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Common Crochet Mistakes and Beginner Frustrations

Common Crochet Mistakes and Beginner Frustrations

Thank you so much for sharing!

Hey Everyone!  The video I uploaded today is something I think every new crocheter should watch.  It shows and explains some common crochet mistakes and questions that I get as well as some tips for beginners and encouragement when you get frustrated!  Watch the video below and let me know what you think!


Common Mistake: not enough stitches in each row.


Common Mistake: foundation chain too tight/poor tension

If you are new to crochet, or even if you have crocheted for a little while but you get frustrated sometimes, this is the video for you to watch!  Leave me a comment under the video and let me know what you think!!

Click HERE if you can’t see the video.


Thursday 10th of March 2016

Hi Melanie. Just starting crochet. Love knitting but having problems with my hands. Love this video I'm one of those perfectionists constantly pulling thing apart. I have chronic pain and lower back problems having to spend a lot of ime lying on my sides.. Concentration is poor too have u any tips to help me.


Saturday 28th of November 2015

Hi Mel, I am hoping you can help me. I have recently starting my second project, a 3x4 foot blanket for my son. I have made a big mistake with my tension on my beginning chain. I made it too tight and now have a curve in my blanket. I have now made 6 rows at 3 feet each and I can't tell you how much I don't want to tear all my work. Is there some way to fix this without having to start over?? Thank you for your help!!


Wednesday 7th of January 2015

Hi Melanie. My blankets are always rectangular in shape. How can I prev this?


Monday 15th of December 2014

Hi Melanie, just wondering if you have any tutorials in crocheting fingerless mitts?


Wednesday 10th of December 2014

Thanks for this video! I'm a beginner and I'm doing all the horrible things you warn about! Since the things I'm making are for my family, they're forced to wear them whether they're awful or not X) I've made two wonky scarves, so I started on your slouchy hat. My stitches were WAY too tight, so I just stopped midway, threw a little band on it and it's now a beanie! Adapt and overcome!

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