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    Kate Britt

    Crocheting is jealous because knitting has its own forum! 🙂


    Good point Kate! I originally had crocheting, but then I was trying to condense the categories somewhat. Since there are a lot of crafts conversations, I decided to merge it all into one main forum. Incidentally, I love crocheting! I’ve made more than a dozen blankets in my time! It’s such a relaxing and even meditative hobby.

    Christina Kellagher

    Yes, I love crocheting am a beginner, so I make scarves all the time… any good web resources for learning how to master more complex crocheting? Maybe I can get through making a pair of mittens…

    Kate Britt

    Hey Christina… so MANY resources out there! Don’t get me started!

    I recommend this — helpful and inspiring both — I signed up for a couple of email subscriptions that come weekly; they lead me to new techniques as well as new ways to use the good-ol’ techniques.
    – AllFreeCrochet (a.k.a. Hooked on Crochet): http://www.allfreecrochet.com/ml/1
    – Fave Crafts, their crochet section: http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet
    – LionBrand

    Also, here are a few sites for you from my bookmarks folder:
    – A site for learning stitches of all kinds: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa052398.htm
    – A blog that teaches crochet techniques using videos: http://www.easyvideocrochet.blogspot.ca/
    – LionBrand also has an awesome page called ‘stitch finder’: http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&stitchfinder=1
    – And one for stitch samples: http://blog.lionbrand.com/2008/09/29/crochet-along-sample-some-new-stitches/
    (Once I made a whole afghan of squares, each of which was a separate new stitch. Great way to learn some new stitches and decide which you like to do or not. I used a monochrome scheme (various shades of green) so the afghan still looks like a unit. But it’s also a great way to use up yarn scraps!)

    If you’re on facebook, try ‘like’ on The Crochet Crowd page. They’re always posting interesting stuff:

    As well as googling, try this: Go to http://www.lionbrand.com/ and do a search for ‘crochet mittens’. They have a lot of free patterns. (I signed up there, and theirs is one of the newsletters I mentioned above.)

    Happy hooking!


    I love to see my mother crochet. I am a lefty and can do the stitches but I have a real hard time following the instructions.


    My mother tried to teach me to knit and I absolutely did not get it. But then she showed me the basics of crochet and I took to it like a fish in water!

    Is anyone on Ravelry? That’s where I go for all my patterns.

    Canadian Eagle


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