Don’t worry Marlene, you aren’t alone! Stitches that are too tight is a common problem and one that can easily be remedied. When I am teaching, adjusting the tightness of stitches is often one who class and I hope we can help you get stitches that you’re happy with.
For many, the reason for tight stitches
Oh, the saga of the crocheter – a story well told and never-ending! We get started with one project and then for some reason or another we end up setting it aside. Let’s talk about WHY the project is being set aside and maybe we can help each other find that motivation to finish that
Congrats on beginning your crochet journey! You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to learn all of the different techniques along the way. My first piece of advice is to simply remind you that things may not come out perfectly right away, but keep practicing and don’t give up.
Now, for your question on
While I am right-handed, I grew up in a household where everyone else was left-handed, and I witnessed their struggle every day. However, when it came time to learn how to crochet, this situation came to be useful! I sat opposite my mother and mimicked her steps as if looking in a mirror and caught onto the process easily. It can be difficult to how to crochet left-handed for beginners. Lefties will hold the hook in their left hand and use their right hand to hold the yarn and maintain tension.
More often than not, we’ll pick a pattern and find that the yarn used is either hard to find, something we don’t like working with or just simply out of our budget. When this happens, we need a way to make sure that what we do pick will work.
To start, we need to look
Going on a trip always means packing well to make sure you have everything you need without overpacking, and this is especially true for crocheters. If you’re flying, deciding what to pack is even more important as you only have one or two carry-ons to work withy. I personally always have a work-in-progress on
So, you’ve decided that you want to learn how to crochet – that’s great! You’ve picked out your yarn and learned a few of the basic stitches, but now what? If you are just learning to crochet, one of the hurdles you must overcome is learning to read crochet patterns. While you don’t have
Those pesky labels around your new skein of yarn can get in the way, but don’t be so quick to toss them; there is a wealth of information to be found on those little labels! Here’s a quick overview of the most important information included.
1. Brand and yarn name
2. Fiber content, weight and yardage.
First of all, let me say “BRAVO!” for at least starting with your gauge swatch – this is an important step that many people skip and it leaves them wondering why something didn’t fit. The gauge swatch information, if necessary, is given in the pattern so you will be able to make a product
Congratulations! You finished that piece you’ve been working on… or have you?
Maybe not. If you want to add a professional finish to your crocheted piece, you should consider blocking it.
Blocking your crochet items puts a nice finishing touch on all your hard work, and it gives the final product a professional appearance. You’ll set