Now you go to your local library and get "Stitch and *****: The Happy Hooker" or "Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crochet". Both have great instructions for beginners.<br><br><br><br>
Or you can attempt to following my instructions. It's hard without visuals.<br><br><br><br>
Okay, look at your chain. Right by the hook, you see the first chain after, right? It's got a v on one side, and a bump on the back. So two loops on the top, on on the back. Insert your hook between those loops - so that it goes under the v (the two loops) but over the bump - and then hook your yarn, like you did when making your chain. Pull through under the two loops. Now hook the yarn again, and pull it through and under the two stitches still on your hook. Hopefully, you've now done one stitch, a single crochet. You can repeat with the next. It gets a lot easier to do once you've done the first foundation chain.<br><br><br><br>
It's easier than it sounds, I had a lot of trouble at first, too.<br><br><br><br>
If that didn't help, here are some online resources:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.crochet.org/" target="_blank">http://www.crochet.org/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/index.html</a><br><br><a href="http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa052398.htm" target="_blank">http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa052398.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/index.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.crochetmemories.com/crochet3.php" target="_blank">http://www.crochetmemories.com/crochet3.php</a><br><br><a href="http://www.yarnstandards.com/" target="_blank">http://www.yarnstandards.com/</a>
When I was starting out, one big mistake is that I make every stitch too tight. Loosen up your hands and wrists. When the stitch is too tight, one tends to push and pull too hard and is very tiring. And also, it will become deformed. When you push the hook thru, make sure it goes up the hook.<br><br>
The size of the hook loosen the chain or loop for even stitch. That's something I learned from mistakes. No book ever told me how important it was to not just barely hook the yarn into the loop but go up the stem of the hook a bit.<br><br>
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