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Crochet

honeytoast

Active Member
Hello!

I want to try out crocheting again. I tried a few years ago and never really did much. I started getting an interest in it again (plus I feel like my current hobbies are just starting at a screen/text for hours and hours.)

Would it be worthwhile if I just purchased a kit from Etsy to craft one of those amigurumi, like a chicken, or to just start out elsewhere?

Any other tips will be much appreciated it.
 
One of my grandmothers taught me to crochet when I was little, and I picked it up again for a while when I was in my 20s as a stress relief tool. You only need to learn a few basic types of stitch, from there it's only limited by your own imagination, as you become more familiar with it it gets easier to innovate.

Using the correct size hook for what yarn you're using makes life a lot easier, the hook part should be the same size as the yarn. Hooks are very cheap and they don't wear out, it's a relatively cheap hobby.

I'd suggest starting on simple projects first, you get a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment from being successful at something but if you set early targets too high then it will more likely end in frustration and disappointment.

Rather than buy a kit I'd suggest just buying a hook and some wool and playing with it, any mistakes are very easy to pull undone and redo. Perhaps try making yourself a nice beanie for when winter comes.

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Whatever calls to you. Maybe start simple, with a scarf, or granny square blanket.

I'm currently crocheting the world's largest granny square. My daughter and I are taking turns going round and round spiralling outward, until the single granny square can cover a king sized bed. It's a gift.

Maybe after seeing where your talent lies, you could move onto a crocheted stuffed animal.

I really wish my daughter was still young enough for dolls and Barbies. I used to crochet ball gowns for all of them.
 
One of my grandmothers taught me to crochet when I was little, and I picked it up again for a while when I was in my 20s as a stress relief tool. You only need to learn a few basic types of stitch, from there it's only limited by your own imagination, as you become more familiar with it it gets easier to innovate.

Using the correct size hook for what yarn you're using makes life a lot easier, the hook part should be the same size as the yarn. Hooks are very cheap and they don't wear out, it's a relatively cheap hobby.

I'd suggest starting on simple projects first, you get a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment from being successful at something but if you set early targets too high then it will more likely end in frustration and disappointment.

Rather than buy a kit I'd suggest just buying a hook and some wool and playing with it, any mistakes are very easy to pull undone and redo. Perhaps try making yourself a nice beanie for when winter comes.

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It's kind of funny, I don't know any of the named stitches. I just kind of taught myself how to crochet, based on what I saw my elders doing when I was a child. So I just kind of, on my own, figured out how to do a few things with a crochet hook. I don't even know if I'm doing it the proper way or if I made up a new technique. But everything looks tidy.
 

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