Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:25 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:59 PM
Here's how you can help:
- Suggest topics for us to cover in such an area.
- Volunteer to write something for one of the suggested topics. Post your contribution in this thread. I'll move contributions out into their own threads in a new area as soon as we accumulate enough information.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:08 PM
Friendship-ghan - (12" WW any color)
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:27 PM
Edited by Grammie Essa, 01 May 2012 - 10:35 PM.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:51 AM
I can think of several threads off the time of my head that are devoted to beginners. I just can't think of what they're titled at the moment.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:48 AM
Suggest topics for us to cover in such an area.
- How to choose yarn for a project
- How to choose colors
- What hook is best for what yarn
- What are are sizes
- How do I figure how much yarn I need
- How do I figure how long to make a chain
- How do I change sizes from small to large or large to small
- What is filet and how do I do it
- How do I read a pattern
- How do I read a chart
- How do I read a graph
- What is a graph and how do I do it
- What is a swatch and do I need to do it
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:53 AM
A couple of topics I think could be added is
How and when to block
Basic stitches (perhaps ville's links to these videos)
Hook and yarn size info and differences
Lefties or Righties???
A crochet terminology dictionary of abbreviations and basic terms, not just stitches. ie: ply, density, dk, etc... or a link to where they can find that info.
A chart of US vs UK and other possible measurements/terms from other countries (or link)
A listing (with pics) of the various types of crochet. No patterns, just a pic and a brief description, with perhaps a difficulty value?
And some basic beginner class links???
All the info is out there on the web, or here on the ville, and just needs to be condensed to one area for beginners.
The fun and hard part would be to coordinate all this. All crocheters have different favorite links, sayings, methods, etc...We would need to offer this info without causing more confusion. What we consider everyday common knowledge, is often very foreign to them.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:53 AM
Also, one thing that ALWAYS caught me up on projects was not making a swatch in the beginning of the project, so that I could adjust my stitch count. For some reason, even if I used the recommended yarn, I would some times need to unravel inches of stitch work when I found my patterns off by inches.