Are you a newbie when it comes to knitting and crocheting? If so, this post is for you. In this article, we will go through the basics of both knitting and crochet stitches.
Knitting and crochet stitches are two of the oldest forms of garment making. They have been used for thousands of years by many different cultures and countries.
The key with these crochet items is that they have to be worn regularly rather than made in a store. If you are looking for some simple but effective crochet tips for beginners, then this post is for you!
Without further ado, let’s start our tutorial on how to learn to knit in the simplest way possible.
What is a crocheting stitch?
A crochet stitch is a simple, repeating stitch that forms the basis of a variety of garments and crafts. A single crochet stitch is created by inserting the hook into the first stitch, then creating a loop at the front of the work.
The same goes for a double crochet stitch, which is created by inserting the hook into the second stitch, then creating a loop at the front of the work. You can create increases and decreases by making more or fewer stitches. This is what creates the stitches of different sizes, patterns, and textures that you see in crochet.
When it comes to knitting stitches, there are two main types: knit and purl. Each intermediate stitch is called a “coneset” and is created by interlocking two or more stitches. To make a single crochet stitch, you make a stitch in the first stitch on the left, then a stitch in the second stitch on the right, and then a stitch in the first stitch on the right.
How to make crochet stitches
To make a crochet stitch, add two stitches together and make a single crochet stitch in the resulting hole. If you want to increase the stitches in the round, simply make a few stitches on the front leg of the first stitch, then a few more on the back leg of the second, and then make a few stitches on the front leg of the third, and so on.
Similarly, if you want to decrease the stitches in the round, simply do some stitches on the back leg of the first stitch, then some more stitches on the front leg of the second, and then do some more stitches on the back leg of the third, and so on.
This is what forms the stitches of the crochet stitch. If you are interested in seeing what your stitches look like in practice, you can see an example of a single crochet and a double crochet in the next picture.
Once you get the hang of it, you can try doing a few more stitches. When you are ready to move on to easier crochet stitches for beginners, you can come back.
Knitting Tips for Beginners
If ever there was a time to pick up the basics of knitting, this is it. Knitting is a much older form of fabric making that you can still find many uses for today.
Always make a sample before you buy a piece of yarn or project. You can see how the yarn feels, how it looks in different colors, if it is stretchy enough, and how it feels when worn.
Always test your yarn before you use it in a project. When you are just starting out, you will want to test your yarn to measure. A good rule of thumb is to measure a single stitch with a stiff yarn and a light project, and double the stitch with a permeable yarn and a heavier project.
Always use a needle gauge when knitting. Needle gauges are a measurement of the needle diameter (measured from the tip of the needle to its base) used for a specific project.
Using a gauge will ensure that the yarn is able to handle the project correctly and give you an accurate measurement for your project. A needle gauge is important for certain types of projects, such as hats, gloves, bags, and more.
Always purchase yarn that is declared to be able to be used for knitting or crochet. Let’s learn to crochet together? I would like to point out that the image credits and content of the tutorial are intended for the official website of the tutorial.