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Friday, July 9, 2010

Let's talk crochet...

I want to talk a little more about the basics of crochet. With the two simple steps I showed you before, you can already start making some projects. For example, you can make a scarf, making a chain as long as you want, and single crochet (sc) all the way to the end and start going up, and up, until you have the length you want. Yeap, as simple as that, oh! and if you use a bigger hook, you'll get a looser weave, so you could get a really pretty yarn, and make something you could wear during the day, something that wouldn't be too hot, or too cold :)

When you buy your yarn, read the label and it would tell you the hook size needed for that specific yarn. Now, let's say you want to make a more open weave, you just use a bigger hook :) For example:

I made this two samples, both have the exact same number of stitches and rows. I used the same yarn and two different size hooks.

I'll post the next video soon, where you'll learn the Double Crochet (dc) another basic crochet stitch... Now, go get your hook and yarn and start crocheting your new scarf :)

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