Learn to crochet?

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  1. snailtrailer

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    Crochet is the perfect Motorhome hobby - no mess - portable - inexpensive - and (once mastered) therapeutic. I am going to attempt to teach it from my hospital bed. Choose a 5 or 6mm crochet hook “Pony” in the blue & orange pack are widely available and a ball of double knit yarn. Make a slip knot.

    These instructions are for right-handed people.

    Abbreviations
    l/h left hand
    r/h right hand
    c/h crochet hook

    If you have any queries please ask and when we get started please give me feedback. First lesson tomorrow. Apparently there are lessons on YouTube which could be a help.


    Auntie Pam
     
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    A while since I did any crocheting Pamela so I will follow your lessons and hopefully it will all come back to me:)
     
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    Should go down well with some of the crotchety folk on here ? :D
     
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    Can I learn too please? I will buy wool and hook tomorrow.
     
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    Think all I remember is how to do a chain. In the 70's I did squares in Brown and orange to make a waistcoat and matching bag.:D2
     
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    @champers

    That’s a lovely idea, I’ve literally learnt in the last couple of weeks from YouTube and I’m now addicted.

    Get well soon xx
     
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    I'm in Pam but I will have to practice with a pretend hook as haven't one yet!!!
    See you tommorrow!!
     
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    I’m going to have to get a hook tomorrow as I don’t know where mine are (lost in a sea of boxes somewhere)
     
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    My grandmother taught me to crochet 55 years ago and I always travel with a set of hooks. Charity shops are a great place to find supplies. Happy hooking :)
     
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    I’m in - now where do I buy the hook? We have a project here in Keynsham - spelt K E Y N S H A M ... to knit and crochet poppies to drape down the wall of St Johns Church - I’m hoping you can teach me before November! (y)
     
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    All I can do is make a chain and I've never worked out how to make a square no matter how many YouTube videos I've watched. But I'll give it another try.
     
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    I think the grass is a bit wet for playing crochet at the moment.;)
     
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    I know Anthea M is keen to make Granny squares but you have to start with a chain to find out the best way to hold the c/h and wrapping and working with the other fingers. If I was teaching one-to-one I would start with a ready-made piece of work as something to hang on to.
     
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    Yes I am in also ... thanx Ven for making me aware of this...
    Have to get a hook and check my wool out .... luckily going to Faro tomorrow


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    @snailtrailer Just rummaging through sewing box to see if I already had any hooks and came across these. They are plastic. The long one seems to be for measuring crochet hooks as each dent has a mm number on it but what is the round thing for please? Will I need to keep it for use eventually? Or shall I discard it?
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    Amazon have pony ones as cheap as chips (less than £2) next day delivery.
     
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    Knitting is a far more useful pastime you see
    My dear ole Mum would always reply to all my youthfull wants from toys to Motor bikes :cycle:
    "I'll knit you one"
    Pricless
     
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