Crochet is an excellent hobby because it is fun and productive! Crochet is a great way to relax, or to keep your hands busy while watching television or chatting with friends. And when you're done, you'll have a beautiful result to show! This article will explain how to flip in crochet when you reach the end of a row.
Part 1 of 2: Creating a Line
Step 1. Make a slip knot
For the very first stitch, you'll need to make a knot with your finger.
- Place the thread on your left index finger.
- Holding the end of the thread, wrap the thread around your finger - down then up - making sure it goes past the top of the thread.
- When you're done, the starting yarn will be on the right side, and the end of the yarn will be on the left side.
- The end of the starting thread and the end that is tied to the thread spool are both pulled down.
- Pull a little bit of the "starting thread" that is on the right side.
- Cross the strand over the “end of the thread” strand, so that they switch positions.
- Pull the bobbin "end of thread" now on the right side, as you release your index finger from the knot.
- Pull to tighten the knot.
Step 2. Insert the hook into the loop
Make sure the loop matches the size of the hook. When the hook has been inserted, pull the two ends of the thread to tighten the slip knot according to the circumference of the hook used.
Step 3. Hold the thread and hook properly
When crocheting, you will always work from right to left, so you will be holding the yarn in your left hand and the hook in your right. Make sure you're working with the thread tied to the skein, not the end of the thread.
- The Hakpen has a flattened section where you can place the thumb and forefinger of your right hand.
- Grip the bottom of the hook comfortably with your other finger, away from the head of the hook.
- Place the thread across the fingers of your left hand.
- Lift your index finger and wrap the string around your little finger and ring finger. You will use your raised index finger and pinch between your little and ring fingers to get the required yarn density.
- Grasp the bottom of the loop using your thumb and middle finger.
Step 4. Make a stitch
There are many different types of stitches and patterns, but this article will cover the simplest of all: single crochet, abbreviated as sc.
- Make sure the thread wrapped around your index finger is behind the hook.
- Move the hook head toward the bottom and back of the thread.
- From that position, hook the yarn to the hook by moving the head of the hook to the top of the yarn and pulling it back forward.
- Pull the thread through the loop that your thumb and middle finger are holding.
Step 5. Repeat
Make a row of chain stitch (chains, abbreviated ch) by repeating this step until you reach the end of the row.
- Follow the directions on the pattern you are using.
- If you don't follow a pattern, make sure you keep a count of how many chain stitches you make each row, so that the end result has an even edge.
Part 2 of 2: Flipping at the End of a Line
Step 1. Make the initial chain stitch for turning
The chain stitch is a regular chain stitch added to make it easier for you to move to the next row. You will make chain stitches that vary in length, depending on the type of pattern you are using.
- Single crochet (sc): one ch
- Half double crochet (hdc): two ch
- Double crochet (dc): three ch
- Triple crochet (tr): four ch
Step 2. Turn your knitting over
At this point, your hook should be on the far left side of your knitting. You just need to turn your knitting so that the hook that was on the left becomes on the right of your knitting.
Step 3. Find the first stitch of the previous row
Pay attention to the base of the reverse chain stitch you made. The hole right next to it is where you insert the pen to start the next line.
Step 4. Continue crocheting according to your pattern
Work the next row on whatever type of stitch you used. When you have reached the end of the line, repeat these steps.