Handmade Crochet and Knitting Items and instructions
for beginners to start crochet and knitting.
Learn to Crochet
Step 1: Hold crochet hook in right hand and make a slip knot on hook.
Step 2: Bring yarn over hook from back to front and grab it with hook
Step 3:Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto hook. This makes one
Step 4: Skip the first chain stitch
Step 5: Insert hook into center of next chain stitch. Draw yarn through the chain stitch and up onto the hook. There are now 2 loops on hook.
Step 6: Bring yarn over hook from back to front, and draw it through both loops on hook. One loop remains on the hook, and you have just made one single crochet stitch
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 in each of the remaining 27 chains--be sure to work in the very last chain. You have now completed one row of single crochet. Measure your work; it should be about 7" wide. If it is too wide, try again with fewer beginning chains. If it is too narrow, try again with more beginning chains
Step 7: At the end of the row, make one chain stitch, then turn the work counter-clockwise, leaving the hook in the chain.
Now you can begin another row, working into the stitches of the previous row.
Step 8: Make one single crochet stitch in first stitch and in each remaining stitch of the previous row. Be sure to work into the last stitch. Chain 1, turn.
Repeat Step 8 until the block measures 9" long
Finishing: Cut the yarn from the skein, leaving a 6" end. Draw the hook straight up, bringing the yarn through the remaining loop on the hook.
ROW 1: Miss 3 chain, * pass yarn round hook, draw a loop through next chain to height stitch is required to be when finished, draw a loop through first 2 loops on hook then draw another loop through 2 remaining loops; repeat from * to end or row, turn.
ROW 2: 3 chain (3 chain at beginning of row form last stitch in next row, the first stitch being missed on every row), work 1 treble on each treble to end of row, turn.
ROW 1: Miss 4 chain, *yarn twice round hook, draw a loop through next chain, draw a loop through first 2 loops on hook, draw a loop through next 2 loops then another through last 2 loops (thereby completing one double treble stitch); repeat from * to end of row, turn.
ROW 2: 4 chain, (4 chain at beginning of row form last stitch of next row), work 1 double treble on each double treble to end of row, turn