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Different Crochet Patterns For Beginners
When just beginning to crochet, keep in mind that your first work must be easy and something that is fun to do. Select a pattern that needs no or very little shaping like a pillow or a scarf. Tote bags and hats are also simple projects to make requiring very little shaping. There are a wide selection of colors and yarns so you can choose what colors suit you best, but remember to begin with a moderately smooth yarn that is easy to handle, like a worsted-weight type of yarn. Patterns that use large hooks or needles and two threads of yarn can be great first projects because will be fast to complete. Search for patterns that are marked as “beginner”.
Here is a pattern that when accomplished, makes a 7 inches by 9 inches block that can be a good practice for beginners; also, with these basic crochet pattern, one can easily create a scarf, pillow or a doily: Materials needed: • Any color of yarn that is Worsted-weight • Size 8, and 14 inches long “knitting needles” • Big eye yarn needle • Small scissors “Casting On” 1. Create a “slip knot” on the needle’s shaft, on one needle. 2. Put this “needle” in your left hand, and hold the other needle on your right hand so you can manage the yarn. Insert the point of the “right needle”, starting from the front to the back, in the “slip knot” and underneath the “left needle”.
3. While holding the left needle which is still in your left hand, move your “left fingers” over so that it braces the right needle. 4. With your index finger at the right, get the “yarn from the ball”. 5. Let go your grip on the right hand that id holding the needle and use your index finger so to carry the yarn “under and over” the right needle’s point. 6. Return your “right fingers” to the right needle, then pull the yarn all through the stitch with the point of the right needle. 7. Slide the point of the left needle unto the back of the new stitch, and take off the right needle.
8. Gently pull the ball of yarn to create the stitch that should fit well on the needle. Now you have successfully made a stitch known as casting on. 9. Insert the point of the “right needle”, starting from the front to the back, and into the stitch you have just made, under the left needle. Then repeat steps five up to step nine 26 times, up until you will have “28 stitches” on your left needle. This now completes the “cast-on row”. “First knit row”: 1. Hold the needle having the stitches on your left hand and insert the point of the “right needle” in the first stitch, starting from the front to the back, same as in “casting on”. 2.
With your “right index finger”, draw the yarn from its ball underneath and then over the point of the right needle. 3. Pull the yarn through out the stitch with the “right needle point”. This now completes the one knit stitch. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 every stitch remains on the left needle. Measure the piece, so that it is 7 inches wide. Start the next “knit row” as follows: Turn the right needle then hold it in your left hand. On your right hand, with the free needle, follow steps 1 to of your “first knit row” in every stitch. Work these until the block is 9 inches long. Then “bind off” all of the stitches.
Here is a sample of a free doily pattern: Pattern: Start at the center. Chain 5, “join in a ring”. R1: Chain 8, * double treble crochet (thread 3 times over ) in the ring, chain 4, and then repeat from * 10 times more (12 double treble crochet total counting starting chain), join with “sl”, “st” to 5th “st” of ch-8 first made. R2: Chain 9, double treble crochet in every double treble crochet with chain-3 between. Join with “sl”, “st” to 5th “st” of starting chain. R3: Chain 8, * double treble crochet in the center of the chain-4 of the preceding round, chain 3, double treble crochet in the next double treble crochet, chain 3, and then repeat from * around. R4: Chain 9, double treble crochet in every double treble crochet with chain-4 between. Join to starting chain. R5: Chain 5.
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