20 Tips for New Crocheters

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1.Know your yarns. What’s a skein, and how many and in what weight or type do you need? If you aren’t familiar with all the types of yarn that are out there, take a trip to your local yarn or hobby store and check them out. Weight, type, color and softness all matter, depending on the project you decide to tackle.

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9 comments for “20 Tips for New Crocheters

  1. Jorge MacLaren
    March 2, 2017 at

    I really enjoyed this site and learned a lot.Thanks.I’ll have to save this as a guide

  2. Louie
    March 3, 2017 at

    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.

  3. Marisa
    March 5, 2017 at

    A really helpful list for a beginner

  4. Kay
    March 7, 2017 at

    Thank u for all the help!! Love this!

  5. Gwen
    June 3, 2017 at

    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.

    • Linda Miller
      September 29, 2017 at

      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.

  6. Babs
    September 27, 2017 at

    Great tips!

  7. Linda Miller
    September 29, 2017 at

    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!

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