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The Do's and Don'ts of Crochet


Updated March 16, 2017
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The Do's and Don'ts of CrochetWelcome to the wonderful world of crochet patterns! We all come from different backgrounds, but we have one thing in common - our love of crochet. Those thick and thin strands of yarn sliding through your fingers should make you smile from ear to ear, but if you're just learning to crochet then it can be quite frustrating.

When just learning how to crochet you can become tense, frustrated and easily lose your temper. To help make things a bit easier I've put together a quick guide of the do's and don'ts of the crochet world. If you have any of your own tips, feel free to add them in the comments section, below.


The Do's and Don'ts of Crochet




  • Don't try to dive into a pattern before practicing a new stitch. It can take you twice as long to work up a project if you are unfamiliar with a stitch as you'll have to keep researching in between each row.
  • Don't act like you're an advanced crocheter because you learned just one stitch. Yes, it can be very exciting, but it's also healthy to go by the phrase "practice makes perfect." There's nothing more disappointing then thinking you have this amazing project going on when you later find out you have to rip out the rows because something isn't right.
  • Don't start working on a pattern with a new ball of yarn until you know that the skein is knot-free. It is very frustrating to be mid-row only to have to sit for an hour trying to detangle the yarn. Learn how to start a skein of yarn.

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When I first learned to crochet I started with one stitch, a double crochet. I used that stitch to create a couple of afghans by going back and forth, row aby row. By the time I finished both afghans I felt confident enough to move on to another type of stitch. After learning both stitches I began to feel like I understood the process of crochet. My world opened up, and my confidence soared. Its been over 40 years since I made that first afghan and Ive loved every minute of it.

I finally learnt a few months ago after many times starting and giving up. Once you get the hang of the basics it is really easy. The most important thing to me is getting a set of comfortable hooks that are easy to hold. What type of hooks do you find best? I am struggling to find good large hooks of 6mm and above. I got some bamboo ones but I hate the feel of them.

The easiest way to become frustrated with learning to crochet is to try to launch yourself into a project without first learning the basics. Start with something extremely simple, like making squares to be used in a blanket. Practice with single crochet until you manage to create a piece with straight sides and an even tension throughout. Soak up as much knowledge as you can from resources like The Do's and Don'ts of Crochet, and from How-To videos on You Tube. Most of all, dont give up. Your persistence will be rewarded.


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