12.08.2015

5 Crochet Tips for Beginners ♥ Crochet 101

Crochet Beginner Tips
I've been posting crochet patterns for a while now but not everyone knows how to crochet so I thought I would share some crochet tips for new crocheters. Hopefully this will help some of you who have been interested in crocheting.

The thicker the better
When it comes to choosing a crochet hook and yarn I recommend starting with thicker materials. A bigger crochet hook such as I/5.50 mm or K/6.50 mm are great for beginners (smaller hooks are harder to use). For yarn, I recommend a thick worsted weight yarn. My first yarn was a bright pink Red Heart Super Saver yarn, the yarn itself is a bit rough on the skin but I think it's the best for starters. As you start learning more getting better at crochet you can try different supplies at your own pace.

Videos are your best friend
Back when I started crocheting I went though so many videos until I finally found one that stuck with me. Every video is different with different instructions and different view points so find one that works for you and stick with it.

Imperfections
When I first started crocheting I remembered my chain was completely uneven and my stitches were either super tight or really loose! But over time I was able to create a even tension and now my crochet work looks nice and polished. Practice makes perfect!

Stretch your hands
Make sure not to strain yourself! If you crochet for a long periods of time your hands will eventually start to get sore. Massage your hands regularly and give your hands a little break. Also use some hand lotion to keep your hands moisturized and hydrated.

Stay inspired
I follow fellow crocheters on social media to stay inspired and to see what they are currently crocheting. Staying inspired is really important for myself, especially when I need to post new crochet patterns on my blog.

Crochet Beginner Tips
Do you know how to crochet?

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