I think the idea of trying crocheting is a fabulous one! I'm new to both knitting and crocheting and thought the latter insurmountable. Then I tried the tutorial on crocheting on the Lands End website - it was SUPER clear. That helped me with straight-line crocheting and soon I was churning out squares faster than ever. (I may be wrong, but I think crocheting produces squares more rapidly than knitting.) Here's that link: http://www.landsend.com/feelgood/#
Go to the videos section on that welcome page and select the crochet video.
However, I kept seeing all these beautiful, colorful granny squares on the KAS website and couldn't start a granny for ANYTHING till I visited the step-by-step NON-video tutorials on the Little Tin Bird blog at the recommendation of a KAS member. At last it all made sense and I've been churning out the grannies ever since. It's so much fun! Here's the link: http://www.littletinbird.co.uk/?page_id=403
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