There are a ton of free patterns available online. It's just a matter of finding a project that interests you. I love the idea of a lot of the patterns, but unfortunately I tend to have a hard time following them. I'm trying to teach myself how to read the patterns and make what I'm working on actually look like the pattern.
Hi There! My name is BJ, Seems we have a lot in common. I love to crochet also. and my tag line also is I can do all things through Christ. I am just getting started again and need to really make an effort to follow through. My last project was making scrubbies and dishcloths for everyone at work. My fingers were raw by the time I got done, I made over 80 of them and 40 dishcloths. I'm taking a break now, waiting for another project to do.
I knit and crochet both. I taught myself both. It does keep you busy and happy. I do most of mine in the winter. During the summer there is to much to do in the yard and garden. Be careful though! You don't want to sit to long. Do some exercise in between. You could make some leg warmers for exercise class in the winter time.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through CHRIST which strengtheneth me.
I am teaching myself to crochet also. I mainly do it in the Fall and in the Wintertime. On Youtube.com they have lessons on how to crochet. Also, try googling free crochet patterns. Hope that this helps you.
current weight: 266.0
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I like to do something even while I watch tv. I always have a book or magazine on my lap; in winter some kind of handiwork. I think it helps me. Another thing that helps at times is having a nice mug of hot tea by my side.for sipping.
Pounds lost: 17.0
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6/18/13 10:50 A
I crochet, I knit and I sew. If I find a pattern I like and it involves stitches I'm not familiar with, I just type in "how do I ...." and I can find the answer easily. That way, no pattern is beyond possible. It definitely keeps the snacking under control. Who wants nasty dirty food prints on their beautiful projects?
We get back our mete as we measure....
Losers win by never quitting!!
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I find if I do cross stitch at night, I don't snack because I don't want to put it down, time flies, and I don't want to get my project dirty with sticky fingers so I end up not eating anything after dinner.
Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
current weight: 175.2
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2,697 6/17/13 2:11 P
My current motto is "crochet away the pain". I've been dealing with some health issues and have been spending a lot of time waiting in Dr.s offices, so I bring along my crochet to work on and also do it in the evening to get my mind of things and keep me from snacking too. Check out Ravelry.com. There are a tonne of free patterns, motifs and tutorials to try. This website alone is an excellent snacking distractor!!!
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6/12/13 10:24 A
I love to crochet, and it does keep my hands busy so I don't snack. I like projects that don't involve very complicated stitches. Check out You Tube, they have several very helpful tutorials on how to crochet and how do different stitches.
I also enjoy using my Knifty Knitter looms, it is very easy to make hats, scarves, etc. using them. I have made adults hats to donate to chemo patients, and infant hats to donate to our local hospital.
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Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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I know what you mean....I keep myself busy with quilting and other sewing projects. It's a great time-consuming way to keep yourself from eating and other things.
Keep at it. My mother-in-law has made many beautiful crocheted afghans, and I will try to find one particular one and send you the pattern. It may take me a couple of days, but I will keep your post on my NEW list.
Edited by: PATTIJOHNSON at: 6/11/2013 (23:42)
Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!
Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!
Any effort is better than no effort!
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10,441 6/11/13 11:13 P
I know you might be thinking why is she asking this on a healthy living section? Well this keeps my hands busy and not my mouth so I know how to do jacobs ladder afghan and of course granny, but would like to learn some other easy ones any suggestions?
Edited by: FENWAYGIRL18 at: 6/11/2013 (17:09)
Starting to like the new me! Waiting for my garden to come to life!
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