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Getting Started With Crochet

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Crochet is an affordable hobby, and you don't need anything fancy to get started; you only need a crochet hook and some yarn for starters. We've provided free tutorials and plenty of easy crochet patterns you can use for learning this fun and relaxing craft. If you haven't already learned how to crochet, I hope you will give it a try!


February 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm
(1) Jane says:

I love crocheting. I think it is one of the best things there is. Believe it or not, crocheting tops knitting on my scale by 99%. And your patterns make it FUNNER! Thanks 4 the awesome newsletters. 20 years from now, when I’m in my 40′s, I’ll look back and say: “Wow, these patterns are amazing. I’m glad I kept them.” Thank you, Amy Solovay!

February 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm
(2) ronnie nowak says:

I love to crochet and have started to knit. But I still find crocheting to be my favorite hobby. I just wish making socks was easier. I have a hard time with knitting and crocheting both. Anyone have a suggestions.

March 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm
(3) Amy Solovay - Crochet Guide says:

Thanks for the comments, Jane & Ronnie!

Ronnie — You can find links to many different free sock tutorials and patterns at this link:

crocheting socks

Some of them have detailed pictures that help you understand the challenging parts, such as working the heel. Hope those help.

April 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm
(4) jean snider says:

I have made a bracelet……….but can’t figure out how to hook it together……….without making it too big………any suggestions???

April 20, 2012 at 1:47 am
(5) Amy says:

Hi Jean,

I’ve posted some pictures that might (or might not) help you. This is the way I usually close my crocheted bracelets. It so happens that these pics are of a necklace I made, but it’s the same basic idea.

necklace closure

Let me know if that helps?


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