How To Crochet Basics – Yarn And Hooks

How To Crochet Basics

Easy Crochet Beginner Patterns

Yarn For Crocheting

One of the most important things to know about when getting some how to crochet basics is to learn about the different kinds of yarn. You can find: baby/fingering, worsted weight, chunky, sport/baby, and the bulky types of yarns and more on the market.

The different yarns are labeled by their types to distinguish the quality. This is a great help when deciding which specific yarn to use for a particular crochet product.
Then of course you also need to know about the amount of skein, care instructions, gauge, and the fiber content of the yarns.

Yarn Tips For Beginners

If you are a beginner in crochet, it might be a good advice for you to use natural fibers and yarns. These natural fibers tend to be less slippery and easier to work with.

Yarns are sold by weight rather than by length and usually packaged into balls. The most common ball size is 1-3/4 oz (50 g), but the length of the ball can vary a lot depending on the quality and thickness of the yarn.

When you purchase yarn for your projects make sure you take the time to get all of it from one dye lot. The yarn packages will be marked with a number and you want to make sure they all match. Even if you choose the same color, the nuances can vary if they are coming from different packages.

There are some few supplies you need besides the yarn in order to create your first crochet product.

Crocheting hooks

The crocheting hooks are the tools to use while crocheting and they are made of aluminum, wooden or plastic materials. The wooden made crochet hooks is easier for the fingers to handle and it is also considered as the most affordable.

Notice that crochet hooks are available in many different sizes, all from 2 millimeters to 15 millimeters, and labeled with numbers and letters; the higher the number or letter then the larger and thicker the size of the hook.

Use the kind of crochet hook you’re most comfortable with and the one that will help you achieve the correct gauge for a pattern.

While crocheting laces and doilies you most likely need to use crochet hooks in stainless steel. Those hooks are having different sizes than the plastic and wooden ones, but is necessary to make thin lace creations.


Information in the Crochet Patterns

In the crochet patterns you can see which size to use in the particular crochet project. The choice of size is depending on the size of the yarn and what kind of item you are creating.

The crochet hooks are used in catching the loops of the yarn used in crocheting. The special hook also draws the stitches made from loosening and sliding from the chain stitches.

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