Monthly Archives: July 2014

Beginner’s Basic Crochet Stitches – Tr and dtr

Basic Crochet Stitches

Treble/Triple(tr) crochet and Double Treble(dtr)

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Here we are going  learn how to crochet  a treble stitch and the double treble stitch.

How to hook a Treble Crochet:

1. Chain  the number of stitches that you wish to hook plus 4 more chain stitches.  Yarn over 2 times.

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2. Push  the hook in to the 5th chain from the hook.

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3.  You now have 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over. Pull the  yarn through 2 loops.  you have 3 loops left.

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4. Yarn over. Pull the yarn through  the next 2 loops and you have 2 loops left on the hook. Yarn over.  Pull the yarn through the 2 loops and then you have just one loop left.

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5.  Your treble stitch is done.

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Here is the video tutorial for the treble/ triple crochet stitch

How to Hook a Double Treble Crochet

1.  Basic Knot. Chain in the req number of stitches plus 5. Yarn over 3 times.

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2.  Push the hook into the 6th chain from the hook. Yarn over.

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3. Pull the yarn through the chain and you have 5 loops on the hooks.

4. Yarn over again and pull through  2 loops leaving 4 loops on the hook.

5. Yarn Over.

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6. Yarn Over. Pull through 2 loops. Leaving 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over.  Pull through  2 loops leaving just 2 loops on the hook.

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7.  Yarn Over. Pull the yarn through the last two loops.

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8.  And You have your double treble all done!!!

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How to crochet in a double Treble Stitch – Video Turorial:

The difference between the Treble stitch and the Double Treble Stitch.

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Basic Crochet Lessons- 2 – sc,hdc,dc

Basic Crochet Lessons – 2

Single Crochet(sc); Half Double Crochet(hdc); Double Crochet(dc)

In my last post,  we did the first three stitches that is the Basic Knot, Chain and slip stitch.

Here is the link to our first lesson,

https://crochetnmore.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/beginners-guide-to-basic-knot-ch-and-ss-1/

So now we move on to the next three stitches…..Single Crochet(sc); Half Double Crochet(hdc); Double Crochet(dc)

How to make a Single Crochet(sc):

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1. Hook a string of chain stitches. This is your foundation row. It is on this you will crochet ur single crochet stitches(sc).

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2. Push the hook into the second chain from the hook.  You now have 2 loops on the hook

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3. Yarn Over(yo)

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4. Pull the yarn through both the loops…to get just one loop on the hook.

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How to make a single crochet video tutorial

 Voila…Single Crochet(sc)

And to practice your single crochet, check out this link…..patterns using sc.

http://crochet.about.com/od/freecrochetpatterns/tp/single-crochet-patterns.htm

How to Make a Half Double Crochet(hdc):

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1. Make a string of chain stitches as you did for the sc.

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2.Yarn Over(yo)

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3. Push the hook into the 3rd chain from hook.

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4.Yarn Over(yo)

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5. Pull the Yarn through all the 3 loops.

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6. There you have it half double crochet.

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Patterns using Half Double Crochet…..

A Wash Cloth

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L30182.html?noImages=

A Draw String Bag

http://www.moms-crochet.com/crochet-purse.html

A Beanie

http://www.oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/02/free-half-double-crochet-beanie-hat.html?utm_source=Last+Week+at+Oombawka+Design&utm_campaign=bd2fa30481-Newsletter8_4_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65193f3862-bd2fa30481-84074413

How to Make Double Crochet(dc):

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1. Make a string of chain stitches to form a foundation row. Yarn Over(yo).

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2. Now you have 2 loops on the hook. Push the hook into the 4th chain from hook.Now you have 3 loops on the hook. 

Yarn Over(yo)

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5. Pull the yarn through 2 loops….Again….now you  have 2 loops on the hook.

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6. Yarn Over(yo)

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7. Pull the yarn through both the loops and u r now left with just one loop on the hook.

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Abracadabra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your Double Crochet is all done.

Practice Patterns for Double Crochet

A Scarf

Dish Cloth

http://bubblegirlknitandcrochet.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/dishcloth-pattern/

Beanie

http://www.oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/04/simple-double-crochet-hat.html

There we are….three more stitches done. Hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I did….See all of you when I come back with the 3rd schedule of the series Basic Crochet Lessons.

