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DIY tutorial: CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS via DaWanda.com

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DIY tutorial: CROCHET FOR BABIES & KIDS! via DaWanda.com

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Crocheting is Cool Again

Crocheting has always been a favourite with craft-enthusiasts, but recently the catwalks have been turned on to this delightful craft. High street designers have used crochet and knitting in their latest collections, and celebrities have embraced the current fashion. So the spotlight is on crochet, don't miss out, join the rest of the world and get crocheting now!  Take a look at our crocheting ideas...

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An Introduction to crochet

Crochet is kind of needlework that uses specialist crochet hooks and wool or twine to create sequences of stitches which can then be used to create all manner of things. These include knitwear, things for your home, and much more besides; the possibilities are endless. Crocheting is very simple once you know how, and if you want to start crocheting for fun, it couldn't be easier. These days you can eschew books and use great step by step tutorials, like the ones which you'll find on our DIY platform. You can use these to help you learn the basic steps and make your dream accessory like a beautiful scarf

Stitches

There are many different stitches used in crocheting and each produces a different look. Some notable stitches are the slip stitch, single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch. A great one to begin with is the chain stitch. This is the foundation for most crocheting patterns and is often the best way to begin a project. You'll need a crochet hook and thread to create a 'slipknot' - using your left hand, grasp the thread between your index finger and thumb and then insert your crochet hook and use to twist the thread and create a loose loop on the hook. You can then begin to form a foundation chain. For a chain stitch, start with a slipknot, use your hooks to pull your yarn or thread through the loop, rotating your hands and hooks as required, once you have created one chain stitch, repeat. Repeat this process until you have the number of chain stitches you need. You can use this in our online tutorials. Sometimes in crocheting, the chain stitch will be written as the abbreviation 'ch'. So for example if the pattern or tutorial says 'ch60' you know you need 60 chain stitches.

Essential supplies

To get started, you'll need thread or yarns, some hooks and a place to get settled. You can find all of these and items for other crafts on the DaWanda website. Take a look around for some inspiration, then off you go with your very own creations.