Get Hooked Learn to Crochet Tutorial

Get Hooked Learn to Tutorial

Want to learn the most popular craft ever– Crochet! Follow me through my crochet tutorial and earn free crochet patterns along the way.

Lesson One (right-handed tutorial)

Get hooked, crochet is a classic and important look in the world of fashion today. It works up very quickly so it is of interest to the person whose time is limited and who would like to add crochet designs to your wardrobe of home. Once you master the three basic steps, there are infinite patterns for you to work with. Do you like the traditional Granny Square Motifs featured in the dresses in the pictures? One useful feature about motifs is that they can so easy to carry around even in your handbag. they can be worked separately and then joined together to make anything from a tablecloth to exquisite wearable art.

Crochet is a classic and important look in the world of fashion today. It works up very quickly so it is of interest to the person whose time is limited and who would like to add crochet designs to your wardrobe of home. Once the three basic steps have been mastered, there ate infinite patterns for one to work with. Do you like the traditional Granny Square Motifs featured in the dresses in the pictures? One useful feature about motifs is that they can so easy to carry around even in your handbag. they can be worked separately and then joined together to make anything from a tablecloth to exquisite wearable art.

Although crochet is simple, it provides marvelous crisp textures and color effects, which makes it ideal for heavy or unusual pieces. Fringed shawls, ponchos, dresses, bags, and even suits made from crochet patterns are so very easy to do and, in turn, do so much to liven up one’s wardrobe.

If you knit, you will probably notice that anything that you crochet tends to use more yarn than a design that is knitted. However, because crochet rows are deeper than knitted rows, you will be able to finish the work in a much shorter time, whether it’s a Man’s tie, an elegant evening dress or a cozy afghan.

Follow me through this simple how to crochet tutorial.

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Types of Crochet Hooks

What Type of Yarn or Thread Should You Use

crochet yarn thread types

 The Importance of Gauge

crochet thread yarn gauge

 Common Abbreviations | Complicated abbreviations will be explained as we get to them

crochet abbreviations

It should be noted that YOH is the first movement in crochet and forms an important part of every stitch.

An asterisk * means to repeat directions following the * as many extra times specified.

Repeat instructions in parenthesis as many times as specified.

For example: (5ch, dc into next dc) 5 times, means to make all that inside the parentheses 5 times.

Multiple means the number of stitched necessary to complete one pattern stitch. If the pattern is 4 sts, the number of chains should be evening divisible by 4. If the pattern reads “multiple of 4 sts plus 1” then an extra chain stitch is required in addition to the multiple of 4.

How to Start

The beginning of crochet is to make a slip stitch in the yarn or thread and place it on the hook.

1. To Make a Slip Loop – Wrap yarn/thread around first and second fingers on left hand. Insert hook under front loop and draw the back loo loop through to form a new loop, slipping of off your fingers and transferring it to the hook. Pull the loop tight.

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Slip Loop

2. Holding Hook

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3. Chain Stitch

Hold the stitch you have made between thumb and first finger of left hand.

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4. Repeat Step 3

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5. Fasten Off – Cut yarn/thread about 6 inches from work. Thread loose end through the one remaining loop on hook and pull it tightly.

Here’s a video of the beginning crochet process.

How to Crochet Singles and Doubles

To begin crocheting, make a chain and then work back along that chain with your chosen stitch. The top edge of this row forms a new chain base for the next row. Remember to pick up the top two loops of the chain formed by the previous row, unless otherwise instructed. this creates an even surface.

Chain Stitch (sc)

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Single Crochet (sc)

Beginning single crochet along the first chain.

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Double Stitch (dc)

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As you can see Double crochet gives a deeper row.

Turning chains

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Examples another how to crochet video to help you along the way.

Now its time to try your new skills on a few free crochet projects.

Crocheted Potholder Pattern

crocheted potholders

crochet potholder instructions

 Crochet Evening Bag Pattern

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##vintage Crochet Blouse Pattern

 

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Vintage Slipper Crochet Pattern

vintage crochet pattern slippers free vintage 40s slippers pattern

 

Crocheted Change Pocket and Belt Pattern

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