Crochet is awesome, well I think so anyway. I taught myself as I’ve mentioned before through YouTube and perseverance. It takes time to get it to look right, but once it clicks and you get the tension and the stitches the crochet world is your oyster.
I’ve been helping some ladies to learn patterns and to crochet from knowing nothing and I think I’ve stumbled onto t what the hardest part of learning is.
*Pause for effect.*
Holding the yarn and your work in the proper hand in a comfortable way.
There are a lot of different techniques for holding your yarn, which helps get the correct tension in your work. When you start out crocheting this will be the oddest thing you have to do. I use an odd method as I have numb fingers so wrapping to yarn around them doesn’t work for me, I have to hold the working yarn in the palm of my hand and have it slip over my index finger. I hold my work with my thumb and middle finger. It might sound like I’m running the yarn loose, but I keep a pretty good tension with this method.
Are there any tips or techniques you’ve used to hold your working yarn? I’d love to hear how you hold it.
You’re all awesome.