Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Crocheting S.O.S.


I purchased these balls of yarn thinking that I would be able to teach myself how to crochet. Well it's been about 2 years and I still have not yet managed to teach myself a darn thing about crocheting and the yarn still looks brand new. Every winter I break out my crocheting supplies with high hopes but then quickly become frustrated at how ugly my work is and stow it back away until the next year.

Now that Chicago is in the beginning stages of some brisk weather and I have a scary amount of free time on my hands, I have brought out those balls of yarn yet AGAIN with hopes that they will magically turn into beautiful scarves. 

I WILL NOT GIVE UP THIS TIME UNTIL I HAVE A SCARF TO SHOW FOR IT...
NO MATTER HOW UGLY IT MAY BE!

Does anyone know anything about crocheting a scarf??? I'm in need of some crafty assistance...someone who is patient with my crocheting ignorance.

15 comments:

  1. I made a scarf once when I was 12 or 13 but there were many many holes in it. Then it got caught in my printer somehow and got completely ruined. Needless to say, I know nothing about successfully crocheting.

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  2. Bahahaha, how stir crazy we get when we aren't running! I wanna see this scarf, i'm going to hold you to it!

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  3. Oh wow...good luck girl! I really don't think would have the patience for crocheting...nor would I have a clue where to begin lol

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  4. hehe! there's one thing I CAN do well :) I'd be glad to help if I can...

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  5. I just sent my mom yarn and she turned it into a nice scarf.

    The loopy yarns store near me offers classes. Maybe there is a place near you to go to learn the basics.

    That's all I got :)

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  6. My mom taught me how to knit and it was pretty easy. Youtube has great videos that you can learn from also. Good luck!

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  7. You Tube videos are good - you can probably also check out a book at the library, I do this for all crafty type books that I might want to buy - like a test drive for books. Also most yarn stores usually have beginner classes

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  8. Color me clueless! Sounds like Bobbi's your go-to girl on this. Good luck! And boo to the weather!

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  9. I might be able to help!! I have my own business where I make jewelry and crocheted accessories! I find youtube to be a pretty great source for basic stitches. Just pick one and work it back and forth till you have a scarf! Visit my blog & let me know if I can help ; ) Good luck!

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  10. I've been trying to learn the ways of crocheting for almost two years too! Every fall I say, "I want to learn to crochet!" and then I never follow through. Maybe this should be the year that I actually do it!

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  11. Too funny-- I also had some yard sitting around for a long time before I finally decided I was never going to actually learn, so I gave up and I got rid of it :(
    But you are so dedicated and disciplined that I have no doubt you'll have an awesome scarf to show for it by the time it gets really cold out!

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  12. Good luck!!! I totally couldn't do it!

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  13. I've always wanted to learn! I just think of all of the cool things i could make. On our airplane ride this week I had a lady next to me that made a sort of half poncho and put it on during the flight and stretched it out so she could cuddle up with her arms and hands under it. I totally wanted it. She spoke French so our conversation was limited. :)

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  14. It's easy! Watch a couple videoas on a really dreary day and you'll be good to go!

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  15. I think crocheting is easier than knitting, although I still don't have a huge amount of patience for it... :)

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