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beginner basics of crochet....you have no excuse it is awesome fun even if you just do basic things like me. Hats, bags, scraves, and excessories are totally easy. Start with cotton yarn, I wish I did. Don't go to supper fuzzy or novelty yarn till you have worked on a couple projects. Good luck!
Step by step picture tutorial to sew up knitting or crochet with invisible stitch... really nice tutorial!