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Terms That Will Come in Handy When Learning to Crochet

Learning to crochet can be a relaxing pastime to enjoy in your luxurious PepperTree apartment home. It’s also practical, because you can create pieces that you, your friends, or family members can actually use such as blankets, hats, and scarves. Before learning to crochet, however, there are some key terms to know that will help you to understand the directions for creating the pieces you want to make.

  • Chain stitch – The first stitch typically learned in crocheting. It starts by tying the yarn in a slipknot, then inserting the crochet hook through the knot. Rotate the hook a quarter turn clockwise, then pick up the yarn with the hook. Pull the yarn through the slip knot, and you’ve created a chain stitch.

  • Blanket stitch – The basic crocheting stitch used for blankets or afghans. It is a combination of one single crochet and two double crochet stitches

  • Chain color change – The process of changing yarn colors in the middle of crocheting an item by knotting the colors together, then hiding the knot in a chain stitch

  • Fasten off – The technique that finishes your crocheted item. The yarn is cut with about a six inch tail, pulled through the final loop, and tied into a knot so that the piece will not unravel.

These terms can get you started on learning to crochet in your PepperTree apartment by The Villages, FL.

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