Crocheting although seems difficult and very complicated but it’s pretty easy to get along with and once you understand the baby steps, you’ll only need practice to polish your ability.

When it comes to crocheting, you just need to get you grip tight on two things.

  1. How to hold the crochet and handle your yarn.
  2. What the basic stitches are.

Once you get a little used to on how to hold the crochet properly and how to handle the yarn you’re using, all you need to do is to learn about the stitches.

Talking about the stiches, there are 4 basic stiches which are as follows:

  • Simple Chain
  • Slip Stich
  • Single Crochet
  • Double Crochet

Whenever you start your work, you need to make a Chain first. The Chain can also be called as the foundation of your work as all other patterns are crocheted over the base.

chain stitch | knitty4

 

Slip Stitch is also sometimes called as a Simple Knot. It is a very important and useful stitch especially when it comes to mount your work to give it a shape of something like a sweater or a hat or so.

slip stitch | knitty4

Single Crochet and Double Crochet are the actual basic stitches; more or less you’ll end up using them in almost every pattern following the different tricks to make different designs.

single crochet | knitty4double crochet | knitty4

These are the basic things to learn about if you are to start crocheting, it’s very easy and very interesting once you understand it, trust me on this. Before learning anything you want to learn, you must believe that it is easy and you can do it. Just hope for the best, May God be with you!

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A hobby is a must for everyone and knitting is an excellent choice for women who seek mental peace. I am a designer by profession. Although it’s hard to manage time with a busy routine but there are times when you just want to wander into your own little world and enjoy your solitude. Some people like to watch TV in their free time, some do some other refreshing activity as a hobby but I didn’t like doing something that was not beneficial or was just a waste of time. I personally think that one should adopt a hobby that not only refreshes you but also gives you a sense of achievement like if you learnt some kind of a new skill or made something that only you could make.

I thought a lot about it but couldn’t find such a hobby which could suit my liking. Most of the hobbies which were actually significant and interesting, I found them boring and not suitable for me.Then one day as I visited one of my friends, I saw her knitting something with a unique and cute little needle type of instrument. I inquired about it and I came to know that the little instrument is called a “Crochet”. It looks very daunting thing to learn but you can easily knit different kinds of clothing items with it using the yarn you like. I definitely loved the crochet thing and asked my friend to teach me how to crochet. I also searched on YouTube and on Google for more learning. I started Crocheting small items for kids in the family and in no time started being admired for my Crochet ideas. It encouraged me to tap into my creativity.

It’s been three years since I started and I’ve come a long way. Now I can crochet different type of things like hats, socks, gloves, sweaters, toys, dolls and a lot of other stuff. My life has become more calm, peaceful and enjoyable. Not only for myself but also for my family and friends.

Now I am starting this blog where I want to take my skills further by sharing different knitting ideas and crochet skills. I will try to share my knowledge and experience with you by teaching you how to make different small items one by one. Stay tuned if you are interested in learning how to make cute and beautiful stuff out of simple yarn thread.

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