Knitting/Crocheting for beginners

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Bumble bee

Posting to come back later for tips….I’ve been wanting to learn for forever.

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sumshine.dawn :  it sure is 🙂 (or will be when it’s done) 

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Those are great! Are the hat and scarf knit or crocheted? And, can you share the name of the pattern? I love those!

 

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Sheltielover :  

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That looks great!

 

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mcoutinho :  buy a stitch counter and just twist it, or do gates on peice of paper, pics of both for reference 🙂 

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mcoutinho :  I actually organized a group for needlecraft for charity many years back, but there are still alot! Here is a google link, plus there are groups on ravelry. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=crochet+for+charity&oq=crochet+for+charity&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.7910j0j4&client=ms-android-verizon&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

One of my fave causes  is for camp refugees, here are some links, 

https://www.google.com/search?q=hats+for+syrian+refugees&oq=hats+for.sy&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l3.4754j0j4&client=ms-android-verizon&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

 

One tip, metal hooks are the best, without handles. They are smooth on both  the yarns and your hands. 

 

I just finished a custom blanket for my neice, to her specs. Lol. 

 

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mcoutinho :   for now I’d practice with a stiffer yarn and a medium hook. This way you can visually see, and feel stitches and holes easily. You will get used to the way they should look and feel. 

Also make sure you put the same amount of tension of each stich, this will help keep everything square. 

The biggest mistake beginners make is accidently reducing or increasing stitches at the end of rows.  And then it turns out wonky. You can tie a piece of colored  yarn in the last row stich as a marker, so with subsequent rows  you will know where  to start your chain/turn stitches. 

 

As another poster noted, working in rounds can be an easier start.  

Have fun.

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