What is one mistake you made when starting crochet/knitting/sewing

Learning a new craft takes a lot of trial and error 🥲 what is one mistake you made when learning I only crocheted with my stitches inside out :sob:

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The only stitch I used was a slip stitch and I usually used really small hooks… so much time wasted :sob:

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I tried to make a toy and didn’t know there was a difference between 2sc and sc2, safe to say it ended up huge!

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I didnt now how to do a magic ring so i had to 3 chains lol

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Same :sob: :sob: :sob:

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Pulled my stitches too tight… I learned crochet first and learned how to loosen my gauge, but when I learned how to knit, I started to make the same mistake :woman_facepalming:t3:

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Yes @OBabyNMore ! I think that was one of my struggles when learning to crochet too (I also learned it before knitting), pulling my stitches too tight so it would be so hard to get the hook through the loop(s) :sweat_smile:

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I used to mix up single crochets and chains (sc and ch). The very first thing I made had so many holes because I kept making little chains and then at the end I would have to go back through and tie up all the little holes.

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I didn’t use the same yarn as the pattern requested and I also didn’t use the same hook. My gauge was off terribly.

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@asher I would probably LOVE your early projects… small hook? Slip stitches? Yes, I love a “closed” fabric…. But yes, I can imagine this is time consuming!

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I thought myself how to knit with books…. This was before YouTube… so when I knit… I knit in the back of the loop…. Oh well…

With sewing, for a school project I made dress that had a lining… well, the lining was made of a knit & the main fabric was a woven (non-stretch) fabric… the dress never “hung” right due to this.

@SierraCrochets07 what a great topic!

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I tried knitting before crocheting because my sister tried and couldn’t knit! I then moved on to crochet and my sister joined me! She doesn’t crochet a lot now but we both can! I started crocheting with scrunchies and the only mistake I made was a yarned over the wrong way. I would yarn over from the left side! hehe

I’ve probably been able to sew my whole life! I only make tiny pillows though hehe and I don’t do it a lot anymore bc I’d rather crochet! But I have sewn blankets for babies!

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I musta my thought I was practicing SC when I made a blanket 6 feet long for my grandson. I was actually doing a slip stitch.
I avoid slip stitch like the plaque now​:laughing:

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That must haves taken forever :joy:

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A couple months.

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:rofl:

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If what you are saying is what I think you are saying, it’s not necessarily wrong… In fact I like “yarn under” for in the round projects, and many prefer it for amigurumi
I’ll try to remember to grab examples tomorrow (just jumped on while feeding baby)

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I didn’t use the proper yarn or hook size and then wondered why nothing worked out. :sweat_smile:

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:crazy_face:
@summerbugcrafts

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so many mistakes. so many. it would be traumatizing to unpack… but i definitely have quite a few projects in which i crocheted some sort of amigurumi and didn’t turn it inside out before decreasing :sob:

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