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madametj
12-10-2006, 05:00 PM
i was just wondering how many of u can crochet

Jan in CA
12-10-2006, 05:23 PM
Okay, I answered yes because I can. However, I wouldn't crochet anything other than maybe an edge on a knitted project. Other than afghans I don't really care for crochet that much.

suzq85
12-10-2006, 05:25 PM
No, but I would like to learn. A few years ago, a friend tried to teach me through emails, but I must admit that I just couldn't get over the very basics. I'm usually a fast learner, but just couldn't do it! :oops: :doh:

suzq85
12-10-2006, 05:31 PM
Oh, looked at the website, just gotta say, KEWL, loved it though I am a much older (50), yes fifty( can that be true, I feel 20 inside) woman. Great quiz! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :happydance: :happydance:

knit-errant
12-10-2006, 05:41 PM
I can. I'd say I'm a much better crocheter than I am a knitter.

jdee
12-10-2006, 06:37 PM
Yes, since I was 18, and I'm 38 now. I come from a long line of crocheters. In fact, I didn't begin knitting until early this year. At the Hobby Lobby in Sherman, they were selling thier needle craft leaflets for half price. I decided to try knitting, while they were still that price, and I've become so addicted. :happydance:

Pink Dandelion
12-10-2006, 07:39 PM
I learned when I was 5. I've pretty much switched to knitting now, but it's a very useful skill to have! And I still pick it up everynow and then for lace.

janelanespaintbrush
12-10-2006, 08:04 PM
One day, a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, my Grandma taught me a few of the basics. I went home with a crochet hook and some yarn and really went to town with it. Unfortunately, the novelty wore off pretty quickly -- as it will when you're that age. I didn't touched a crochet hook again until I got a set this year for my knitting arsenal -- so far I've only done some simple crochet edges on knitted projects. Have been meaning to do more...

CateKnits
12-10-2006, 08:05 PM
My mother tried to teach me at least five times and I just cannot learn it. I'm glad I found knitting!

Mo0nAngel
12-10-2006, 09:47 PM
yup but I'm wayyyy better at knitting than crocheting..but i can't for the life of me understand the pattern instructions in crocheting :?? but someone here in the KH forum gave a link to a page where it has crochet videos explaining everything so I might give it a try :D

madametj
12-10-2006, 10:29 PM
yup but I'm wayyyy better at knitting than crocheting..but i can't for the life of me understand the pattern instructions in crocheting :?? but someone here in the KH forum gave a link to a page where it has crochet videos explaining everything so I might give it a try :D

oooh, do u still have the link?

Ingrid
12-10-2006, 11:03 PM
I used to do both, but I haven't crocheted anything except a simple edging for decades. I did help a student learn, though.

mwedzi
12-11-2006, 09:43 AM
Yup. Been knitting less than a year but crocheting more than 9. Since I started knitting, I've been crocheting a lot less, but I still consider myself a better crocheter than knitter.

VictoiseC
12-11-2006, 09:51 AM
Well! I used to a long time ago but then didn't just like my knitting for over 20 years. Then I went to the Rhinebeck Wool & Sheep festival in october and somehow, ended up buying this crochet hook. I couldn't put it down it was so beautiful. Weird, it brought me back to crocheting. So now I'm working on a gorgeous ! I think shawl and it's such fun to jump back and forth from knitting to crochet. Crochet can be really relaxing and like mesmerizing ha if you know what I mean.

I wish I could teach you guys who couldn't get it, it's really the simplest thing in the world. through the loop through the loop

Mo0nAngel
12-11-2006, 09:54 AM
yup but I'm wayyyy better at knitting than crocheting..but i can't for the life of me understand the pattern instructions in crocheting :?? but someone here in the KH forum gave a link to a page where it has crochet videos explaining everything so I might give it a try :D

oooh, do u still have the link?
yup! here you go: http://www.nexstitch.com/Tutorials.html
Enjoy!! :cheering:

Chrissie
12-11-2006, 10:05 AM
I don't know how to crochet right now, unless you count making a rocet chain for a provisional cast on. I'll probably learn how to do it for projects with crocheted edges, but that will be the extent of my crochet. But you never know....

feministmama
12-11-2006, 10:17 AM
THanks Monoangel for the link! THose videos are great. I know the basics of crochet but I keep forget some stitches. This is a great help. :muah:

dustinac
12-11-2006, 10:30 AM
I know enough to get by :teehee: I had my mom teach me a few yrs ago and my afghan still looks like a really long scarf... for some reason knitting was easier for me to learn and keep straight... this past summer we started a crochet shrug and of course once I got home it was crooked again and needs her help... :rofl: she does the crocheting and I do the knitting...

Mo0nAngel
12-11-2006, 11:16 AM
THanks Monoangel for the link! THose videos are great. I know the basics of crochet but I keep forget some stitches. This is a great help. :muah:
You're welcome!! :D but really the one to thank is MaRDi who posted a link on the KH december KAL...I always wondered if such a place existed cause on my own I was definitely not going to really learn how to crochet! :teehee: :teehee:

DonnaS
12-11-2006, 12:49 PM
I've been crocheting since I was about 12 and altho I learned to knit about the same time frame, I picked up on crocheting and held with it. I'm now 39 and just started knitting again about 4 months ago, and already am teaching beginning knitters here as well as pushing myself to learn more.

