Thursday, July 08, 2010

Crocheting Steps for Beginner

Many people infers that knitted and crochet items emerged since the early epoch of imperialism. Many communities in this era make a living in this sort of industry as their main source of income. The products crocheted and knitted by them are mostly sold to the middle class society.

People tends to recognize the status symbol of a person from his/her crochet since the early age of history. The royalties were the originator who practiced this culture, simply because they can afford to buy expensive lace products leading to value depreciation of crochet products.
Many have inferred that crocheting and knitting was originated from places like China, middle eastern countries and in south america where old practices of people are living. In the early cultures, people crochet for the purpose of flex the muscles of the forefinger rather than in the sense of fashion. Many craft historians believe in this theory by the lack of artifact crochet products as proof of its traditional practices.

Crochet products have been widely used by European communities to replace the much expensive lace made materials in the early 1800's. Best of all, Crocheting requires fewer materials and it's also widely accepted by different social classes. From these periods, crochet was done mostly on thread. The most common products made from crochet were filet crochet. It's made in rows either open or close mesh in order to make a particular pattern. While in the 1900’s, the massive production of steel hooks have introduced many products which are made from thread.

Nowaday crocheting and knitting is the delight of many people. Recently with the use of high quality yarns and threads, many people has developed the interest on handicraft making and it's so popular. Using the combination of different yarn textures and colors have made crocheting a joyful thing to do.

In the beginner level, The process of making a pattern row and a single stitch crocheting should be learned in the first place. The followings are some basic steps to be taken if you want to learn how to make a crochet product.

1. First, Crochet supplies such as a size G crochet hook, small scissors, worsted-weight yarn with any colors, and a big-eyed yarn needle may need to be used.

2. You may start by holding the crochet hook in your right hand if you are right-handed. Then you may create a slipped knot on the hook.

3. You may slide the hooked yarn to the slipknot of the hook. This process will create a continuous stitch or a chained like stitches. You will then proceed to bringing back the yarn on top of the hook making the thread go into the hook and grabbing the slip knot into the hook.

4. You can pass on the first chain stitch allowing the knot to be properly hooked on the knot of the thread. Doing so will allow the thread to be properly in place and prevent it from loosen. A much tighter knot would be better to create a chain stitch.

5. You may insert the hook to the hole of on the next chain stitch, and then slide the yarn passing through the center of the second chain stitch going to the upper part of the hook. You may have now created two loops on the hook of the threads.

6. You may bring the yarn back on the hook from back to front and slide the knot in the center of the loops that You had created on the hook.

7. From the second loop, create another one chain stitch to make a counter clock wise loop. This allows the hook to remain in the chain stitches. You may start again in creating the following rows, creating the same loops on the previous rows.

8. You may create a single crochet stitch in the first loop tightened going to the following loops of the previous rows. You must be exactly sure to create the hook on the last stitch to retain the stitches on their places.

In the final step, you may cut the surplus yarn on the skin. You must remember that at least 6 inches of the thread must be retained on the last chain stitch. This will allow you to slide the hook up to the upper part of the loops and bringing the thread into the last loops of the hook. You may find it hard at the beginning stage especially when working on more detailed crochet products. Basic steps above may help you get used with the techniques.


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