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08-31-2008, 11:15 AM

I have just picked up a hook for the very first time...and I bordered one of my knitting projects.

I am curious to start something with crochet...but I am not sure what to start with....

I know I dont want to do a dishcloth...

I am not keen on baby booties..

I am ok with Granny Squares, but don't know what would be an easy enough design to start with...


08-31-2008, 12:23 PM
How about a scarf? I have made two crochets scarves and I love them. I do recommend you doing something flat and square/rectangular (as opposed to a hat or something more complicated). Obviously, it depends on how you feel your skill level is.

This is my experience: after years of knowing how to crochet, I'm still not great at it. My tension is off, sometimes my stitches are bigger or smaller in the same row, and I still twist things around sometimes. I'm very new to knitting, but I am already getting results with knitting that I am much happier with than I have ever been with crochet. Granny squares are supposed to be easy, but I've never had much luck with them.

Like I said, it depends on how comfortable you are with crochet at this point, but that's my thoughts.:thumbsup:

08-31-2008, 08:48 PM
Yeah...I am much more happy with Knitting too...but I think I want to clean up my crochet skills a bit so that I can do edging on knitted things...and I don't want to feel like I am completely restricted to knitting if I find a cool pattern on the other side!

09-01-2008, 09:49 AM
Go to crochetcabana.com if interested in granny squares. She takes you step by step with pictures.