How to… Hold your Crochet Hook

There are two basic ways to hold a crochet hook: 1- THE UNDERHAND PENCIL GRIP: Hold your hook with your thumb and index finger, and let the handle of the hook rest on top of your hand.     2- THE OVERHAND KNIFE GRIP: Hold your hook with your thumb and middle finger, place your hand…

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Types of Crochet Hooks

Crochet hooks are made from different materials such as aluminium, plastic and bamboo. Aluminium hooks are smooth, strong and long-lasting, but they can feel cold and inflexible in your hands. Plastic hooks are smooth and inexpensive, but they make squeaky noise when you are crocheting with acrylic yarn and also bend or break relatively easily.…

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Parts of a Crochet Hook

A crochet hook may seem like a very basic tool, but crochet hooks actually have five distinct parts with a specific function: 1- The TIP gets inserted into the stitches. A pointed tip can get into tight stitches more easily. 2- The THROAT catches the yarn. 3- The WORKING AREA holds your working loops and determinates your stitch size. The hook size you need…

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Basic tools and materials for making amigurumis

These are the basic tools and materials you need to start making amigurumis: 1-YARN: There are many kind of yarns too choose from wool to cotton and acrylic, and no one is best for making amigurumis, the choice is yours. About the thickness of yarn I always recommend worsted weight yarn. It is thick enough…

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