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INTRO TO CROCHET

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 3:00 PM

INTRO TO CROCHET

Materials you need, techniques to hold and use the crochet hook and main stitches you must know, all in one article for you to start crocheting right now!


Why crochet is that easy?

Unlike knitting, crochet uses just one tool (a single hook) rather than two (a pair of needles) and you work one yarn loop at a time; these two factors are enough to make it less complicated.

Do you want another reason to choose crochet?

Well, another advantage is that it’s easier to drop your project and pick it up again without losing your work; The stitches won’t slide off just like with the needles, therefore there’s no chance of a line of stitches unraveling before your eyes!
Crochet projects develop more quickly (this is ideal for beginners and impatient people)

What do you need to start? 

You won't need many materials to get started. The basics you'll need consist of a crochet hook, some yarn, a pair of scissors, and a needle with a large eye.
Crochet hooks are commonly made in metal (aluminum usually), but also come in wood or plastic. Hook sizes are labeled in the U.S. using both a letter and a number, for example “I/9,” but elsewhere they are sized according to millimeters. Patterns will show you the correct hook to use to make the project the size it was intended. Yarn labeling includes a suggested hook size too.
As for the steel crochet hooks, used for working the finest yarns (for instance, doilies) have a separate numbering system with higher numbers signifying a smaller hook size. That’s quite confusing, but you just need to worry about it if you mean to work in a miniscule scale.

Main stitches and their step by step:

There are many essential stitches that a beginner must know, so let’s start with this quick guide!
The chain stitch is the first stitch you ought to learn.
Chain stitch:
English version: Chain stitch tutorial - ENGLISH by argentinian-queen Spanish version: Tutorial punto cadena by argentinian-queen

Or watch this video! Chain stitch

Single crochet stitch:

English version: Single crochet stitch tutorial - ENGLISH by argentinian-queen Spanish version: Punto Bajo tutorial by argentinian-queen

Or watch this video: Single crochet stitch

Half double crochet stitch:
English version: Half Double Crochet tutorial - ENGLISH by argentinian-queen Spanish version: Media vareta - Tutorial by argentinian-queen

Or watch this video...Half double crochet stitch

Double crochet stitch:
English version: Double Crochet by argentinian-queen Spanish version Tutorial punto vareta by argentinian-queen
Or watch this video: Double crochet stitch
                                                                                                                                              

If you have any questions, just drop me a line ;)
Lets crochet!!!!! :w00t!:

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Lupa-Rutila Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Wow, great work and great idea to make such tutorial and encouragement :)
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argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you appreciate it! :hug:
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Great Job!... especialmente  haciendolo en dos idiomas! Peter. #1 
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argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, Peter! Hope the English I've learnt for three years is understandable :giggle:
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter

Totally understandable & It's absolutely fine! *  I'm honoured to be on the same team! I notice Deviant News asked for your article... see?  people know it's good! :hug: Peter.

 

 

 

 

 

*3yrs?... pero  bueno, phenomenal hija!... hay algunas pequenos cosas pero no estan tan importante...do you want me to proof-read it for you?  es question de " transliteracion" mas que "traduccion"... m'entiendes?  ...."menos palabras pero mas informacion..."  puedo hecerlo en 30 minutos... :  pero es un regalo para una amiga ,no porque es completemente neccessario...:))

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argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, they asked me so, and I my reaction was like :jawdrop:
I understand what you mean about my mistakes ;) don't worry, I'll try to study the "phrasal verbs" that I hate so much so that I can speak properly and shortly :D
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter

see: note.... :)

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