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Crochet Tips You Need to Know

March 10, 2013 by admin

Crochet Tips

Crochet Tips

Anyone who is beginning to learn how to crochet, or even those who have been crocheting for a number of years, can benefit from some crocheting tips every now and then. There are some common crocheting queries that require tips which everyone needs at some point. For example, how to add beads can be a mystery unless you get a few tips from someone who is knowledgeable about crocheting. There can be a number of different ways of achieving your goals, so crocheting tips can differ. There can be several ways to add beads to crochet work and include threading the beads onto the yarn itself so that they can be pulled up whenever they are needed. Another way is to slip the bead onto the crochet hook when it is needed. Crocheting tips like these need to be tried out and then you can decide which one is best.

Crocheting Tips for Complete Beginners

Complete beginners can need very basic crocheting tips to get them started, such as how to start a row, how to finish off and how to add another ball of yarn. The importance of keeping equipment clean and tidy is a valuable crocheting tip for beginners because if they are dealing with skeins of yarn that is not rolled into a ball, it can easily tangle and snap. It is well worth the time it takes to wrap the yarn into a ball and this is one thing that beginnings often try to skip.

Another important crocheting tip that beginners should note is that when a row has been completed, the work needs to be turned. Constantly turning the same way will lead to the yarn becoming twisted. To prevent this, the work must be turned the opposite way after each line, for example turning clockwise with the first row, anti clockwise with the second and so on. To make the ends of the yarn neat and tidy, it can be a good idea to weave the ends of the yarn into the work using an embroidery needle. It can make the ends almost invisible to the eye. Likewise, when adding a new yarn to work, it can be better to sew in the ends; it may give a few thicker areas to the work but it will be barely noticeable. There are many more crocheting tips to be had, but a beginner can learn wisely and quickly from experience and their own mistakes.


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