I learned to crochet when I was about 7 or 8 years old, of course, I just create for fun or simply to keep busy, forward 25 years and I began creating outfits for my children, and it felt awesome! So if you have that idea of wanting to create and relax in the process let me help you with this, from my perspective.
1. NOTHING YOU DO, IS DONE WRONG
I hear a lot of my friends tell me all I can do is go in circles, or all I can do is an endless straight line, that is actually good, and the reason why is because one or the other will help you understand what you can crochet better. now if you can do both..Well you are the Queen or King of this castle my friend.
2. ARE YOU A PATIENT PERSON?
Patience is required when crocheting:
SLOW If you are the going with the flow kind of guy/girl, you don't get upset at all well then give crochet a try, it will be the hobby you might be looking for.
MEDIUM If you do somethings going with the flow, and others you need a more manageable calendar to deal with, yet you don't flip out and break things or throw things in the process, crochet is for you.
FAST If you tend to flip out when upset, or trigger, and you can not control your temper, crochet might not be what you need to do to help you calm down! Please don't let this stop you and try it! just remember crochet hooks thrown at people can become a weapon that can leave a pretty good bruce.
And let's remember anything new you want to learn doesn't come overnight.
3. STORES YOU ARE GOING TO NEED TO KNOW WELL TO GET THE VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY
A.C Moore If you are a crafter like me you are going to love this store, if you sign for their rewards card, once you reach a number of points after many purchases you get a $10 gift card which I think is awesome.
Joann's is dedicated a little less to other crafts and a lot more to crochet, knit, needlework's, they have awesome coupons too, so usually yarn can be cheaper here than in the other store. Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and any near craft store around you, I, unfortunately, know nothing about and invite you to visit.
4. TYPES OF CROCHET HOOKS
STEEL. This hooks are thin and come in small sizes, this is great for crocheting thread dresses, doilies, and more.
Aluminum, Plastic, Bamboo, Ergonomic these hooks come in different sizes, and you can work in different kinds of yarns from fine, medium, to bulky yarn.
Tunisian, They are longer, sometimes they have a hook on each end. This gives you the ability to pick the stitches as if you were to knit next.
Knook, Long hook with a whole at the other end, can let you knit without using knitting needles.
5. CROCHET HOOK SIZES These measurements are the AMERICAN ones if you are from another country measurements will change, so please take that into consideration.
STEEL. US-0 (3.25mm) US-1 (2.75mm) US-7 (1.65mm) US-8 (1.5mm) US-9 (1.4mm) and US-10 (1.3mm).
Aluminum, Sizes start at D-3 is 3.25mm, E-4 is 3.5mm, F-5 is 3.75mm, G-6 is 4mm, 7 is 4.50mm, H-8 is 5mm, I-9 is 5.50mm, J-10 is 6mm, K-10.5 is 6.50mm, L-11 is 8mm, M-12 is 9mm, N-13 is 10mm
Plastic, Bamboo, Tunisian, ergonomic and Knook follow the same chart as aluminum with exceptions in larger and smaller sizes it will depend on your preference of purchase +++++