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Old 05-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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Oh, how cute. And it brings back such good memories for me--not only of the watermelon potholders I saw as a kid, but also of watermelons--YUM!

You may be a "new again" crocheter, but you seem to be excelling at it!
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #12
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Thanks for the links and the recommendations. I'm a long-time crocheter, so I probably won't watch them myself. However, I often try to teach people to crochet. If I can't get through to them, I now have a couple of good resources available that might help.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #13
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Oh it is so adorable! When I was and my friends used to make a full set of fruity potholders. By changing the color of the center, you can make lemons, limes and oranges, too! I used to crochet 4-pc sets and sell them at the swapmeet in our town. They sold like crazy!

Thanks for posting your beautiful watermelon!
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:28 PM   #15
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That's cute and appetizing for the kitchen
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #16
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Good job, fatoldladyinpjs! It's a nice thing to know both knit and crochet, they work together in a quite a few patterns as well.
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Lovely! Good work.

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Old 05-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #18
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
These are two video tutorials I've used that have been a great help. The one lady posted these Youtube tutorials for a friend she was teaching to crochet. The gal had a stroke and couldn't remember what she had taught so she gave her something to refer to. The other one is by Mikey. He's a great teacher. He did a series of tutorials for Curtzy Crochet Hooks. This is the first one and they autoplay in order. Ignore the part about signing up in your email. All the videos are complete right here. I knew how to crochet before. My mother taught me but I didn't do anything fancy and it had been a while before I picked up a hook. This was a good refresher and helped me iron out the details like which stitch do you crochet at the end of a row and how to crochet a circle.
Thank you for the links! I will definitely take a look at them. So many people have told me that crochet is easier to learn than knitting, but I just haven't really been able to get the hang of it. Your potholder looks great!
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That is so cute. Very nicely done.
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