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
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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