Does any one else Crochet or Knit
uuuurgh I've lost my 'flair' for knitting, I've not knitted in a while so I can knit and purl but thats it if i try any of the different stiches I just make a mess! I'm gonna take up crochet!
i really wanna learn to crochet so i can do amigurumi, but im so afraid its gonna be hard....
Well I've never found knitting stuff other than wool in a charity shop! Must not be looking enough.
Methatsall! I just taught myself how to crochet in about 10 mins! From here http://craftydaisies.com/2007/05/22/learn-to-crochet-lesson-1/ I still dont really get the turning over thing, but there's things I still don't get in knitting.
Could anyone explain the turning over thing? It just doesn't click yet, well not properly. I'd looked at other videos but nothing clicked as well as on crafty daisies but I'm still a bit er blank though.
I crochet...and have been trying to teach myself to knit for a few years now. I just can't seem to get a grasp at using two needles instead of one hook. I agree with Cat on this; I think it would be a lot easier if I had someone to sit down with and show me how. Illustrations/Instructions just don't work with my mind I guess.
even videos? I never thought I'd learn crochet so easily off of a video on the internet! I would have never been able to learn how to knit without my mum showing me and helping me, she used to crochet but has forgotten how!
I'm the opposite liz, using one hook instead of two needles is weird haha. Knitting is a bit like crochet just on two needles, so you're making the loops before you get to the knitting part, where as in crochet you make the loops as you go along and instead of wrapping the wool around the hook and then pulling it through the other loop you're pulling the loop off the needle and on to the other! yeh easier when you know how, expieriencing it with crochet!
so im doing single crocheting...so i do a row and then i do another making sure that i turn it over and start it with two loops and then once i finish that row I go down to the bottom corner and put that loop onto the hook then carry on as before!!? the bit that ive done looks like finger!? help!
OK, I am getting a little bit pissed off at these crochet how tos that go 'do this this and this then you have increased a stitch its well easy' they just assume you get what they meant
how do you increase a stitch!?
I can't really see what turning over bit you mean, but do you mean a turning stitch?
At the end of every row, you have to make an extra chain if you're doing single crochet, as when you stick the hook into the next chain (the second one from hook) you've missed a stitch, so this extra chain replaces it.
If you don't do that, you end up with triangles or fans or things.
If you're doing double crochet, you have to do two chains.
Really simple, simpler than knitting. All you have to do is stick your hook into the same stitch that you just did your last crochet in, two in one space. I hope that makes sense!
Also, I'm glad to see you're learning American crochet, English crochet is sligggghtly different, but there are more patterns in American so it's good you're doing American. English is only different in the fact that it doesn't have a Single Crochet, it goes slip stitch>double crochet
Some places call a slip stitch single crochet, but it most definitely is not, and this confused the heeeeeell out of me when i started out.
I'm going to go get a book about it from the library but I'm gonna look for an American one, there seems to be more patterns and things from Americans. So to increase a stitch I do a single crochet, and then instead of going into the next stitch I go into the one I just did!?
in the bit where you can see the two loops riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight across the stitch on the hook?
also what does 2sc mean, it feels like it should be obvious but isn't!
2sc is an increase! You do 2 single crochet in that same stitch.
You know where you insert your hook in to make a stitch? Insert it there, do one single crochet, then insert it there again and do another.
ok I won't be able to do it when I come to do it but I'll try thanks!
EDIT: ok I managed to increase stitches...it doesnt look like crochet it just looks like wrong knitting lol
omg how cute are these http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5347491&order=§ion_id=&page=1 im gonna make up a pattern or find a pattern for a doll and adapt it!
So I just want to make sure I've got increase right it seems to do what I want
The little arrow is pointed at where I have to work into it again, usually I have 2 loops underneath the one on the hook so I go for the 2nd loop from the loop on the hook and work that in sc, thats right yeh? (Pic stolen from Nix and changed around by me)
I'd work it into the loop directly beneath it.
I have no idea what you mean when you're talking about loops and 2 loops and 2nd loops and things, but from the diagram, i'd work my increase into the stitch beneath that one, else you'll end up with three levels of stitches, but you want two.
booo come to my house and show me! my mum has remembered how to crochet from me showing her but can't remember anything else but basic stitches. Books are useless too. I think I'm doing it right since the stitches increase and it doesn't look wrong.
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