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Oct 14, 2013 23:00:51   #
bevlynott
 
Would like some crochet ideas for beginners
 
Oct 14, 2013 23:14:06   #
Cathryn 2ed
 
I like doilies with thread for beginners. Small ones to be framed, used under a table lamp or for a coaster. Scarves and baby blankets are also good projects. If your beginners use thread before yarn they will not balk because the thread has less built in ease.
Oct 14, 2013 23:27:01   #
kwright
 
Something small that does not take a lot of time. We don't want you to be bored before you ever finish. I learned to knit on house shoes, and I still make them because I can have the satisfaction of getting them finished. :-)
Oct 14, 2013 23:30:10   #
blessedinMO
 
A potholder might be a good idea. Thread crochet might be too tedious for a beginner, but that is only my own opinion.
Oct 14, 2013 23:32:20   #
knitnut
 
a good thought would be baby bibs in cotton. should be easy
and rewarding. Worth a try.
Oct 14, 2013 23:43:05   #
tired n' cranky
 
A friend taught me to crochet as a high school jr. She taught me to make a scarf that was dc, ch1, repeat across. Once I got that down there was no stopping me. Scarves and hats are good starters. I think that crochet cotton and doilies are a little more challenging, not for a beginner.
 
Oct 14, 2013 23:59:50   #
jmj8316
 
My first projects were potholders then slippers.
Oct 15, 2013 00:08:58   #
ruth Roxanne
 
Yarn with bigger hooks was easier for me to start with, then the smaller thread and hooks for fine work.
Oct 15, 2013 02:05:25   #
HandyFamily
 
I'd say something small, but one you can wear - a scarf or a hat...
Oct 15, 2013 03:25:28   #
mythreads
 
I taught a friend to crochet, and suggested that she bought the book 200 crochet squares, and make one of each throughout the book, so she could get used to all the stitches she will ever need she did this and made them into blankets for the Old People Homes, they were grateful and she proved she could crochet. We then progressed onto something for herself using a pattern.
Oct 15, 2013 06:32:19   #
dkwolf
 
last year, for christmas, my stepdaughter made tons of coasters in cotton, using granny squares. then she bundled sets together to give folks. she's been crocheting for a long time, but i like the idea for a beginner too. since she is very active with her church, her kids' schools, and other groups, she made sure that she had extras to give to folks who she might have left off her initial list thru oversight. small granny squares that are not too many rounds are good for beginners for several reasons, you don't get bored, if you do make a mistake, you can rip it and redo, and you are still finishing a project. with all the different cottons out there, you can try different colors, etc. she also did dishcloths too.

also, some one the otehr day posted lil ornaments, these might be good to try. when i first started learning, i wish i would have started with scarves or something smaller than afghans! but that's what my mom and grandmom made, so that's what i wanted to do too!!
 
Oct 15, 2013 06:47:21   #
krankymax
 
I started out with a granny square afghan all made in different colors and one big square. It gave me lots of practice in chain, double crochet and worked the muscles in my fingers. The thread crochet is to small to see any mistakes one makes in the beginning. Then I moved onto other projects. I still make granny squares for afghans and is my favorite, colorful afghan to make. I have done a few others to learn the new stitches as I continued on with learning.
Oct 15, 2013 06:56:31   #
Pamick
 
Hi I am a beginner and just completed a placement set- easy pattern and quick to do- see post "dad's placement set". You could just do the coasters in red for christmas.
Oct 15, 2013 09:36:54   #
momskii
 
blessedinMO wrote:
A potholder might be a good idea. Thread crochet might be too tedious for a beginner, but that is only my own opinion.

When I first wanted to learn how to crochet, I tried using the thread, but just couldn't get it. When I began using yarn, it went much easier, and now that I have crochet for many years, I can crochet using thread.
Oct 15, 2013 12:15:06   #
dotdot
 
in my 40's i went off to live in the mountains in a get away from it all thing / i took a bag of string manycolored, a couple of crochet hooks, and a book of "doilies" or those lacy items that one cd make 1000 of for a bedspread or a dining room table cloth / these sound like dated items, dont they ? as luck would have it i crashed a dirt bike and had to sit down for many weeks / got out the crochet book and the rest is history / i learned to make flowers, oc, and then used these to cover string bikini tops / made some money that way / smile
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