Howdy everyone! Sara from crochetbusiness is here to share a great tips for crochet beginner with us today. Let’s go!
Craft yarn council did a market survey in 2011 and found 87% of the people surveyed taught someone to knit or crochet.
That’s a lot of people picking up hooks and needles. That’s up 7% since 2010.
These aren’t folks in retirement homes either. Knitters and crocheters between the ages of 18-24 taught an average 4.6 people the craft. (Source: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/know.html)
Crochet is all over the place. Yarn bombing and amigurumi helped put the spotlight on crochet. I believe learning crochet will continue to increase as more crafters share their love of the fiber arts.
Are you thinking of picking up a ball of yarn and hook?
Here are 5 simple tips to keep you untangled while you learn.
1. Be Patient – learning anything takes time.
If you’ve never worked with a hook and yarn you might find that your fingers, the yarn, and your brain will be out of sync. Don’t quit. You will get the hang of it soon enough.
2. Take one stitch at a time.
I know those amigurumi dolls are super cute but take your time to learn the basics. You’ll appreciate the many scarves done in boring stitches once you develop your crochet mojo.
3. Ask Questions
Don’t be afraid to ask a question if you don’t know something. Every crocheter was a newbie at some point. Crocheters don’t bite – be brave and ask that seemingly “stupid” question even if you’ve asked it ten times before.
No matter what you’re trying to learn whether it be algebra or crochet – the key to mastery is practice. When your teacher tells you to practice 200 rows of single crochet it’s not to bore you to death. There is a method to her madness.
Crocheting is about knowing the right stitches, holding your hook right and working on your tension.
The more you practice the less awkward holding the hook becomes. You’ll find your groove and you will no longer have stitches that are too tight or too loose.
5. Make it fun
Above all else make this something you enjoy. Crafting is suppose to relieve stress not cause it. Hang out with friends, chat, and have a glass of wine.
Go get your hook and yarn and start hooking.
This fantastic 5 top tips for crochet beginner brought to you by Sara Duggan loves crochet and writing. She joined the crochet blogging community in
2007 as Momwithahook. In 2008 she toyed with designing patterns and shares her creations on Squidoo. (http://squidoo.com/momwithahook)