Crochet is creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread or other strands of material using crochet hook. The name “Crochet” comes from a French word Meaning small hook. Knitting actually goes back to Europe during the 19th century. It first appeared in a Dutch magazine around the 1800s. It had a color plate showing five different style purses. They were all crocheted with silk and thread. Crochet materials didn’t become very popular in Europe until it reached Ireland. During this time there was famine in Ireland and the crochet was a form of famine relief. The crochet changed with the end of the Victorian Era of the 1890s. In the new Edwardian era between 1910 and 1920 crocheted laces became very popular and more elaborate. This has created more complicated stitching and Victorian colors have disappeared. During the late 1960s and early 1970s the “new” generation picked up on crochet and popularized granny squares. During this time popularity in yard and hand crafts declined sharply.
However during the 21st century handcrafts and yarn has increased in popularity. There are many new patterns and new colors that essentially brought crocheting back to life. Now crocheting is easier to access than ever. The website Etsy has makes it so millions of people to sell there handcrafted goods to anyone in the world. So overtime the material and design of crochet has changed but the general technique has not. So here we will look at how to crochet with some general yarn.
How to Crochet
Here you will learn about how to crochet properly. You will need to get some fat yarn and a Size N crochet hook. Here are the steps:
Make a slip in the knot.
First you must lay down the yard and then you will have to loop it. You have to make sure that the shore piece or the tail is on top of the long yarn. Then turn the whole thing upside down on the longer yarn. Then grab the middle yarn between your thumb and forefinger and start to pull on the yarn very carefully. While doing this hang on to the tail and pull on the loop tightly.
Tighten the loop.
Now you must use your left hand and slide the hook into the loop. Then tighten the loop around the hook but make sure it is not too tight as it needs some space.
Holding the Thread.
Next turn the long side of the thread around your pinkie and twist it around your index finger. Then take the shore side, and the tail with your middle and ring fingers. Hold the hook with your right hand as this will make holding the thread and hook easier. It will create enough space to move the hook and keep the tension on the thread. Please note that there are many ways to keep your thread and hook, so it is totally up to you. Just find the one that works best for you.
Beginning the Chain
Now it is time to begin the chain. To begin the chain, start twisting the thread around the hook and pull it through the loop.
Finishing the Chain
Make sure that the loop is not too tight and continue to the second loop. Start by pulling the thread through the second loop. Then continue pulling until you have a chain.
Beginning the First Row
To start the first row of single crochet insert the hook in the second chain from the hook. Now you should have two loops around your hook.
Crocheting the chained row.
Make sure the yarn is in your left hand with the hook and pull it through the first loop. This will leave you with two loops again on your hook. Then catch the yarn again with your hook and pull it through both loops. Repeat these steps until you get to the end of the chained row. To do more chain one stitch at the end of each of the end of your row and turn your crocheting over to start the next row.
make the Finish.
Finally to finish the whole crochet cut the long side of the yarn and pull it through the loop.