A common question when someone is starting in the crochet world is: where do I insert my crochet hook? And the usual answer is through both loops, BUT when you learn more, you notice that you can do it in just one of them.
Counting stitches could seem like a less important ability but, in reality, is essential for any crocheter. You need to know how to count stitches to be able to follow patterns. I know you are probably thinking, do I really have to count? Yes, and like a beginner is better if you do it after finishing every row or round.
Continuing with the series Crochet for Beginners now is time for the second part, how to make your slip knot. This step is very important because almost every crochet project (with some exceptions like amigurumis) begins with this technique.
Welcome to my new Crochet for Beginners Series! I decided to create this collection of crochet basics because I know at the beginning of every new hobby, craft, or activity, it can be a little overwhelming, and sometimes even getting started is hard so, I want to do it the easiest way possible for you.
When you make any crochet project, like a round coaster, a granny square or anything, usually you close it up with a slip stitch at the end. That's ok to finish in that way, but you can see the end because there is an obvious unevenness in that place. So, here is the technique that you can use to prevent this from happening: the invisible join. Is a very simple trick but it'll be a big difference because it'll give a very professional finish to your crochet projects.