This is what I would suggest for a beginner at crocheting. Just start making small squares until you're comfortable with starting, ending, and everything between. Later these squares can be sewn together to make a washcloth, baby blanket, scarf, etc. Size doesn't matter. I would suggest using a hook size G-J and light-colored worsted-weight yarn to start. (Black yarn is VERY difficult to learn with). ENJOY!

Step 1: Materials

These are the materials that you will need:
-a small amount of light-colored, worsted-weight of sport-weight yarn
-darning/yarn needle
-pair of scissors
-crochet hook (size G-J suggested)
-tape measure or ruler
Clearly I'm not getting it. I don't understand the "turn your work" and how to make it link... any helpful tips would be appreciated
<p>I think the only part tripping you up is this line: &quot;single crochet 10, chain 1, turn, sc 10, ch 1, turn, rep...&quot; To explain it out more, you should: single crochet 10 stitches, then chain only 1 &quot;v&quot;, then turn your work so the part you completed is on the left of your hook once again, then single crochet 10 stitches <b><em>into</em></b> your first 10 stitches, so they stack on top of each other. To do this, make sure you insert the hook into the new &quot;v&quot; on the top edge of your work.</p><p>Give it another go and let me know if this helped!</p>
You are exactly right. That was my problem! Thanks again.
I ended up figuring it out! Turned my square into a scarf by continuing the chain to 224 and single stitching the rest. Thanks so much for teaching me!!
This was a perfect tutorial, that you. How do i connect all these squares?
I suggest using the whip stitch.<br><br>http://www.mooglyblog.com/whip-stitch-seaming/<br>^ I found this really good tutorial online, it has both written and video explanations of sewing with the whip stitch. You can use the same color as you used to crochet if you want an invisible seam, or a different color as well.<br><br>Thank you for your input and I will consider making a sewing tutorial in the future! Let me know if you have any more questions. :)
<p>i cant wait to make this it looks like a good way to start </p>
<p>i cant wait to make this it looks like a good way to start </p>
getting the hang of it, I'm making a doll blanket for my niece
This looks great, I've been trying but being left handed I'm finding it a little tricky. I've figured out how to 'lefty' most of it the part I'm stuck on is when I've got to the end if the 2nd row and it says to do a chain stitch at the end and them start the 3rd row. I'm getting confused and can't seem to make it work....any help much appreciated
Yes, this is one of the tricky things about crocheting. There are many different interpretations and ways to do it. But one thing that might help is thinking of those two parts as separate steps.<br><br>Step one: chain one 'v', just like you did at the beginning.<br>Step two: keeping the hook in the same hand, rotate the work 180&deg; so that you are the start of a new row instead of at the end of a row.<br><br>Then when you start the next row, insert your hook into the 'v' after the one you just made.<br><br>I hope this helped and let me know if you have any further questions :)
Thanks ever so cracked it now :)
I did it. sort of.
<p>Congratulations! That looks amazing, nice straight edges and everything :)</p>
<p>I did it. I made a single crochet square. Thanks Barbara</p>
Thanks for sharing this.<br><br>My mother (1915-2004) wove 17 blanquets / bedspreads using this technique. Many of then (maybe all) are sill in use. They are multicolored, beautiful. <br><br>She bought bargains of wool, and even unwove old clothes to take advantage of the wool.
That's great! Especially since wool yarn is so expensive, I have to get the cheaper yarn usually.<br>I've crocheted an afghan this way too!
I will try this--I've wanted to learn to crochet but with so many other awesome things to learn this keeps getting pushed back. Thanks for posting!
Looks good! Lots of clear photos. :D I will have to give this a try!

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