Beginners guide to crocheting Leave a comment

Whether you are pregnant and have the overwhelming need to get crafty, looking for something to do in front of the TV while you watch the rugby or just plain looking for a new skill to add to your bucket list, why not try your hand at crocheting?


What you need

  • Hook
  • Yarn


Holding the hook and wool

Everyone has their own personal way of holding the hook and controlling the yarn in crochet. Right handers hold he hook in their right hand, usually a.) as if holding a pencil or b.) in a firmer, overhand grip.

Now let’s get started

1.)  Make a Slip Knot

  • First make a loop, then hook another loop through it.
  • Tighten gently and slide the knot up to the hook.

2.) Begin the Chaining

  • Begin chaining by picking up the loop in your hand.
  • Wrap the wool over the hook in an anticlockwise direction (or hold the wool still and maneuver the hook)
  • Draw the wool through to form a new loop without tightening up the previous one.


Ta Da!


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