm

Thank you Carolyn. Yes I found your page and an old post linking a You Tube tutorial.

I have rummaged around and found a size 5mm hook that I must have borrow from my mum. Got a scrap of DK wool too, so I am all ready to have a go! :wiggle:

Thank you. x
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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby DingleDel » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:02 pm

I am quite a quick knitter, and despite being left handed, I knit right handed but hold the needle weird! (I hold the RH needle on my tummy so all the work and movement is controlled by my LH.)

I am unsure that I will conquer holding the crochet hook/yarn OK, but here goes! :wink:
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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby Carolyn » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:43 pm

Well I expect to see pictures soon. :)

Started my boot tops....will get going tomorrow evening after work. Mil Is going home tomorrow too.

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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby DingleDel » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:00 pm

I am finding it really hard to hold the yarn, keep tension, get hook through the right loop...etc...etc...

I am using this link here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqca00LdmAc


and attempting Single Crochet Stitch. Is this the easiest one to start with????? LOL
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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby Kath » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:45 pm

I thought her videos were very good, Adele. Just take it slowly and you will be fine.

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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby Carolyn » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:00 pm

Dont forget sc is dc in uk http://craftsbycarolyn.co.uk/proj_yarn/ ... kguide.htm

I reckon treble is good to start with and work in the round

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Re: Aiming to crochet!!!!

Postby LizG » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:42 pm

I am slowly getting the ergonomic handles hooks as I find them easier to use and they certainly help the arthritis probleI have in my forefinger knuckle.

These are the ones I bought and I just buy a new one when I need the size, rather than buy them in bulk !!

http://www.purplelindacrafts.co.uk/clover-soft-touch-crochet-hooks-aluminum-20-6mm-60-c.asp


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