Crochet from a beginner

My mum was a fantastic knitter and crochet but she was also left handed so was never able to teach me. Sewing, embroidery were no problem but I could not get the hang of knitting. When I was in my 20’s a girl at work taught me knitting.

So here I am 60 and still cant crochet. One of my guests offered to show me how. She bought me some easy to hold and use hooks. If anyone wants the hooks that I used (with those easy to hold handles) one of my mates actually sell them http://myfunkycraft.com/.

So I start and after just a couple of days I can do a granny square. I am amazed how easy it was. You can watch to development of my skills. I managed a waistcoat in 17 days! I really recommend you have a go. These are the videos I used and there are even left hand versions.

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1) the most useful to get started https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npIsh-o9AM0

2) How to add a border https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFP4PTGcCnw

3) how to join strands and tuck tails https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQCbth-2KXc

4) triangles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzhpLVQ05gA

5) foundation chains http://www.petalstopicots.com/2015/09/how-to-work-a-foundation-double-crochet-photo-tutorial/

6) Shell edging https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro0XmQeh8F8

7) a tie chain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJRora2-UOs

8) magic circle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GHTfXaz2E

9) interweave http://www.petalstopicots.com/2015/09/how-to-work-a-foundation-double-crochet-photo-tutorial/

 

I decided to join the squares by sewing, I have a load of cut strands from tapestry and it used them up and it made a flatter neater join than crocheting one.