I have found a Learn to Crochet tutorial on the web and want to give it a go. It does not suggest any particular yarn or hook to learn with. Can anyone suggest a good yarn for learning and an appropriate sized hook?
I would suggestthe same as I would for someone learning to knit- worsted weight and probably a size H hook.
I learned on Red Heart ( it was the 80's and I learned from Grammy ).
I would suggest a non-splitty yarn.
Thanks for the direction. I must have some worsted wt yarn in the stash bag, and I can buy a size H hook.
I have seen crochet hooks that have large handles - almost the size of that of a screwdriver. These look to me to be comfortable and not so likely to result in finger cramps. What think you? Do you have a link where these are available?
Interestingly, when I have taught others to knit, I start them out on a chunky-bulky wool or blend with a good twist and largish round needles, say US 10.5 or 11s (depending on their finger size and dexterity from other activities).
OMG! I wish I had those tutorial videos 10 years ago when I was learning to crochet. I am going to bookmark them though, because there are few advanced stitches that I could never do and now I can learn.
Thanks for posting that.