In the past few weeks I had the experience of teaching a few people to crochet. As someone who learnt to crochet since was a little girl it was an eye opening. I realized why when my mum was teaching me to crochet I didn’t like it. It’s unnatural for the hands, and also needs to have some patience and actually to want to do it. I’m pretty sure at that age, 8-9, I wasn’t even thinking to crochet. But I got to learn to do it and I got to love it more than anything in this world.
Crocheting is not that easy but is not that complicated either. With some drive to want to learn and some patience you can get there. I have seen that most people who are just starting they want already to get to do big projects and so on, when everyone and everything starts from basic. You have to practice to hold the yarn the way that will be good for you for the entire time you’ll be crocheting, not just for the first chain stitches. I know that at the end everyone hold the hook and the yarn the way its comfortable for them, but you have to start with something. Only with experience you’ll find your own crochet personality.
Some tips for those who want to learn or just started to learn to crochet:
Choose the right yarn and the right hook. Get a thicker yarn, not too bright and not too dark color, so you can see your stitches. Preferable acrylic yarn, 8 or 10 ply and an aluminium crochet hook number 4.5-5.5.
Do as many chain stitches or first few basic crochet stitches you can before getting into more complicated things. Take your time and don’t rush it. Make small scarves or coasters and other little pieces like this to get used to crocheting, holding the hook and the yarn.
Don’t forget the slip knot at the beginning of every crochet project, there are a lot of ways to do it.
If you learn from you tube videos don’t get frustrated that you don’t do as quick as they show in the videos. You can always pose the video and get to do the first chain stitch or the single crochet stitch until you get it.
After you learnt the crochet basics everything else after that is just practice and if you want to do it or not. There is so much more to learn than the basics, even with my experience I still learn things as I’m a hundred percent sure I don’t know everything about crocheting.
Have fun learning to crochet and hope you get to do great crochet projects. Welcome to the magic world of crocheting.
Have a great day, :*.