Let Peace and Love Prevail….but that does’t mean you have to roll over and let others trample all over you….;-))

Beginner’s Guide To Basic Knot, ch and ss – 1

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CROCHET BASICS – 1

Basic Knot; Chain(ch);slip stitch(ss)

Crochet is not difficult…in fact it is one of the most easiest of crafts to learn and one of the most comforting. A great stress buster and unlike many other crafts doesn’t need much equipment….one hook and a ball of yarn ….and  you are all set to go!

Crochet is very flexible and forgiving in that, one or 2 stitches missed or added doesn’t really matter in most patterns. You can do crochet almost anywhere and should you make a mistake it isn’t difficult to rip it off and start all over again…..

Crochet stitches aren’t complicated….once you learn the basic chain and double crochet ….you just build on that… Here we will, be learning the eight basic stitches on which most of crochet is based on.

We will be learning the,

1. The Basic Knot

2. The Chain Stitch – ch(Abbreviation)

3.Slip Stitch – ss((Abbreviation)

4.Single Crochet – sc(Abbreviation)

5. Half double Crochet – hdc(Abbreviation)

6. Double Crochet – dc(Abbreviation)

7.Treble Crochet  or Triple Crochet – tr(Abbreviation)

8. Double Treble –  dtr(Abbreviation)

Crochet Symbols and Abbreviations :

Each stitch with the exception of the basic knot is represented by a symbol. You should know these symbols and abbreviations by heart since these are your building tools in reading crochet patterns.

 

 

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How to hold a crochet hook while crocheting:

Hold your Crochet hook between ur fore finger, middle finger and thumb gripping the hook at it’s flattest surface. Do not hold the hook too tight or too loose….just firm enough for it to work for you. The main thing is to be relaxed.

 

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How to hold the yarn while crocheting:

There are many ways to hold yarn while crocheting. This is the way I hold yarn while making the basic knot and it works for me.

Google as many ways as you can find and choose the way you think works for you. Hold the open end of your palm in front of you facing you.   Place the tail end of the yarn over the palm and wrap that end over ur fore finger.

 

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Then bring the tail end of the yarn over the other three fingers and grip the tail end between your ring finger, little finger and thumb. Hold it firmly….not too tight or too loose. This is where you get the yarn tension right.

What is Yarn Tension?

Yarn tension is how tight or how loose you crochet and it differs from person to person. It is better to hold your yarn just right so that all your stitches are even. Don’t worry if you can’t do it right the first few times…this comes with practice. Stick to it and you will master it soon enough.

Don’t compare your pace with anybody else’s. Each person is different and mastering a crochet stitch fast or slow doesn’t make or break you…You are, and will always be that special edition that God created with love.

 

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1. Basic knot: The basic knot is the first knot you make to build that foundation chain. It is easy to do…..but needs a bit of practice. Push your hook under the yarn which is held between your fore finger and your middle finger.

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Lift the hook up so that it brings the yarn over(yo) it up as well. Yarn over is an important tern used in crochet. It amply means to wrap the yarn over the hook. And the abbreviation used is (yo).

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Now twist the hook around along with the yarn to 360 degree circle so that a loop is formed.

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Then yarn over and hook in the yarn through the loop .

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A knot is formed at the base of the loop. You can increase or decrease the size of the loop by pulling the main end of the yarn. . .

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There you are ….the Basic Knot.

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How to make a Chain Stitch:

Chain stitch forms the foundation to most crochet projects.  Again hold your yarn taut….but not too tight or loose. Push the hook under the yarn ..Yarn over. Hook the yarn.

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Pull the yarn with the hook thru the basic knot….

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And your first chain is formed.

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Push, yarn over, Pull thru the previous chain…..

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A string of chains…… .

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How to make a Slip Stitch(ss) :

Slip Stitches are used to join pieces of crochet together, to end a project, to make the rim of a bag, basket etc, to shape a neckline, arm hole, or any thing really. It is a very versatile tool to have in your crochet kitty.

Slip Stitch is done by increasing the loops on your hook by two and then pulling the yarn through both the loops thus decreasing loop on the hook back to one.

Leaving one loop on the hook, push the hook into the first chain of the foundation chain

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yarn over

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Pull the yarn through both the loops ….now you have just one loop on the hook

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That’s it slip stitch…..and you now have a crochet ring.

