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Starting to Crochet

Holding the hook and yarn
Everyone has their own personal way of holding the hook and controlling the yarn in crochet. Right handers hold the hook in their right hand, usually as though it were a pencil, (Fig.79), or in a firmer overhand grip (Fig.80). The left hand holds the work and at the same time controls the yarn supply. The left hand middle finger is used to manipulate the yarn, while the index finger holds onto the work (Fig.81). To maintain the slight tension in the yarn necessary for easy, even working, it can help to arrange the yarn around the fingers of the left hand as shown in Fig 82.

Left handers Prop the book up next to a mirror, so you can see the illustrations in ‘mirror image’, while still being able to read the text from the original page.

Fig 79 How to Crochet
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Fig 80 How to Crochet
Fig 81 Learning How to Crochet
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