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Old 03-31-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Brand new to crochet
Im already a keen knitter but i fancy trying something a little bit different.

Any ideas on the best patterns to start with?

Im also left handed if that makes a difference.

Any ideas much appriciated
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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also how to knit a square design would be great.

basic ones to start with though!

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to KH!

Whenever I teach people how to crochet, I always recommend they start out with something small, like a potholder or coaster. That way they can learn the stitches while finishing a project in short order--and maybe not get too frustrated in the process.

If either of those ideas interest you, look at some of the crochet patterns for them on Ravelry. I'd recommend sticking with a basic square or circle. Once you find one you think you'd like to try, either jump in and give it a shot or come back here and ask the experts if it's suitable for a beginner.

One of the regulars here, MGM, has produced some tutorials if you need basic how-to info.

If you get stuck, you know where you can get help!
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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Oh, and for your second post, are you wanting to knit a square or crochet one? (Thought I'd better ask for clarification since you were just discussing crochet.)
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:42 AM   #5
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Glad to have you here at KH. Are you going to knit left handed or do you knit continental, which seems closer to crochet in the way the yarn is held?
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
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Ok thankyou I will have a look. Although I am left handed I knit righthanded as my nan taught me and she is righthanded! Im looking to crochet a square, rather than knit. But I would crochet with the hook in my left hand as I get in a muddle with my right!! Also I have a couple of hooks ive tried a basic chain stitch but my wool keeps splitting, am I better with a bigger hook?
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