Great pattern kits have been added to the crochet line this week! Many patterns suitable for beginners and neophytes have been the focus ranging from simple scarves to easy hats and even a poncho. These patterns were selected due to their simplicity, minimal stitch changes and repetition. Practice is the key to everything, especially building muscle memory for your hands to throw the yarn and hook it through with ease. Eventually, each of us gains the ability to crochet without looking so we can literally watch tv while hooking.
You will not be the only one learning this month! My dear sister has decided to take up the craft, and I will be instructing her on the Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf by Tamara Kelly. While this looks like a terribly complex pattern, it has minimal stitch changes and lots of chain work so it will be a quick project! The beauty of this piece comes from the gradient yarn which slowly changes colors from one end to the other. If you would like to examine the instructions ahead of time, please visit the blog listed below for lots of tutorials as well!
Many people struggle when starting crochet because they use too much tension and try to crochet too tightly. Loosen up! If the hook doesn't slip through easily, it's too tight! I tend to have a slight flick at the end of every stitch to give it just a little extra yarn, but everyone has their own style and technique. It doesn't matter if you like tiny thread yarn or super bulky with giant hooks; if you love it, that is what matters! Join the thousands who have already discovered the joys of Crochet. Barbie clothes, soft plush animals, sweaters, belts, bags, hats...try them all. The key to success is to start with a pattern you want to make so that you will keep crocheting for a lifetime.
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