Crocheting brings sweet memories and in many cases we go back to grandma’s house or even childhood. That is, it is very likely that you have some affective memory about this technique.
And even with all this, many people who want to learn don’t really know where to start.
Crochet has gained more and more space among people who want extra money or even to relax.
So, today we are going to show you how to crochet, tips, among other things. We’ll even show you how to choose materials, getting down to the basics.
Come with us, crochet hooks and threads.
One of the most important points for anyone starting out is knowing how to choose the needle and which thread to use. That is, there are several types of needles, the most common being those made of wood, plastic, steel, aluminum and rubberized handle. The sizes are between 0.5 mm and 10 mm.
Generally speaking, the thick needle is for thick thread and the fine needle is for fine thread. However, a thicker thread with a finer needle can help beginners by bringing more firmness to the stitches.
In addition, crochet lines are produced in twisted layers that create a kind of string. It is worth noting that the materials most used in crochet threads are cotton and wool.
As for making rugs, string is the most used because it is thicker and allows for a more rustic work. Oh, and the string allows for faster creation of pieces because of the thickness of the yarn.
And for starters, choose lines with only one color, as they allow easier visualization of the point. Colored and blended lines are best used when there is a little more practice.
How to crochet: necessary materials.
Well, after choosing the most correct needle and thread to start the work, it’s time to separate the other materials. It is of paramount importance to have everything in hand so that the crochet is not interrupted.
→ Scissors: only for cutting the thread
→ Measuring tape: you measure the correct size of the piece and initial chain
Types of crochet stitches.
1 – Chain
to create a chain stitch create a mobile knot around the hook, go around the thread and pass through the loop that was created. Now, pull the piece of yarn wrapped around the needle and start another stitch through it.
It is important to train between 10 and 15 minutes a day.
2 – Extremely low point
The slip stitch is used to finish pieces, reinforce edges, cast off or join rows. This point is not visible on the part and serves only to create a safe point.
And being very similar to the chain stitch, it is different in the way of lacing that must be passing the needle in the chain. The abbreviation for this point is called “Pbx”.
3 – Low point
The low point should be used in pieces that need to be firmer, such as rugs, for example. Also, this stitch is a little tighter and has a weave identical to the high stitch.
And to do it like this: make a new yarn over from the chain stitch, not using the yarn over on the hook. At this point, you have two loops on the hook. Now, pull a new loop between the two, keeping only one on the hook.
4 – High point
To make the double crochet, wrap the yarn around the needle and count three stitches and make a loop. Now, place the needle in the fourth stitch and pull the thread, where you will end up with three stitches on the needle.
Ready. At this point, take off the first two, lace and pull on the last two. The high point is known by the abbreviation “pa”.