On the shelves of stores, on TV or just on the street, a beautiful knitted thing can often be seen on a girl and a woman. It can be anything from an autumn coat to a summer swimsuit. Knitwear is always in fashion and never boring. The abundance of threads of different companies, quality, type and color pleases fashionistas and needlewomen. But what if you don't know how to knit and don't even know where to start.
Then you've come to the right place. After reading this article, you will be able to master the basics of crochet and learn how to knit booties for a baby or doll. And in the future you will be able to take on the implementation of more complex patterns and labor-intensive things.
If you are new to this business, then you need to learn a few things about crochet hooks and threads. Hooks differ from each other in size and materials from which they can be made. Their numbering starts from one and increases with the addition of half, for example: 1; fifteen; 2; 2, 5; 3 etc. The tool can be metal, wood or plastic. The hook is selected directly under the thickness of the yarn. Threads come in all sorts of types, colors and thicknesses. You can even find yarn with beads and sequins.It can be fluffy, and in the end the product will turn out to be also fluffy. Such threads are best used when knitting sweaters, winter scarves, hats. But there is also a smooth yarn that can be used to create summer tops, shorts and swimwear.
Having picked up threads and a hook, you can start learning. Hold the hook like a table knife or like a pencil, whichever is more comfortable for you. Any product begins with air loops, on which a half-column with a crochet, a column with or without a crochet and much more will be knitted in the future.
The easiest knitting after air loops is a single crochet. By constantly practicing, you will learn not only to knit complex and beautiful patterns, but also to understand knitting patterns, and thanks to them to create things you like. Or invent all the details of the product yourself. It can be difficult for a beginner to find a place to thread the hook.
If the braid of air loops is knitted correctly, not too tight and not too loose, then finding the loop will not be difficult. You should not have any difficulties with grabbing the thread if the hook is correctly selected. Having made an additional air loop, insert the hook into the pigtail and grab the thread, thread it through. There are two loops left on the hook. Now grab the working thread and pull it through all loops. You should have one loop left on your hook. When you can already master the skill of knitting single crochets well, try moving on to a more complex look -half-column with a crochet. Crochet start knitting air loops. Crochet yarn over, that is, wrap the working thread around the tool. After that, insert the hook into the loop of the previous row or a pigtail of air loops and pull the working thread. It should now have three loops. The one that is closer to the hook itself, now grab and stretch further through the remaining two. This is the half double crochet.
Now try alternating a half double crochet with a single crochet. When it becomes good and fast to turn out, you can proceed to the next task in order to better master crocheting. The half-column and double crochet are very similar in performance. Start knitting as if you were going to do what you have already learned - a half-column with a crochet. When you have three loops left on your hook, yarn over and knit two loops together. Then - yarn over again and connect the remaining two loops into one. You just knitted a double crochet. With a little practice, you can crochet your favorite items.