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Poll: Left or Right Handed?

I crochet:  

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  1. 1. I crochet:

    • Left-handed
      179
    • Right-handed
      658
    • I can use either hand
      28


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Right handed, but teaching myself left handed so I can teach a lefty how to crochet.

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I started out left handed. Now I write and draw left handed. I crochet right handed because thats how I was taught. Use scissors right handed because that used to be the only thing available. I don't know if that has stimulated my mind or warped it. lol

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Both because I didn't understand the concept of turning when I was learning. I used the Susan Bates Teach Myself to Crochet book (or something like that). And to me at first I couldn't tell the difference between the two sides of a stitch. So when it said to turn and go back, I thought it meant to turn the hook and go left to right. I couldn't figure out how to do that with my right hand, so I switched to my left hand. There are several beginning projects that I made like that.

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I am a natural lefty forced righty by the grandparents. Now I can do everything with my left hand that I can do with my right except write. Drawing and painting I can do either hand as well as anything else. I have always crocheted with my left hand but now over thirty years later I am contemplating learning to crochet right handed so that others can follow along. I am told that I not only crochet the opposite of a right hander but my work is "inside out and backwards" from the normal. To this day I don't really get how I managed that but absolutely nobody can pick up a piece I'm working on and pick up where I left off because of it.

 

T-

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South Paw all the way.

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I can write left or right handed...and also crochet that way. I can only knit continental. Also, I'm a whitewater raft guide...and guide left. I've tried that right handed...and that was scary. LOL

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I am a righty through and through!

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I know this thread is old, but wanted to add my 2 cents. I'm a real lefty & though it was pretty easy for me to learn to crochet with my left hand, knitting is another animal altogether.

 

It took me forever just to learn how to knit & purl. Although I consider myself an advanced crocheter, I still haven't managed to get beyond basic beginner in knitting. I want so bad to be able to knit socks, as I like the knitted ones so much better than the crocheted. But I just can't seem to master the 4 needle thing or 2 circulars at the same time. I started downloading some pics of a tutorial & flipping them around, but still couldn't get it.

 

I have 3 kids & only my oldest DD is a lefty like me. But her DBF (John) is also a lefty. When they come over with John's son, Ian. Ian is always moving the mouse to the other side of the computer. I laughed one day & told him that's how it is for us lefties all the time.

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I'm a righty. I do wear my watch on my right arm instead of the left which just drives my DH crazy. I'm the only one he knows that wears their watch on the same side they write with.

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I am a left handed crocheter can crochet right to show people how to crochet.

I right left handed. Play sport right handed. I am a bit mixed up.

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Right handed. I'm pretty much useless with my left hand.

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I too am a lefty in writing and such but I crochet right handed because that is how my grandmother taught me. LOL She got frustrated trying to teach me.

 

 

 

My Grandma gave up w/ me! She couldn't understand that lefties are different (same thing w/ my mom). Eventually my friends mom taught me,

cause she didn't care how I held the yarn or if I did it backwards. Which is probably not really a good thing, since now I have issues with certain patterns. Ah, well.:)

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I crochet, write, draw, paint and shoot basketball left handed. I knit, cut, play softball right handed. I can hammer and shoot pool with either hand. Part of the challenges of growing up left handed in a right handed world. Glad I crochet lefty, though, so I can convince people that they CAN crochet, even though they are left handed!!! :yes

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I crochet right-handed, despite being an ambi! I've never tried lefty as I was taught right-handed.

 

Sore

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I crochet with my lefft hand(I'm a rightie), it's kind of a prefereance, because I've tried but I can't do it with my right hand

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I do everything with my left hand. I have been told that it is very entertaining to watch me write with my right hand because I might as well be writing backwardsLOL

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I crochet right handed, but my great-grandmother who taught me to crochet was left-handed. Therefore, although I crochet right-handed, I do it like a left-handed crocheter would. Clear as mudd? LOL

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I and left-handed, but about the only things I do left-handed are sew, eat, and write. Everything else is right-handed, including crocheting.

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Rightie over here.

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I'm more left-handed than right-handed. I crochet left-handed, but I knit right-handed.

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Rightie!

 

:cheer

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Michaelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Picasso (to say nothing of Harry S Truman) were all left handed. With company like that how could I deny it? (writing, crocheting, and everything else)

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