The Basics of Crochet
Are you looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Crochet your friends and family the perfect gift or give the gift of crochet by teaching them to crochet for themselves.
1. Choose a yarn with a tight twist. One of the most common frustrations for new crocheters is splitting the yarn when you are trying to work into a stitch. A tightly twisted yarn will make it easier to insert your hook. Looking for a hook with a blunt tip, like these Boye hooks, will also help prevent splitting the yarn as well.
2. Find a crochet friend. Whether you visit a local yarn store, check with your local library, or choose a good friend who has already been crocheting for a few years, having someone who knows how to crochet help you with your first few projects is a great idea. They can help you understand the pattern and walk you through the crochet stitches.
3. Don't worry too much about gauge. Choose a project where gauge is not critical. As you are first learning how to work the crochet stitches, you will find that some of your stitches are quite loose while others are very tight. Don't worry, your gauge will stabilize soon, but until it does, choosing a pattern where gauge doesn't matter will eliminate frustration or the possibility that the finished object doesn't fit.
This is your last chance to win this great The Crochet Dude crochet hook set from Boye. This set is perfect for the beginning crocheter or the long-time expert. Sizes D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K are all included. We will even in include instructions for fun and easy Holiday projects!
Enter between October 22nd and October 28th for your chance to win.
will also be entered to win our grand prize, a fabulous Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder and Crochetmaster!