Crochet, knitting and pretty much any needlework craft is and can be very therapeutic. It helps with being productive and can keep you busy when you're bored. That's why for ten years, at least, I have been crocheting. Most of the time, it's because I just want to make something. I know a lot of you out there are beginners, so I'll give you a few tips and tricks.
Now, I know some of you are eager to get your hands on some knitting needles, so let's do this. I'll also post up some easy patterns that even those who aren't familiar with crochet abbreviations can try.
So watch this space, if you want to try your hand at crochet or knitting.
Yarns, Needles and a Pattern
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Tr - Treble Crochet
A common stitch, but not as widely used as the Double Crochet or the Single Crochet. It's literally another loop bigger than the Double Crochet. So, instead of yarning over once, you yarn over twice, before bringing a loop through the stitch below, and you bring the yarn through three times.
If you're having difficulty remembering the row you're on, for your project, have a row counter. It'll save you the headache. If you don't have a row counter to work with, then keep a tracker in your journal or diary. That way you'll know how many rows you've made.
Tip Of The Month
Show Me How It's Done
Practice is the best way to learn how to crochet and knit, and most other crafts, for that matter, but there are times where theory and knowledge factor in too. So watch out for the articles that feature the how's, why's and some favourite patterns of mine.