Uploaded on Jun 25, 2010
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Learning to crochet won't turn you into your grandmother, but will provide you with a lifelong hobby.
Step 1: Follow a pattern
Buy a pattern or find a free one online.
Step 2: Choose yarn
Choose your yarn. Consider the color, weight, feel, price, and care instructions. Buy enough to complete your project.
A large hook and smooth, bulky yarn are easy for beginners to use, and work up faster than smaller materials.
Step 3: Choose hook
Choose the right hook size to go with your yarn. If you're not sure, check the pattern.
Buy small sizes for lace and sock weight yarns, medium sizes for worsted and sporting weight, and large sizes for chunky weight and for winding strands together.
Step 4: Choose ruler
Buy a regular ruler or a gauge checker made for yarn projects so you can check your gauge.
Step 5: Consider stitch markers
Buy a package of stitch markers if you will need to mark stitches for a pattern. Or use extra yarn pieces or safety pins.
Did You Know?
Mathematicians have used crochet to create models that demonstrate the idea of hyperbolic planes in three-dimensional space.