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So I decided to teach myself to crochet today. :) I made a potholder. What other easy projects would you guys suggest?
 

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Scarves are easy - anything, in fact, that doesn't have to actually fit, like a sweater, because it may take practice to get a consistent tension, and the patterns can be easier to read, unless it's something really elaborate.

Come on over and join us at the Crochet Corner thread - we have a lot of fun.
 

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Way to go Sherry!! A great place to get patterns is crochetpatterncentral.com. It has tons of easy patterns a beginner can do. I agree with dcompton, a scarf would be a wonderful choice. :)
 
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Dishcloths for sure!! Congrats on learning a new skill!!
 
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Forgot about dishcloths!! :thud: they are the best. :)
 
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Anything you can think of to do in a square formation. Pillows are 2 squares sewn together. Ponchos are 2 squares sewn together with holes in the seams :) Scarves, of course. Then when you get the hang of squares - with simple shaping, the sky's the limit! :) Congrats on teaching yourself!!
 

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Yep, as a beginner myself....scarves are easy, fun, fast,
and a great gift.

"basic" hats are pretty easy too......

Check out the crochet thread for some EASY patterns I posted.
If I posted it.............IT IS EASY! Well, unless I was
asking for help.....:laugh:
 

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Thanks everyone!!
I finished my first potholder... its all brown and ALMOST a square! lol
I am working on my second one now. I am doing a striped one to get practice changing colors. And this one is more square so far... making progress! :)
 

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Good job, Sherry! Makes bunches of them, and the square ones can be your "company" pot holders! It takes a while like any new skill, but it seems like you are making quick progress.
 

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Sherry, you are doing great!! I love crocheting!!
 

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an afghan im serious.. its the first thing my great granny taught me years ago.. no pattern just 2 or three rows of one color than switch to a different color..
 

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I was actually thinking of starting an afgan! I could still do these little projects to break the monotony. :)
I have been looking online at patterns and I found a few I want to try. One for a dish cloth with a scrubby in the center crocheted with "plarn", which is plastic bags cut into strips. And then another one for a jar opener made with the rubber shelf liner stuff you can buy at the dollar store and a crocheted edge. I was thinking those two with a couple of potholders would make a nice gift. :)
Going to try my hand at some "plarn" tomorrow. I only have scrappy yarn that I grabbed at the thrift store to practice with, so my afgan will have to wait till I get some nicer yarn.
 

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I'm so glad that you discovered crocheting - sounds as if you are having a great time!!
 
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Picked up some needles today so I could finish off my projects. :)I completed one potholder just now. Its not bad if I do say so myself! lol

I also picked up some varigated yarn to play with.
 

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Hand cramp....
 

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You are officially hooked - pun intended!! Congratulations!!
 
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