Oooh, how exciting! I want to learn to crochet.

Will there be crochet videos at some point? I know that routes here. :teehee:

This is a great idea! I wonder how many knitters here crochet as well? I do both, and enjoy each for different reasons. samm

I crochet!:cheering: but just the bare basics: chain, single crochet, double, and half-double.

hey Stiney, when did you change your name?

I crochet, but I prefer knitting. It is good to know for different projects though. I am going to use it today to attach some fun fur to my daughter’s new flip flops.

Amy changed it for me at the end of last week. I figured it’d be easier if I just had “one” name on the boards, instead of some people referring to me as Stine/Stiney, and others referring to me as “cawthraven” or “raven.” But I kept the bit in my sig to make it less confusing, hopefully. :teehee:

I like the crochet videos at annies attic; and; I know there are a few more places!

I enjoy crochet as well and learned at nexstitch! Hey Stiney…is that your last name? My maiden name is Stine. :slight_smile:

I’ve been wanting to learn!!! Woo hoo. I was hoping this would happen one day.

oh i can crochet too, my grandmother taught me when i was 4, and i only recently picked up knitting!

I learned crochet first and have been doing it for about a year. I recently picked up knitting and for now prefer it. Ive got some crochet projects going right now but havent picked them up in a while. If I hadnt learned crochet first I dont think I would have been able to teach myself how to knit. Might have to dust off my hooks this week. I bought a bunch of yarn for a ripple before I really got into knitting. I feel guilty lol

I crochet.
This is a great idea to have section for it here.:cheering:

I only can tolerate crochet enough for finishing purposes…but I want to be able to do it as well as knitting. I actually had tried for years to learn but knitting is what finally took for me. I’ll be keeping an eye on this forum for help and such!!!:cheering:

I’m (still) trying to get some classes scheduled for this summer. I will be teaching a basic crochet class and then a hat design class.

And while my mom is here this week, I’m going to try to teach her to read a pattern.:wall: :teehee:

YEAH for Crochet~!:cheering::happydance::cheering::happydance:

I croched before I learned to knit, and I got very experienced in it, and I made lots of afghans, but since I picked up knitting, I really haven’t crocheted in about 5 years, but occasionally I will make an afghan. I prefer crochet for them because it seems to go a little faster, but that’s about the only thing I do with it.

Here are a few good crochet sites:

Learn Crochet Now
Crochetville-a forum just like this one

I’m sure there are more, but those are just the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.

Another crocheter here! I’ve crocheted since I was a kid, but I ain’t saying how long ago that was :wink: , and took up knitting a few years ago. I like both for different projects and reasons.

What do you use to teach? Written or charted patterns? What kind of yarn, hooks, etc. do you start pupils out with? I’m considering teaching a class at the Air Force Academy community center, but have no idea where to start.

Having recently joined this knitting forum, I must say I am absolutely thrilled to see a crochet section here! :muah: Now two of my favorite activities in one place! Thanks for having me!

Welcome! This is a great place, and I think it’s better with the 2 new forums.

I was a crocheter first, for a long, long time. Once I finally learned to knit, I’ve only used a crochet hook to pick up a dropped knit stitch. I’m afraid I’m a bit of a knit snob. In my defense, have you seen some of the things people crochet? My Aunt used to crochet these Barbie-type dolls with skirts that you put over a spare roll of toilet paper to display on the back of the toilet. She thought that was high art.

I know some people crochet some beautiful stuff, so consider my comments tongue in cheek, unless you’re actually crocheting toilet paper covers, in that case I’m sorry I hurt your feelings.