Introduction: How to Crochet
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So, watch the video below to learn how to crochet, and if you still want more, be sure to read on.
Step 1: Gathering Your Yarn
1. Make sure you have an adequate amount of yarn. We got our yarn by pulling apart an old afghan that we found at the dump. Now, grab your needle and you're ready to start crocheting.
Step 2: The Basic Chain Stitch
2. First, take the string in one hand, cross it over your index finger, pull the tail end of you string through your loop. This is called a slip knot because if you pull it, it comes right out. Take your crocheting needle, slip it through the slip knot and pull tight. You've just made your first loop.
Step 3: The Chain Stitch
3. Then grab a hold of your knot, loop once over the needle and pull that loop through the slip knot. That's your first stitch. Repeat five more times until you end up with six stitches total. This is your basic chain stitch.
Step 4: Connecting the Ends of the Chain
4. Next, you're going to use a slip stich to connect the ends of your chain together to form a ring.
Step 5: Doubing the Size
5. Now you need to increase it to double the size, so you'll need to do two single stitches in each stitch. Repeat the single crochet in the same stitch. Do this in each stitch around the circle until you have 12 stitches.
Step 6: The Petals
6. The next step is to start making the petals. You'll need to do a single crochet in the next stitch. This will help hold down your petals. Now, you'll be doing a four crochet stitch. So, do the four stitch crochet four times in the same stitch. You've just created your first petal.
Step 7: Giving the Petal Definition
7. Then do a single crochet stitch in the next stitch to give the petal definition.
Step 8: More Petals
8. Repeat the four crochet stitch in the next stitch which will complete your second petal. Do this 3 more times until you have 5 total petals.
Step 9: You're Done!
9. When you've finished the last petal, do a single crochet in the next stitch and pull the yarn all the way through the loops. Congratulations! You've just crocheted a flower!