Crochet is a popular needlecraft which is named after the French word crochet, which means hook. It involves using hooks and material such as yarn or thread to create projects like clothing, accessories and home décor pieces.
If you’ve been wanting to start using the Crochet technique, then take a look below at our guide to everything you need to know!
What you need:
A Crochet Hook -small hooks for fine material, large hooks for larger material, size 4 hooks are the standard yarn size. The below image shows difference in a size one thread to a size six thread.
Some Fiber – usually yarn or thread.
Here’s what you need to know as a beginner:
Slip knots are the first thing to learn for crochet, which is how you begin all projects.
To create a slip knot you must:
Units in Crochet are called stitches, which are a series of yarn wraps around a hook. Each project is made up of a series of stitches.
The stitches include:
The above are they key stitches to learn as a beginner, with chain stitch being a common and popular stitch to learn first and the single stitch being the most important stitch to learn for projects.
How to crochet:
Stitch patterns are a combination of different crochet stitches to create new and interesting stitch patterns. There are multiple possibilities and can be as intricate, detailed or as simple as you want. As you progress, you can combine more of the new stitches you learn to create new patterns and styles.
For example, a V-Stitch is a combination of a double crochet stitch and a chain stitch alternated.
A pattern is a set of instructions for crocheting a certain project, whether it’s a scarf, hat, blanket or handbag.
The patterns normally include abbreviations for different stitches and parts of a project. Here’s a link to all of the abbreviations from the Craft Yarn Council.
Check out our guide to die-cutting here.
For more inspiration, visit the Creative Rox Blog here.