Crochet 101 for Beginners: Tools of Trade (Introduction)
Hi! It’s a gloomy day to day where I am in, and my LO is asleep for his siesta. At times like these I could have a moment and create a post for you all.
Having been posting a lot of crochet works on my Instagram, Facebook page, Tumblr, and Twitter I do often think of also sharing how I do them with my readers and followers. It is hard to explain just to tell them in words and so I will brave this one and help some of you to get started with this craft. I know there’s been a lot out there who makes tutorial about crochet for beginners but I would love to have a simple touch to it personally and make it more easier for you readers.
When you want to start to Crochet, remember that you need a lot of patience and practice. I myself has felt failure but I didn’t give up. I practice and practice until I believed in myself that I could. The technique is not to pressure yourself and just go with the flow of the hook on the yarn. Whoah! Is it too deep? ehehe.
First things you need is to have of course, the weapon of your new craft, the crochet hook! You can learn the parts of the crochet hook in this link to better understand. This will help you know until where your yarn should be pulled of where you should hold it. [How to Hold the Crochet Hook]
You will also need yarns! Of course, this would be necessary to make anything with your hook. There are a lot of kind of yarns out nowadays. There are acrylic, cotton, wool, etc. and not to mention different weight too classified as fine, medium, bulky, etc. When I begin to crochet way back when I was in elementary, I started with a mercerized cotton ball of yarn and a size IMIA 8 hook. It was so stiff for my young hands at that time. The mercerized cotton is a 3-ply yarn and fine. too thin for my chubby fingers. and the steel hook I use I can say is just the right size but is too pointy and not child friendly. For my readers who would like to start to crochet, I would definitely recommend an acrylic yarn or any yarn type of at least 4-ply and a 5mm hook. Just to practice the grip and see the stitches better. if you decide to use small and pointy steel hooks, those create very fine stitches and you need a sharp eye with it specially when you use a black yarn. So for the color, I wouldn’t recommend black yarns for beginners.
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