Q&A: How long does it take to learn basic crochet skills?

Question by Limelive: How long does it take to learn basic crochet skills?
I want to learn how to crochet a cupcake and some other cute things. On average, how long do you think it takes to crochet a simple 3″ disk? I have seen photos in blogs that make many crochet figures and they’re really cute but seem really hard to make. Any tips on crocheting also?
Does anyone recommend a website that you can learn it for free and simple? Thanks for the answers! ;P

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Answer by jacqueline
It doesn’t take long to learn the basics. Go to Wal-mart or your local craft store and there are several “starter kits” or books with pictures to guide you. Learning how to do it well just takes practice.

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Q&A: What type of crochet does one do with a long crochet needle?

Question by AnnieOakley: What type of crochet does one do with a long crochet needle?
Unlike knitting, the only crochet stitches I know of only has 1 to 3 stitches held on the needle at one time. What do you do with the long needles?

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Answer by Cosmic Kitty
Afghan Crochet, it a way to make very detailed stitches. I haven’t gotten around to try to though. The new Stitch and B-itch book “Happy Hooker” goes over it .

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