Friday, February 19, 2016

Single, Double, Half-Double and Triple Crochet - more learning



After my success last week feeling like I'd mastered Granny Squares, I wanted to keep learning and try something different this week.

I browsed through my Crochet Pinterest board - which is full of so many amazing things that I hopefully will one day be able to make!



First I tried this pattern to make a simple daisy (the yellow flower in the picture above). Then I tried a star using this pin (the link won't work but the pictures on the pin are pretty clear). Finally I tried a heart using this pattern.

I think they all turned out ok. I had to look up triple crochet and half-double crochet, but I understand them all now. They all seem to be basically the same basic 'stitch' but different number of times to yarn over and pull through a different number of loops depending on the length and size of finished 'stitch' you want.

So far the biggest problem I have is knowing where to put my hook into to start each stitch. If anyone has any hints or tips for learning this I'd much appreciate it!


4 comments:

  1. Learn by doing!
    Mayby you find some small and easy projects that gives you a proud feeling of having finished something. Like a garland! (made of all kinds of first projects flowers, stars etc)

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    1. OOh what a good idea! I think I might just do that! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Jill, I think you are doing very well. As for learning technique, I have found that there are some really good Youtube tutorials for learning all sorts of crochet stitches and techniques. I have been crocheting, off and on, for most of my life and I still have questions sometimes. I learned the Tunisian method of crochet, mainly by watching Youtube videos a couple of years ago. In Tunisian crochet, the finished projects look a lot like knitting. I like the idea of watching someone else doing a craft and you can play the same bit of a video over and over until you understand it.This would be a good place for you to see, up close, where to place your hook to start a particular stitch. In some stitches you need to go through the front of a chain, some through the back, etc., depending on what the instructions (pattern) states. It looks as if you are coming along very nicely with your learning any way!

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    1. Thanks Lynn. I am finding that videos really help - I think I'll try more of those! :)

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