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This is a video tutorial that I made…it’s a very rough version…cos it’s the first time I have done anything like this….I need to edit this….but  have yet to learn that….I will be doing so once I climb that mountain.

This can also be used as a base to make a crochet  circle. That’s your 3 stitches for now….Practice these well…until you get a string of even chains.

My next post will be on 3 other stitches…..Single Crochet, Half double crochet and Double Crochet .

Adios…Amigos….:-D!!! For now….

Know Your Wool-Yarn/Hook

YARN GYAN – Wool 

Last time I made that post on cotton Yarn/thread…..Among the many comments that I got, there were a few queries on the title of that post   –  ‘Yarn Gyan’.

My readers, tell me …we know what yarn is ….but what is Gyan?   Gyan, means knowledge, know how, etc……..:-D!!!

Wool is one of the most commonly used materials to crochet…..considering that this art form emerged from the west..France to be precise….that comes as no surprise.  In the West, they have made an art form of producing wool yarn in zillions of avatars…that wading through them is, though a delicious and delightful proposition….. also very confusing to most crocheters.

Yarn here comes in a multitude of hues, shades, colours, thickness and texture. I will broadly classify here what  I know of  wool as yarn….for Beginners. Once you master these very basic facts….You need to take that journey of discovery alone….because believe me, when I tell you that ….experimenting, with different fibres and hooks may not add pretty projects to your crochet resume in the speed that you wish…cos you will make time consuming mistakes…but the experience you gain is tremendous.

WOOL:

What is Yarn Weight?

Yarn Weight refers to the thickness of yarn used by Crocheters, Knitters, Weavers and other fibre artists.

Broadly wool yarn can be divided into 6 categories.

1. Super Fine:

This is also known as fingering yarn. It is a very light weight yarn.eg: Merino wool.

The UK/ Australia follow a  system…..where yarn is differentiated by ply.

It is represented by the emblem below, by the Craft Yarn Council of America in the USA.

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So if, super fine is 1 in the USA….it is known as 3ply/4 ply in the UK/Australia

Recommended Hook Sizes:

Size will be B1 to E4( USA) or 2.25mm – 3.5mm(Metric)

Gauge for a 4″x4″ swatch will be between 21 stitches to 32 stitches across.

Super Fine Yarn
Super Fine Yarn

Used:

Crochet/ knit  socks, baby wear and other lacey items.

2. Fine or Sport yarn:

This is fine sport weight yarn.

Known as 5ply in UK/AUS

In the USA…it is represented by the emblem below…and is seen on the yarn label.

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Recommended Hook Sizes:  Metric 3.5mm – 4.5mm USA Hook Size E4 – E7

Gauge:  For a 4″x 4″ swatch, it would work up between 16 – 20 stitches across

 

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Used:

it is great to hook  lacey shawls, wraps accessories, baby items.

3.  Double Knitting(DK)

Also known as Light worsted Yarn. This is baby/ light weight Yarn for garments. In the UK/AUS it is called Double Knit Yarn/ 8ply.

This is a yarn that works well for all categories of crocheters. It is specially good for beginners. It is one of the most popular category of yarn used in the USA.

In the USA…it is represented by the emblem below…and is seen on the yarn label. Unknown-7

Recommended Hook Size:

Metric 4.5mm – 45.5mm

USA E7 – 19

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Gauge: For a 4″x 4″ swatch, it would work up between12- 17 stitches across

Used: 

For Hats, Fingerless gloves, sweaters, heavier baby Blankets

4. Worsted:

Called medium Worsted/ Afghan/ Aran yarn. This is the most popular od knitting and crocheting yarn in the USA.

In the UK/AUS this is the equivalent of 10ply or Aran weight

In the USA…it is represented by the emblem below…and is seen on the yarn label.

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Recommended Hook Sizes: Metric 5.5mm – 6.5mm USA 19 – Size K or 10 and a half

Gauge: For a 4″x 4″ swatch, it would work up between 11 to 14 stitches across

Used: Blankets, Slippers, Adult Garments, Throws, Afghans etc.

5.Bulky : Also Called Chunky/ Rug yarn. It is heavier than Medium Worsted but works up much quicker.

Bulky Weight Yarn in the UK/AUS…13 ply In the USA……it is represented by the symbol below:

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Recommended Hook Sizes:

Metric 6.5mm to 9mm

USA 10 and a half (K) to M

In the USA…it is represented by the emblem below…and is seen on the yarn label.

