Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Baby Crocheting – 5 Tips for Beginners

If you are interested in baby crocheting and want to create beautiful baby patterns, know that to acquire the necessary skills it requires a lot of patience and practice. I know this from experience. In the beginning I did not find it very pleasurable. But once you get the hang of it can be very satisfying.

To avoid some of the frustrations when you are beginning, let me share a few tips that will make it a little easier to start:

Holding the hook and the yarn
Try to hold the hook and the yarn so that it feels comfortable to you. It is important that you stay relaxed when you are crocheting. It should be a fun experience.

Small project
You do not learn to crochet in a day. Start with the basic stitches first until you are comfortable with the movements your hands make and then move on to another stitch.

In the beginning do not invest much money in fancy materials. A couple hooks and some inexpensive acrylic and wool yarns are perfect for practicing. If you come to the conclusion that crocheting is not your thing, you kept your expenses limited. Also pay attention to use a yarn which is extra soft, because the baby's skin is sensitive.

A beginner will use a tension that is too tight or too lose. The tension of your projects may not be the same from row to row. If you find yourself crocheting too tightly, choose a larger crochet hook.

Crocheting can be very challenging. It is not an easy craft. If you get to frustrated, put down your hook and continue later when you are relaxed. The more you practice, the better you will become.

By following these tips you can master the necessary skills faster an be successful in a shorter time.

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