Monday 14 April 2008

Tips for beginners and improvers

Everything seems easier when you can actually see what's going on. When you have a crochet query - what's spike stitch? - and the books you have are like the words of a long-lost language, there are sources you can turn to. There are a number of websites that have very clear instructions on almost any question relating to crochet technique, and in the case of one in particular, very clear instructional videos. Going for basic step-by-step instructions, there are a number of sites, crochet about and Crochet Guild of America, both of which have very comprehensive picture instructions and guides for left-handed crocheters. The next site is a really jam-packed resource centre with step-by-step pictures and videos with clear spoken instructions. I found Nexstitch invaluable for advice on more complicated directions but it covers any question of technique you might throw at it. You do need to have Windows Media Player or Quicktime to download the videos.

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