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Crochet

Crochet

Crochet is another main textile creating method under needlework. Crochet is a process of making textiles by primarily using crochet hook with yarn, threads, fabrics or other standard similar materials. This name of Crochet comes from French term which is “small hook”. People use different materials to make this hook and at present day people use wood, bamboo, plastic or steel hooks. Crochets and knitting comparatively similar and there is one main difference between those two. When doing crochets, it will complete and close the stitch before next stitch/ loop begun. When it comes to knitting, keep open several stitches at a time. It will complete and close depend on the design and pattern. Rather than method of stitches usage both of the method has similar technique and patterns.

Crochet Hook

Crochets hook/needle is the main implement use to make loops and interlock them into crochet stitches.  Crochets hook normally a round shaft pointed on one end, with a lateral groove behind it. This hook generally made by wood, plastic or bamboo.

Standard knitting needle and crochet hook sizes

Single Crochet

This is the very basic and most common stitch in crochets. Even though this is primary easy stitch, this is the most useful and common stitch in the crochet textile works.  Single Crochet Develop raw by raw and follow these detail instructions for more details.

Double Crochet

Basically both stich have similar method and preform as same. Mainly double crochet is a taller stitch than single crochet. It is formed by a “yarn over,” which is wrapping yarn from back to front before placing the hook in the stitch. Holding base chain in desired position, yarn over and insert hook into the 4th chain from the hook. Step by step guide to Double Crochet

Crochet stitches

There is no specific standard stitch/s for crochet and depend on your skills and ability you can make own stitch patterns. Basically based on single and double crochet people get used to create wonderful stitches and here list down some all time famous stitches.

Crochet Items

If you good with Crochet, you could able to crochet for business and or as a leisure time work which benefit you in various ways. Using crochet, it could able to create/ design dresses, blankets, baby cloths, table covers/ matts and many-more items. This cause to pass your free time doing something useful and worth.

List of Crochet guilds

Crochet Guild of America
Knitting and Crochet Guild
The Knitting Guild Association

Crochet for beginners

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