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A lot of knitters who want to learn how to crochet are tempted to "throw" the yarn as if they are knitting. Please try to not give into that temptation. In the long run, it will slow you down and adversely affect your stitch consistency and tension. In crochet, you really need to hold the hook in one hand and the yarn in the other. Experiment with ways to hold the yarn so that it feeds out at a steady tension and allows you to use your other hand just for hooking.
By Rene W
In the United States, child abuse occurs approximately every ten seconds, and approximately five children die as a result of child abuse each day. The goal of the Embracing Hope Project is to provide children, who are victims of child abuse and dealing with trauma, a stuffed bear as a symbol of HOPE. The bears are crocheted or knitted by individuals in several different countries and donated to the children through emergency response teams and family resource centers.
One definitely wonderful up-and-coming website for all kinds of crafts, including crochet and knit, is Craftsy.com. The site has wonderful online classes and tutorials to make trendy and quality projects. There's a marketplace also for pattern shopping. It's a great place to spend a little time looking at all the possibilities!