Learning Crochet Stitches
Crochet, a method of traditionally making complex crochet stitching designs as well as craft products with the use of simply hook or needle, is now regaining its popularity. This hobby is very relaxing and can be learned easily. Crochet is a technique favored by many who are into needlecrafts, mainly because crochet stitches permit one to make pretty and useful home decor such as doilies, bedspreads, blankets and tablecloths Crochet is a very versatile type of needlecraft that likewise can create sweaters, scarves, vests, hats and mittens and anything that the mind can imagine! Whereas the European crochet directions usually uses a diagram, U.S. crochet patterns and designs are written that tells the crafter which stitches are to be completed as well as the order of stitches. Here are things worth knowing before starting on a crochet project:
1. All crochet designs begin with a “foundation chain” that can be long (for afghan) or short for a project that starts as a "circle".
2. Learning and understanding to work on stitching having an even pressure is important so as to make the correct size of your project.
3. At all times, you should try out a sample then adjust the size of the hook either down or up to reach the gauge required.
4. Hold the hook and the yarn in such manner that it is comfortable to you and just let the yarn flow without restraint.
5. The loop that is on the hook is not always counted.
6. The correct number or counting of chains should be formed always at the start of every row in order for you to continue at the correct height or length for the succeeding row. This “turning chain” establishes the first or “initial stitch” of the subsequent row.
7. At all times, you need to pick two loops that is from the previous row of the stitch except when the pattern indicates back or front loop.
8. A “space” is described as the interval between stitches.
9. Do not make a “slip stitch” into your first stitch.
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