Choosing yarn as a beginner can be daunting, there are tons of brands, colors and weights to choose from. At first, a medium weight (no. 4) acrylic yarn in a light color is best. Acrylic slides better on the hook, and a light color allows you to see your stitches better. All of the yarns… Continue reading Top 5 Yarns For Beginning Crocheters
Below are top 5 favorite crochet books for the absolute beginner. I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting by Leisure Arts This was the book I used to teach myself to crochet when I was 5. It has great step-by-step photos for both right-handed & left-handed crocheters. This is probably my favorite book for the absolute… Continue reading Top 5 Crochet Books For Beginners
This is the first thing any beginner should know, and it is the foundation of every crochet project involving a chain stitch. Wrap the yarn counterclockwise twice. (Righties wrap the yarn clockwise twice.) Insert your hook under both loops... ...and pull tight to create the slip knot. If you have any questions, please leave… Continue reading Slip Knot Tutorial For Lefties
We will start with the very basics of crochet- the slip knot, chain stitch and single crochet. You will need: A ball of yarn, preferably acrylic (it slides better on the hook than cotton does) A size G/4.5 or size H/5.00 crochet hook Slip knot: Leaving about a six inch tail, position your yarn like… Continue reading Beginning Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)
My name is Olivia, I am a mostly self-taught, 12 year old, left-handed crocheter. At the time of writing, I have been crocheting almost 8 years. The journey for me began when I was 5 years old, after watching my mom crocheting I decided I would try to crochet as well. My mom said that… Continue reading The journey begins….