Author: aimee

Changing the Hook Size of the Pattern in Crochet

Crochet is a technique to make garments and accessories by using a needle with a hook at the end to form and weave loops in a thread. It sounds complicated, but crocheting should be easy and fun! Depending on your creativity, you can make a project from scarves to hats and animals to blankets and flowers to jewellery. There’s a never-ending list of things you can make and you won’t stop thinking of new projects once you’ve gotten the hang of it. But the challenge for beginners is always how to get started. The great news about crocheting is...

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Precautions to Keep in Mind when Washing Yarn

Crochet is considered to be one of the best stress-reducing hobbies for those who are willing to go through the knick and knacks of learning how to do it. Yet, there are a lot of factors crocheters need to take in careful consideration – from yarn weight and yarn bulk to hook size and hook shape – in order to produce the perfect scarf or blanket in mind. But the rigor of crocheting doesn’t end in having a finished product at hand. We all know that washing and drying wool or any kind of clothing material can be tricky....

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Crocheting for the Left-Handed

As left-handed individuals make up only about 12% of the world population, it is likely that the ratio of left-handed crochet enthusiasts to right-handed ones is also not that high. Yet, that doesn’t mean it is impossible for you to do the craft if you predominantly use your left hand to do very basic tasks. The good news is that it has been done before by many, so there is no need to fret. You just really need to learn in your own pace and trust that your handedness will not affect your ability to crochet and be able...

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How to Substitute Yarn in Crochet

Crochet is basically a handicraft art that makes use of yarn and a hooked needle to create different kinds of fabrics. From scarves and baby booties to rugs and tapestries, it’s often surprising that all you ever need to crochet is just the yarn and the hooked needle. However, not all yarns and needles are the same. They come in different materials, sizes and weight; and the kind of yarn and needle you need to use depends on the project you wish to complete. So, what happens if you’ve found a good pattern but wish to substitute it with...

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What Crochet Yarn to Use?

When it comes to selecting yarns, what could be an expert’s idea of heaven could easily be a beginner’s biggest dilemma. That’s because there is a wide array of yarns available in the market and it’s absolutely normal to be quite at loss of what to buy, especially in the start. The most important thing to keep in mind is that there is an ideal yarn to use for every kind of crocheting project you can think of, so the first step is really knowing what type of crochet you are doing. This goes a long way in helping...

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