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First Crochet Book Review

Updated on March 31, 2016

I have been crocheting for almost all of my life. The first time that I picked up a hook and yarn, I was at my Grandma's house. She liked to crochet things and wanted to teach me how to do it. I got some of that varigated yarn that is every color of the rainbow and I made pot holders, toy balls, and all of those simple first projects with single, double, and half double stitches. My Aunts also like to crochet. When I was in school, I took a class to learn how to knit and crochet. Knitting was much more difficult for me to learn. I had to knit a pair of slippers for the class and the stitches were very loose and they looked terrible. I haven't tried to knit anything since then. I did crochet a large afghan with blocks of different colors for my big class project. I like to create different rare unusal things now like stuffed Siamese cats and rabbits that look real. I have made flamingo and lighthouse pillows. I like to make basketweave baby blankets using front and back post stitches, honeycomb designs, lace, and cables. I can't knit but I love the look so I use Tunisian stitches most of the time. I can do some of the fancy advanced Tunisian or Afghan stitches. One of my relatives that has never learned how to crochet wants to learn so I bought this First Crochet book. It has easy instructions and a lot of pictures. The patterns start simple and get more advanced. It's a great book for a beginner to learn from.

My Cotton Dishrags

A few helpful instruction videos.

My Tunisian Stitch Wool Project

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      I haven't crocheted for years! This sounds like a great book for me to refresh myself.

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      I think I'm the only female on Squidoo who doesn't crochet . .