How to crochet?
Watch the video
In the wardrobe of every woman there are knitted things. But not everyone can do it herself. In this article we will talk about how to learn to knit and the better it is to do - by hooks or knitting needles. This is a pleasant hobby that will not only fun to spend time, but also to get interesting things in the end.
Needles or hooks
The choice of the method of knitting is individual. To compare, you have to learn how to knit and knit and crochet, and then decide what is more suitable or like. There are many difficulties in both ways, but the main thing is that the result will be different, because things look different. Hooks are more beautiful and sophisticated things, and spokes are more significant. But if you want to get a finished item quickly, then the needles will work. And if you like the process itself, which can also be combined with another, for example, with watching a movie or a program, then you should give preference to the hook. Although the combination is possible with knitting needles, too. Many choose the hook because of the compactness of the work and the minimum possible loss of the done, because A folded loop on the needles requires the dissolution of many rows, and with a hook this is impossible. So, let's stop on crocheting and see how to crochet something interesting and what is required for this.
Learning to Crochet
To begin with, your desire andsimple instructions. Just as when learning to read, first learn the letters, and here we must remember the notation from which the scheme for knitting is composed. These are points, sticks, crosses in different variations. To be afraid, that it will not be possible to remember all, it is not necessary, since. at the beginning of each book or magazine on knitting there is always a list of notations to help which you can resort to. If reading the icons is not easy to comprehend, then you can find the video how to crochet, and starting with the basics. In any case, you must have patience to learn the basic movements and techniques. After a couple of days of training, you can start knitting simple things, for example, napkins.
Selecting a hook
After there is a definite solution thatcrochet, you need to choose the right tool. Of course, you need other items: scissors, a centimeter, pins, needles, but the choice of hook is most important.
The size of the hook is indicated by the number starting from No. 1and higher. As a rule, the number coincides with the thickness: No. 1 = 1 mm, No. 2 = 2 mm. etc. The length varies, from 125 mm to 450 mm. As a result, the hook must match the threads, or rather, be twice as thick as them. Usually, the instructions to the knitting pattern detail what is required, what sizes and how much. So you will only have to pick everything right. It is important that the hook is not too blunt and not too sharp, then knitting will be comfortable and will not cause any inconvenience.
Determined that you can tie a crochet,proceed to the selection of threads. Their thickness will determine what the thing will look like. If you select a thin thread and a thin hook, you will get a delicate edging. If thick - knitting will come out large and dense. If you take a thin thread and a thick hook, the result is a thing of loose structure with large holes. If on the contrary - the knitted fabric will be dense and rough.
Unlike knitting with needles, the hook tolerates a thread of any thickness - from the thinnest to the very thick, it is important to choose the correct hook. And more - the thread will be required more than knitting with knitting needles.
Knitting patterns and techniques
When teaching crocheting, it is important not onlycorrectly choose the hook and thread, but we must correctly calculate the number of loops when typing, when closing the neck and armhole of the product, and, of course, we must be able to read the pattern of knitting. All this is needed to nicely tie the crochet exactly what is required.
Crocheting patterns consist of notationall kinds of loops and crosses. The sample is based on the description of the rapport, i.e. a certain number of pattern loops, the repetition of which will ensure the performance of the whole pattern. The basic is the air loop, the combinations of it and will constitute the whole circuit. And these are such as:
- Column, half-column, column with crochet, two crochet, etc.
- A chain of air loops
Knitting techniques can be used to distinguish a circular andflat. With circular knitting work is directed to one side and goes around in a circle, which results in a seamless cloth. Flat knitting involves both directions, back and forth. But if you want, so that the ranks do not differ from each other, you can tear off the thread and knit again only in one direction.
Tempted in crochet crochet can afforddifferent techniques, for example, Tunisian knitting (with the help of a long hook) or Irish lace (the binding of all the elements separately and then joining them together with a special grid).
You can also read our articles: "How to tie a cap with a crochet?" And "How to tie a mat with a crochet?".