I really enjoyed this site and learned a lot.Thanks.I’ll have to save this as a guide
1992 Auntie Annies mile a minute is excellent for someone just learning. She has you doing five different stiches.
You have some great tips also.
A really helpful list for a beginner
Thank u for all the help!! Love this!
This is an OK list, but I’d edit the hook information. A size G by one manufacturer is not the same as a size G by another. It would be more accurate to discuss actual size–3.75mm, or 5.0mm for example. Additionally, there is nothing in your list that speaks to the importance of guage. Gage is probably one of the most important things a new crocheter can learn to improve his/her projects.
I have a neat little tool that has holes of varying sizes. Find the hole where your hook fits exactly and it tells you the size in letters and millimeters. It helped me find the sizes of some vintage hooks and a couple that the printed sizes had worn off. It also has knitting needle sizes and a gauge check section. Mine is a Susan Bates brand and came from Joanne Fabrics, but I bet there are other brands and dealers available.
whhat crochet hooks are true to size
Hooks C and D are true to size. Sizes E-K are actually known to be one size bigger than their marked sizing.
I’ve been crocheting for a lot of years, but have recently been asked to help some new crocheters learn. i learned some new things, and was reminded of some basics that I haven’t thought of for awhile that will help my learners. Thanks, for this collection of ideas!
I have been crocheting for 40 years, and some of your tips I have never heard of. Thank you so much you made my life easier. I make a lot of baby blankets and baby had some baby sweaters and baby shoes and some of the tips on exercise taking it with you in a Starbucks cup or a down lead was awesome, also using hair conditioner to soften less expensive yarn. Your tips are awesome thank you so much.
Thank you so much for reading! I’m glad these were helpful for you!
If you use the wool from the middle instead of the outside, the ball won’t going rolling around all over the place when you pull out more wool.
I am new to crocheting. I was told by my Papa, who taught me, that my grandma would cut a hole in the side of a gallon milk jug and put her ball of yarn in It, pull the end through the top.
Then your ball of yarn stays in place and won’t roll around. I have done this and it works awesome ! I have pets and that means pet hair! It keeps my yarn free of pet hair!😊
Thank you for an excellent blog with your “20 Tips for New Crocheters”. I’m not new at it, but I still learned a LOT that I can use to help me crochet smarter and with less hand fatigue! You’re never too old to learn something new! Wonderrful tips!
I cannot just sit in front of the TV and watch only it, I have to be doing something, so I crochet (my mom used to hand sew quilt appliques). I just retired in July ’17, so now I am presently making afghans for my grandchildren. While I was working I had a lot of down time so I would make hot pads, coasters, doilies, or granny squares for future afghans – I mean a LOT – so I will selling those this summer at our local farmers market.
Where can I find those 20 tips. ‘?