How to Crochet
If you want to learn how to crochet, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about crochet. Crochet (pronounced /kroʊˈʃeɪ/) is a process of creating fabric from yarn or thread using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the French word "crochet", meaning hook. Crocheting, similar to knitting, consists of pulling loops of yarn through other loops. Crochet differs from knitting in that only one loop is active at one time (the sole exception being Tunisian crochet), and that a crochet hook is used instead of knitting needles.
Easy Steps to Crochet
Below are simple steps to learn how to crochet. Go step by step, and check your progress.
- How to create the first circle in making a loop? The easy way you can do is wrap it around your finger to make the circle. Note that you should have a length of about 7 inches or so on the other side of the circle (this will be left hanging as you crochet and will be woven in when you are finished crocheting the piece.) By weaving in this length it will be a good way to secure the end so that it will not unravel over time.
- Now let's fold one side of the yarn down so that it will lined up in the center of the circle. This is in preparation to pull this yarn through the center of the circle.
- Utilise your fingers or a crochet hook, pull the yarn through the center of the circle. Now (first loop made).
- Probably you haven't already, insert crochet hook into the loop just made.
- Draw the loop up tighter by pulling with your fingers on the strands of yarn on both sides of the loop. Don't pull it too tight.
- Yarn over the crochet hook.
- Now pull the yarn through the loop on the hook (chain made). Hint: Hold the last chain made among two fingers to keep it from drawing up smaller while you are pulling the next chain through, because if you make your chains too tight, you'll discover that you'll have difficulty in working the next row into these chains. If you keep your chains loose enough, crocheting the next row can be more enjoyable.
- Practice and repeat steps 6 and 7 for each chain that you need to make until you have made the number of chains needed in the starting chain for the pattern you are making.
Practice makes perfect, don't hesistate to practice to achieve the desired goal. Try to combine the steps above with the video below in order to obtain the most information about how to crochet.
How to Crochet Video
Below is also a video to help you learn how to Crochet.
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