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Gauge: For a 4″x 4″ swatch, it would work up between 8 – 11 stitches across Used: Used to hook unique hats, scarves and is good to decorate as well.

6. Super Bulky Weight Yarn:

A very Heavy Yarn, about twice as thick as worsted weight.

UK/USA equivalent to 14 ply.

In the USA…it is represented by the emblem below…and is seen on the yarn label.

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What is the difference between Worsted and Medium Yarn?

It is one and the same. Both are 10ply. Just called by different names.

What is the difference between Worsted and DK yarn?

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Worsted is 10 ply and Soft wool or double knitting yarn is 8 ply, thinner and softer. 8 ply is most commonly used in Europe and Australia.

What is the difference between Worsted and  Bulky?

Worsted Wool is  thinner than Bulky ….which is thick.

What is gauge?

Gauge is determined by yarn thickness. When you hook up a swatch the number of stitches in say a 4’x4″ swatch is the gauge of that yarn.

How does one read yarn labels?

Info on a yarn Label
Info on a yarn Label

Tabled Chart from the Craft Council of America showing the yarn weight and hook size to be used for each yarn

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What are the factors that affect ur project?

1. Yarn Type

2. Hook Size

3. Individual Tension( How tight or how loose you crochet)

What is Ply?

What is Ply? Ply simply means that when the yarn is spun it is spun by twisting 2/3/4/6/ 8/ etc strands of thread together…….For e.g.: if the yarn has two strands of thread spun in …it is called 2 ply. If it has 6 p strands spun it to make it ..it is called 6 ply. A common mistake to make is to assume that since , 6ply has 6 strands it will be thicker than say a 2ply. this is true only if the individual strand in the said 6 ply and 2 ply is the same. If the individual strand in the 6 ply is very fine then naturally the 6 ply will be thinner than a 2 ply that has much thicker strands spun in.

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So that’s it…………. a basic gyan on Wool. I hope this has been helpful. Most of this information is from different blogs on the internet. The Craft Yarn Council, USA; Blogger Sara Duggan from the blog Crochet & Me…and many other sources. A Big Thank You to Each and Every One of You…….

Namaste……..and May this day be full of love and contentment for you…..

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How to crochet a cushion/pillow cover

 CROCHET CUSHION COVERS

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Catherine Wheel (Variation)Cushion cover

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Yarn Used

Soft Feather #5 Pearl

Hook size 1.25mm

A closer view of this stitch…..one of my favourites.

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This isn’t my pattern, I got it from the net a long time ago and downloaded it….now I can’t remember where I got it form….which is such a pity…I would have loved to give credit to the creator.

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Corner  to Corner Stitch (C2C) or Diagonal Stitich Cushion Cover:

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Yarn Used :

Soft Feather #5 Pearl

Hook size 1.25mm

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How to hook a C2C project

Do check out the Crochet Crowd’s Tutorial…Mickey as usual makes it look so easy…;-))

Granny Square Cushion Cover

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Yarn Used 

Soft Feather’s Nature…cotton yarn

Hook Size 3.00mm

Here is another pattern that  I worked on ..I made a couple of gsqs in May and then left it to  hibernate for a while…..by the time I got back to it….my laptop died on me…and as this was a bookmarked pattern …I lost all that information.

Which is upsetting becos I really liked the designer who did this…I do remember though that she made this and used up all her scrap yarn. If any of you have this link pls share it with me……..I would like to share the link to her site here.

Since I cannot give you the link to the pattern I am not posting any ‘how to’ pics here……though I have them….just, doesn’t seem fair….

YOU CAN JOIN THEN USING THE WHIP STITICH
YOU CAN JOIN THEM USING THE WHIP STITCH

 

All the sqs need to be joined
All the sqs need to be joined

I finally joined all the sqs with single crochet(sc) stitches…..on the front cos I liked the look better each of the coloured motif looked better in a ‘pen’ of it’s own…:-))

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How to fix a fabric back to a crochet front cushion cover

I learnt to make a fabric cushion cover using this tutorial …..and i found it simple and well explained…….

In these tutorials, she shows you how to make a completely fabric cushion. I substituted the front portion of the fabric meant for the cushion, with one done in crochet and  the back portion in 2 pieces as mentioned in the tutorial.

