Monday, March 11, 2013

Basic Crochet Stitches-Part 1

 

The Crochet Stitches


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Once you've got the hang of one crochet stitch you'll find it easy to learn other crochet stitch.

Crochet is very simple and consist of just a few different types of stitches. Once you've got the hang of one stitch, you'll find it is really easy to pick up the others.

 

 

Starting The Work

Always remember we should start every crochet stitch with slip knot. Here's how you going to make a slip knot. 

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Picture 1
To make the first stitch, by forming the yarn end into a loop and hooking the ball end of the yarn through this loop (Picture 1)



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Picture 2

Gently pull on the free end of the yarn (not the end leading to the ball ) to tighten this first stitch around the body of the hook.  (Picture 2)

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Picture 3
You are now ready to make next lot of stitches. (Picture 3)

All the following stitches should be worked using the length of the yarn that leads to the ball, leaving the free (cut ) end of the yarn to be used to sew a seam later if required

 

Chain Stitch ( ch )

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Chain Stitch (ch)

A crochet chain Is often used as the base for all the following stitches but it can also used within a stitch pattern.
 
To make a chain stitch:
Take the yarn end that leads to the ball over the crochet hook wrapping it over, in front and under the hook. (Picture 4)

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Picture 4

Now draw this loop through the loop on the hook to make the chain stitch. (Picture 5)

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Picture 5
Continue this way until the required number of chain stitches have been completed.(Picture 6)


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Picture 6

 

Single Crochet ( sc )



This is possibly the most basic of crochet stitches.

To make a single crochet;
Insert the hook into the work, underneath a chain stitch on the previous row. (Picture 7)



Picture 7

Wrap the yarn over the hook in the same way as for a chain stitch. (Picture 8)
Picture 8

Draw this new loop through the work-you should now have 2 loops on the hook. (Picture 9)

Picture 9
Wrap the yarn over the hook  and pull through 2 loops to complete the stitch. (Picture 10)

Picture 10


I hope you practice this stitches. On my next post I will teach you how to make a Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Treble.

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