Cluster (not done yet)
|Front and Back Loops|
|Half Double Crochet|
|How to Hold a Needle|
|How to Hold the Yarn|
to Manage the
End of the Row
|Links to Patterns|
|Start to Crochet|
This is the real beginning of crocheting.
Make a slipknot, but do not pull it tight.
Take your needle, and stick it through your loop.
Hold the needle with the hook pointing down.
Next, you will yo. Yo means yarn over.
Take the needle and swing it you will have yarn (one strand) on the needle.
Next pull the hook through your loop.
You have made your first chain stitch.
You still should have one loop on your needle. Yarn over again and repeat the process.
Practice this until your stitches are even.
Fairly loose stitches are needed here. Let me explain what happens. If your lovely stiches are too tight. You won't be able to stick your needle through them later. Also, if they are too tight, the chain won't stretch. Yes, it needs to.
The stitches don't have to be floppy,
just make sure you can stitck your needle through them later with ease.