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What Gears Do I Need To Start To Crochet ?

Jun 25, 2008
It is a common misconception that only old ladies sit around crocheting doilies and scarves. While many elderly women do enjoy the diversion, it is a skill that people of any age can master and enjoy. Learning how to crochet can be your key to slowing down in life and relaxing, and exploring your creative side.

You could make mittens for babies, which you could donate to your local hospital, or make an afghan for your child. You'll need the right supplies and learning tools and this article will guide you through the process.

Before you begin to crochet, you'll need supplies. The supplies needed are simple and relatively inexpensive. Look up yarns in the yellow pages and you will find chain stores and independent stores that sell the materials. First you'll need to get crochet hooks. When starting out it is best to start with an "H" or "I" hook.

These are medium sized and will keep your stitches simple. As for yarn, you will want to stick to one theme; simple! Purchase cotton yarn and wool yarn that is free of any fringe or fuzz. The fancier yarns are for the advanced crafters.

The correct supplies will only be your first step in learning how to crochet, yet there is more that one way to learn. One popular way is to find a yarn shop that offers classes. At many locations the class will be free; you just have to buy your yarn supplies at their store.

This is a great compromise when you consider that professionals will charge to train you. If they do cost money, then the fee is usually minimal. You can also go to the bookstore and pick up some basic teaching books. Find a book that leads you through step-by-step. In no time you'll learn the knots and chains.

Once you learn how to crochet you will be able to create many items and your choice of supplies will be incredible! When you advance, you will be able to buy specialty yarns with a little more flair. If you find a yarn shop that sells these, then you'll be in luck.

They are more expensive but worth it for the originality they will bring to your project. Look at books that contain crochet patterns. If you can perform the basics, then the patterns should be fairly easy to follow. Soon, you will be making Christmas wreaths and sweaters with sparkling yarns and artistic panache.
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