Post # 1
So I love to craft but have never learned knit/crochet. So I got some yarn and some crocket hooks and a little book to learn stitches and watched some videos on the internet….and am FAILING miserably. Its sad. I keep getting pieces of the yarn (Like how yarn is a bunch of strings all wound together? I keep getting like half it) in the hook and then missing others and I cannot for my life get the yarn wrapped in my fingers right. I LOVE to sew and quilt but it is INCREDIBLY time consuming and fairly expensive plus totally non-mobile. I thought it would be fun but I am just not getting it…. Blah. All I wanted was a cool home made scarf! I did manage to get the chain stitch down…. tragically I don’t think my long crochet string will be an in vouge scarf anytime soon. 🙁
Post # 3
Me and SO got really into crocheting about 6 months ago. The same thing kept happening to me at first, it gets so much easier with time though, the handmovements become second nature. We tend to drop new activities pretty fast though, so I now have a half finished blanket sitting in my room. Ah well, it was fun while it lasted 🙂
Keep at it! You’ll have your scarf in no time!
Post # 4
Keep practicing that single chain over and over, you’ll get the hang of it. And since you’re just practicing do it loosely and don’t worry too much abouith ow you’re holding it or consistency, the more comfortable you get with chaining, you can start working on how tightly to hold the yarn. Also nit everyone holds things the same, my best friend and i hold our crichet hooks totallh different Dont worry about other chain types yet, the first few things I made were completely single chains!
Post # 5
I’ve been crocheting for 16 years, and recently taught myself to knit. I could crochet in the dark. It definitely gets so much easier with practice!
Also, a really good community to check out if you haven’t already heard of it is http://www.ravelry.com
There are lots of groups and boards for all kinds of levels and interests.
Post # 6
Get a big ass hook. I’m serious. I had the same problem when I started and untill I got the motions down Iunraveled a lot of yarn. The big hook makes it easier to grab the whole peice. They sell them at Walmart. It’s big blue and plastic. 🙂