Crochet is an interesting hobby that many individuals like to do during their leisure time. This hobby allows people to make a beautiful fabric from thread with the use of crochet hook. Knowing how to crochet is very simple; however, it requires time and dedication. Before doing this activity, it is important to collect and prepare the needed materials like a size G crochet hook, a yarn needle, scissors, and a yarn that is especially made for such project. As soon as the materials are gathered, proceed with the instructions in this special needlework.
Understanding the basic instructions on how to crochet is important to create useful things like blankets, scarves, and bags. First, get the crochet hook and hold it with your right hand if you are right-handed or with your left hand if you are left-handed. Get the yarn and do a slip knot. Insert the tip of the crochet hook into the slip knot. Make sure that the yarn is over your index finger and controlled by your small finger. Use the crochet hook to make a chain stitch. The number of chain stitch that you will do should depend on the design or the thing that you want to make.
To make a crochet stitch, insert the crochet hook into the chain stitch that is near the hook and pull the yarn into the chain stitch to create two loops. Continue doing crochet stitches until you have created a single row. To lock a row of crochet stitch, do a chain stitch. Create other rows of chain stitch in a counterclockwise direction. After you have created the a block that you need for the design of your project, measure six inches of yarn from the end of the block and use the scissor to cut the thread. Weave the thread into the last chain stitch to secure the crochet block.
If you are having problems with holding the crochet hook, use a rubber band to cover the hook’s handle. To improve the appearance of a particular project, use different colors and weights of yarns. In addition, it is important that you know the various kinds of stitches that can be used in crochet. These include back post stitch, back post double crochet, bead stitch, and back loop. Other popular crochet stitches that are easy to learn and use in crochet are Afghan stitch, broomstick lace, bullion stitch, and double shell stitch.