I have to say I enjoy both, though of course I'm more comfortable with crocheting. I used to think it had more options for design but unless you count all the different motif patterns out there I now feel that they are pretty equal. I do like knitting better for wearables due to the nice drape and feel you get, but love crochet for some wearables and everything else out there. It also helps to lay one down and pick up the other to give your hands a rest as they are pretty different. I love them both tho :heart:

MarDi
12-11-2006, 01:46 PM
I learned to crochet when I was little and became very good at it, but I always yearned to learn knitting: I prefer the smoothness and feel of knitted fabric to crocheted.

Now that I'm learning to knit, I'm just in love with it. I still love to crochet, and have made several things recently, but I think knitting will be my permanent favorite. :D

Braden
12-11-2006, 05:49 PM
I love to crochet. I am very good at it.

jolenel
12-11-2006, 07:50 PM
My mother is a big crocheter--she taught me to crochet before I learned how to knit. I generally prefer knitting (by a lot!) to crocheting, but once in a while I'll come across a small crocheting project that I just HAVE to do. :teehee:

madametj
12-11-2006, 11:20 PM
Well! I used to a long time ago but then didn't just like my knitting for over 20 years. Then I went to the Rhinebeck Wool & Sheep festival in october and somehow, ended up buying this crochet hook. I couldn't put it down it was so beautiful. Weird, it brought me back to crocheting. So now I'm working on a gorgeous ! I think shawl and it's such fun to jump back and forth from knitting to crochet. Crochet can be really relaxing and like mesmerizing ha if you know what I mean.

I wish I could teach you guys who couldn't get it, it's really the simplest thing in the world. through the loop through the loop

that is an absolutely gorgeous hook! it must have cost like $1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000..........

madametj
12-11-2006, 11:23 PM
yup but I'm wayyyy better at knitting than crocheting..but i can't for the life of me understand the pattern instructions in crocheting :?? but someone here in the KH forum gave a link to a page where it has crochet videos explaining everything so I might give it a try :D

oooh, do u still have the link?
yup! here you go: http://www.nexstitch.com/Tutorials.html
Enjoy!! :cheering:

i luv those videos! thank u thank u THANK YOU :muah:!!! you may have saved my crocheting life forever....

VictoiseC
12-12-2006, 10:04 AM
:teehee: Madametj. Yeah, it seems like it did cost that much but you know what! I don't care. I paid $40 (first he wanted $50 but he came down)
He told me he sold them ebay also and sometimes they went for less and sometimes more. I watched ebay and saw one sold for $30 but then there's shipping $5. I was at the wool festival and it was one of those days.
I have to pick this thing up just about every day and now I'm considering getting some of his knitting needles too!

VictoiseC
12-12-2006, 10:17 AM
P.S. Ha, I just looked at his stuff on Ebay, his name is Grafton Fibers, a family up in Vermont I think or New Hampshire and he doesn't have crochet hooks right now but check these out:

(whoops, getting off topic and back to knitting)

http://cgi.ebay.com/GRAFTON-FIBERS-CIRCULAR-KNITTING-NEEDLES-SPECTRUM-US13_W0QQitemZ280054950232QQihZ018QQcategoryZ71216 QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

RachelG
12-12-2006, 12:45 PM
I can definitely crochet. (Don't ask me if I can knit. I may have to end up pleading the fifth.)

Secksiebrat
12-12-2006, 02:22 PM
I can... a little bit. I can single crochett and double and that kinda stuff. I've never attempted a blanket or anything of that nature. I know enough to do some edging for my knitting or crochett beads onto socks (that seems to be the popular thing these days). One day I'd like to learn to do it better.

~danielle~

lynne082
12-12-2006, 03:14 PM
I can single crochet, and that's it. I bet if I watched a couple videos I could figure out the basics.

They say it's faster, so I would like to learn for blankets and large items.

cgd
12-14-2006, 09:38 AM
I love crochet. It works up fast and it easier to do in general. But I like being able to knit as well because the results of each are different.

psammeadred
12-14-2006, 11:08 AM
I learned to knit and crochet two summers ago when I was very, very bored. I picked up crochet a lot easier than knitting, but I enjoy knitting more. I like to crochet snowflakes for Christmas, and I made a really pretty crocheted wrap, but I prefer knitted fabric because it looks more even and drapes better.

jberry16
12-14-2006, 02:09 PM
I learned to crochet when I was about 6 I remember walking around the playground during recess in second grade with a skein of yarn and finger crocheting b/c the school wouldn't allow crochet hooks. btw that hook is to die for I want one. I like knitted fabric better.

madametj
12-19-2006, 05:57 PM
i've finally got the double crochet down! :cheering:

treble is next.............right? :??

PurlyGyrl
12-20-2006, 10:40 AM
Oh, yeah! I can crochet--not as well as I knit, but I have my mother handy--who is a MASTER CROCHETER to help me when I get confused--more often some days than others. :teehee: