i know how to knit a scarf but thats about it?
-i want to crochet beanies and bags, can i just knit four squares then tie them together and it will make a bag?
-also is crochet or knitting harder?
-and do i need a lisence of somesort to sell my crochet or scarfs on myspace?
The problem most beginners have with crochet and knitting is holding everything (hook/needles, yarn, and working piece) and keeping guage. So, don’t worry if you have problems with that at first. A bigger hook/needles makes it easier for any beginner to learn and practice either craft. You might need to change the way you wrap the yarn around your fingers.
I found that a tightly wound verigated yarn makes it a lot easier to find stitches, count stitches and not tear apart the fibers of the yarn.
I think whichever craft you learn second will be harder. I learned to crochet first so I think that knitting is harder.
I actually think that they are equally difficult and probably take the same amount of time and effort to master… and are both frustrating to a beginner. People are normally more patient with the first craft… when you go to learn the second, you are more likely to give up because you already know how to do it the other way. You don’t remember just how long it took you to get that other craft looking decent.
A great place to sell handmade items is www.etsy.com or even ebay!
Those places use paypal and are much more secure than making deals with random people on myspace, plus they show when something is sold out so people don’t keep asking for the same thing. You can always mention something about being able to make special orders/requests.
Yes you can just make four squares then sew them together to make a bag, you can even find patterns that tell you how to do that. This is a great way to use up practice swatches, so try to think about the size when making test pieces.
I personally like the following for free patterns
www.Lionbrand.com – offers crochet and knit patterns for free and also sell some
www.crochetpatterncentral.com – links to patterns that are on other websites, it even tells you if you will be opening up a pdf document and if you need to be a member of the linked website to view the pattern (memberships are usually free) = patterns are categorized, so you can get a page of just hat pattern links or just bag pattern links
try doing searches for what you want
"free crochet patterns"
"free crochet hat pattern"
"free crochet scarf pattern"
you can add any specifics that you want