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Crocheted fabric is begun by placing a slip-knot loop on the hook, pulling another loop through the first loop,
and repeating this process to create a chain of a suitable length.
The chain is either turned and worked in rows, or joined to the beginning of the row with a slip stitch and
worked in rounds.
Rounds can also be created by working many stitches into a single loop.
Stitches are made by pulling one or more loops through each loop of the chain.
At any one time at the end of a stitch, there is only one loop left on the hook.
Tunisian crochet, however, draws all of the loops for an entire row onto a long hook before
working them off one at a time.
Steel crochet hooks range from 3.5 to 0.4 millimeters in the size of the hook, or from 00 to 16 in American sizing.
These hooks are used for fine crochet work.
Aluminum or plastic crochet hooks are available from 2.5 to 19 millimeters in hook size,
or from B to S in American sizing.
There are also many artisan-made hooks, most of hand-turned wood, sometimes decorated with
semi-precious stones or beads.
Crochet hooks used for Tunisian crochet are elongated and have a stopper at the end of the handle,
while double-ended crochet hooks have a hook on both ends of the handle.
There is also a double hooked apparatus called a Cro-hook that has become popular.
How to crochet
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In Crochet stitches in symbols and illustrations,
crochet lessons 1
Crochet stitches in symbols and
illustrations, crochet lessons 2
you will find the most common crochet symbols. To print or save.
ach stitch in a charted crochet pattern is represented by
little back information about crochet.
In contrast to knitting, crochet (in French hook) is a method of working interlocking loops of thread into a
chain by means of a slender rod hooked at one end. The work is begun by crocheting a single chain of loops,
each new loop being formed by catching the yarn and drawing it through the previous loop.
The chain is made to the planned width of the finished piece, the yarn is turned at the end of the chain,
and a second chain is crocheted, each new stitch being looped through a stitch in the previous row.
Various stitches are possible, and a variety of textures and patterns can be created.
Descriptive stitch names are chain, single, double, treble, filet mesh, ribbed afghan, pineapple, popcorn, and slipper.
How to ; hairpin lace netzgabel
hairpin lace Stitch Diva
Hairpin lace or hairpin crochet is a textile-making technique using a crochet hook and a hairpin loom:
a small handheld loom with two parallel metal prongs joined by wooden end pieces (historically,
a metal U-shaped hairpin was used).
Yarn is wrapped around the prongs to form loop, and a strip of lace created by crocheting into the middle
of the loops. The strip can be made long or short by means of a disconnecting bottom bar to slip the loops
off one end as the strip is worked toward the top.
The resulting long strand can be crocheted together with other strands to create an airy and lightweight fabric.
Hairpin lace is a type of crocheted fabric formed by using a crochet hook and a hairpin, which consists of two
parallel metal rods held at the top and the bottom by removable bars. Historically, a metal U-shaped hairpin
was used, from which the name originates.
Hairpin lace is formed by wrapping yarn around the prongs of the hairpin to form loops, which are held together
by a row of crochet stitched worked in the center, called the spine. The resulting piece of lace can be worked to
any length desired by removing the bottom bar of the hairpin and slipping the loops off the end.
The strips produced by this process can be joined together to create an airy and lightweight fabric.
Learn to ; crochet stitches
Finishing crochet stitch
Finishing plays an important role in the crochet works final appearance.
Seams must be sewn with care, edges must be smoothed out or trimmed with nice edgings or cords,
and the crochet work should be blocked.
Most crochet work needs to be blocked, steamed, or otherwise smoothed out once the work is complete.
But it would be senseless to lose the structure in doing so. Therefore blocking must be done with extreme care.
Place the crochet work face down on an ironing board or other flat surface.
If it is to be of a particular size, if it has shrunk together, or if the edges are very uneven, block it out with pins.
Cover with a damp cloth (one that has not been starched) such as a tea towel.
Carefully guide a warm iron across the towel so that steam penetrates the crochet work.
Remove the iron and pressing cloth and pat the steam down into the crochet work with your hands.
Use only light pressure on the iron to prevent the structure from becoming flat and dull.
If the crochet work has areas of high relief, as in Irish crochet or a popcorn stitch pattern, it should be blocked
out right-side up, sprayed with water, and allowed to air dry.
If the yarn is not overly delicate, you may wet the crochet work first and then block it out.
After creating a chain,
use a slip stitch to join the two ends of the row
Border with single
How to ; crochet crab stitch
Is used as a decorative texture or edging. It consists of working single crochet stitches
in the ‘wrong’ direction (from left to right for right handed knitters).
Crab Stitch or Shrimp stitch (or Reversed Single Crochet)
How to ; crochet flowers
Learn to ; join flowers crochet joining flowers and squares
to crochet flowers tutorial and for tons of flower patterns go to
flower patterns page
Crochet flowers tutorial
How to join flowers
Joining crochet flowers
while you are crocheting
Vintage crochet patterns DMC
When crocheting flowers you have to crochet in rounds, not in spirals.
Ending the round is mostly done with a slipstitch,
beginning the next round and the next stitch is not so complicated as it look likes.
I have made the last stitch red.