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A Beginners Guide to Crochet

Aug 17, 2007
Beginner crochet books, guides and classes are becoming more popular as women and men begin to enjoy the ancient art of crocheting. Whether the interest in crocheting comes from a desire to create something, or comes from a desire to engage in a therapeutic activity, beginner crochet products and services are skyrocketing in popularity.

Crocheting, unlike knitting, is done with one "needle". With the right technique, it is possible to crochet everything from blankets and throws, to scarves and hats, to sweaters and wraps and more. Though someone in beginner crocheting will not be making elaborate designs, they will be learning the skills they need to create terrific items.

As with most things, when learning crochet you must first learn the basics. Once you learn the basics you will be able to expand your grasp of the craft and do more elaborate stitches and create more dynamic things.

Many people are surprised to learn that there are many boys, young men and men also learning crochet. Some people learn crochet after a family member or friend shows them what they can do. Also, they learn that crocheting can be relaxing.

If you are taking up crocheting, you should take your time and learn the craft. Try not to go beyond your abilities at first or you may find yourself frustrated. One good thing about crocheting, however, is that you are able to "rip out" the stitches and reuse the same yarn.

Yarn varies in style and texture. Experimenting with different needles and different yarns is a good ideas, especially for someone new to crocheting. Once you get the feel of the stitches and of the particular yarn you are using you will be surprised at how quickly you are able to crochet and master the craft.

When buying yarn, remember to pay careful attention to the dye lot so you can be assured that the yarn is all the same color and shade. If you are making something that requires more than one skein of yarn, you will be surprised to learn how obvious it is if you use skeins from different dye lots.

As you begin your quest to learn more about crocheting, have fun, enjoy and begin to create wonderful things. It all starts with the basics and that means mastering beginner crochet. Remember to take it step by step, and soon you will be a professional!
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