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How To Crochet
You Will Need
  • Large crochet hook
  • Heavy yarn
  • Practice
step 1Choose a large hook and yarn
Choose a large hook and thick yarn when you first begin. As your skills progress you can transition to smaller materials.

step 2Hold hook
Hold the hook in your dominant hand, like you would a pen or pencil, with the point of the hook facing up.
step 3Wind yarn
Wind the yarn over the pinky, under the ring finger, and then over the middle and forefinger of your other hand to easily feed it as you work.
step 4Start with a slipknot
Start with a slipknot. Make a simple loop and then use the hook to draw the long end of the string through the hole.
step 5Tighten knot
Tighten the knot by pulling both ends, and then repeat by looping the yarn around the hook and pulling it through the loop to complete a basic chain stitch.
tip The first five to 10 rows of the chain stitch are often the most difficult, even for a seasoned veteran, so stick with it.
step 6Start single crochet
Poke the hook through a chain stitch, grab the feeder yarn and pull it through to create two loops on your crochet hook.
step 7Finish single crochet
Wrap the feeder yarn around the hook and pull it through both loops to complete a single crochet stitch.
step 8Finish
Cut the yarn, pull one end through the last loop, and tighten the other end before tying the final loose string into the back of the piece.
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