Hi my name is Donna from the naztazia.
com My good friends at allfreecrochet.
com have asked me to do atutorial video on the basics of crochet.
This video is designed for the absolutebeginner but can be used by other crocheters to review basic techniques.
This video is video number one of atwo-part series.
The first thing to do is visit yourlocal craft store to purchase yarn and a crochet hook.
The best yarn to get whenyou're first starting out is a 100-percent acrylic yarn in worstedweight in preferably not too dark but not too bright of a color.
i highly recommend when you are firststarting to use aluminum crochet hook in size H (5mm).
The stitches and techniques usedin this video will help you create this basic dishcloth.
Place the crochet hookin your right hand even if you happen to be left-handed.
Next, place your thumb and index finger on the flattened part of the crochethook.
Wrap your remaining fingers around the lower half of the crochet hook.
Next we have to create the first loop inthe yarn.
Wrap the yarn around your left index finger in a clockwise manner.
Whenyou get to the top insert that yarn underneath the existingyarn already on your finger.
Grab the yarn and pull it through toform a loop.
Now we need to insert the crochet hookinto the loop.
Take the yarn end to pull on it and gently tighten the loop aroundthe hook.
Holding the yarn gently in your left hand, raise your index finger tosupport the yarn.
Put your thumb and middle finger near the bottom of thefirst loop to support it.
The chain usually starts off everycrochet pattern.
Move your crochet hook under then overthe yarn – catch it on the hook and pull it through.
Continue this under and overand pull it through for a total of twenty-one chains.
In crochet it iscritical that you keep count of the number of chains and later stitches.
After you have finished your 21 chains we're going to begin the single crochet.
The single crochet is the basic stitch of crochet.
For this first row we'regoing to skip that first chain.
Insert your crochet hook in the middle of thenext chain.
Do your under, then over – which will nowbe called a “yarn over.
” Pull that yarn through to form a loop.
You now have two loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through both loops on the crochet hook.
Move on to the next chainand do the exact same thing.
Yarn over and pull through.
Yarn over and pull through.
You will crochet a total of twentysingle crochets – that first chain doesn't count towards the number of stitches.
Once you've completed your first row weneed to add another row.
The first thing we're going to do is chain one.
Then weturn our work.
We skip that first chain and do a singlecrochet in the next stitch.
For this second row as well as allremaining rows we're going to insert our crochet hookunderneath the two loops.
Insert your crochet hook under bothloops and complete your single crochet.
Continue doing this until there are atotal of twenty single crochets on this row.
Then for the remaining rows do thesame – chain one, turn your work, and complete your 20 single crochets.
Pleaserealize when you are first starting out to crochet your work might end uplooking something like this.
That's okay – crochet is an art that doestake practice.
If you should make a mistake, take your crochet hook out – then slowlypull out the loops.
Once you have removed the loops, insertyour crochet hook back into the main loop and begin crocheting again.
After you have completed 20 singlecrochets across, and a total of twenty rows upward, it is time to finish off your work.
Cutyour yarn a few inches from your crochet hook.
Yarn over and pull through thattail.
Now get a darning needle or a yarnneedle, thread it with the tail, and weave in the ends.
After you are finished weaving in theends.
now carefully trim the remaining yarn.
I hope this video has helped you andplease visit allfreecrochet.
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