Cluster (not done yet)
|Front and Back Loops|
|Front and Back Post|
|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|
|Holding the Needle
To begin you will need a size I of H hook.
Find a pretty light colored yarn or
"manly" light colored yarn if the shoe fits.
Hold the needle as you would a pencil.
Apply pressure to the flat section of the needle
with your thumb.
Keep your index finger slightly behind the flat section.
You will be using your index finger to stabilize the needle..
Your middle finger will have another job to do once
you start to crotchet. It will help hold the loops on your needle while you are pulling through.
The hook part needs to be kinda' pointing down.
Hold this in your hand for a few minutes
until it becomes more comfortable.