Tacked the 3 pieces together and machine stitched them.

Be careful Not to pull the crochet piece tight while sewing cos it will stretch beyond the fabric….happened to me….and I had to redo it…:-P

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Well…hope you found this helpful……as I have mentioned before….I am learning to sew….I have all these grand ideas in my head….but when I put it to practice…..I find that my sewing doesn’t really bear close scrutiny…..but I aim to get there…Definitely…:-))!!!

Take Care….And Loads of Love!!!!

 

Know your Cotton Yarn/Thread/Hook

YARN GYAN- COTTON

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What is, an experienced Crocheter’s idea of Paradiso, could be a beginner’s nightmare….What yarn to use with which hook for a particular pattern????

Here I will try to introduce you to the basic varieties of yarn….As you already know or will discover , the available selection of yarn all over the world is too numerous and almost impossible to collate and present in one blog post. This is but a modest attempt on my part to make yarn selection easier for beginners to crochet.

Apart from natural fabrics like Cotton, Wool, Silk, commercial yarn can come in Polyster, Acrylic, Nylon, Viscos….and a mixture of natural and artificial yarns. However….crochet is such a flexible art form that you can crochet with  almost anything.

I have used Coir, Jute, Hemp and seen work done with plarn(ripping plastic bags into long strips, rolled into balls ), old bedsheets, T-shirts, dupattas, old sarees, skirts etc( that are also cut into strips and crocheted into mats, bags, etc). Recycling at it’s best.

Twine,cord, wash line cords, nylon ropes, any of these can be hooked into very useful and strong baskets, bags, pot holders.  Flexible metal wires….be it aluminium, copper, silver or gold………(used in making jewellery) make beautiful crocheted jewellery and table accessories.

So basically you can crochet with anything …Well Almost….:-))

This post is about mainly on Cotton yarn……but I have added a few pics of other crochet able materials.

COTTON

Cotton is one of the best of natural yarns that can used in tropical climates. Good quality cotton yarn is easy to maintain, wash and comfortable to use. In India…..we usually get Laura cotton, Anchor, Red rose ….and assorted other yarns.  Outside India…DMC has a lovely and large collection of cotton yarn.  So has the Korean yarn Soft Feather. Since I don’t know much about the cotton yarn available to the European and American Markets….I will leave my discussion to yarn that I have used.

 

Laura Cottton Hook 3.00mm , 3.5mm, 4.00mm
Laura Cottton
Hook 3.00mm , 3.5mm, 4.00mm
Bamboo...50% cotton and 50% viscose  Hook 3.00mm, 3.5mm, 4.00mm
Bamboo…50% cotton and 50% viscose
Hook 3.00mm, 3.5mm, 4.00mm
Bali Cotton Yarn Hook 3.00, 3.5mm, 4.00mm
Bali Cotton Yarn
Hook 3.00, 3.5mm, 4.00mm

What is the difference between yarn and thread?

Yarn usually comes in ply, and is usually thicker than thread…but there  is yarn esp in wool …..Nako Kristal being a good example…..that is almost as thin as thread.

Cotton Thread usually comes in numbers  starting from #10, #20, #30,#40,#50, #60,#70,#80, #100 Here the thread becomes thinner and finer as the numbers go higher. For Eg: #10 is thicker than # 20…#20 is thicker than #30 and so on.

#100 is super fine thread and used to crochet very delicate lace,edgings etc.  Numbers #30 and above are also used for tatting.

Apart from this we also have cotton thread Pearl. This kind of thread is numbered differently than that of mercerised cotton as mentioned above. here the thread is softer, glossier and looks almost like silk.  This type of thread comes in 3 numbers….#3, #5, #8

I am mentioning, the hook size to be used, with almost every yarn here…but it is to be treated as a guide and not as a rigid rule. Again you may want to crochet Loose…in which case you must choose a hook size larger than the ones mentioned against each yarn or  u may wish to crochet tight….where you will then  to reduce the hook size by a couple of notches….to get a closely stitched pattern.

Cotton Thread Pearl
#5 Pearl:  Makes great lacey scarves, vests, boleros, bags etc…Comes in 50 gm balls(Soft Feather)
#5 Pearl, Hooks 1.25mm, 1.5mm, 1.75mm
#5 Pearl, Hooks 1.25mm, 1.5mm, 1.75mm
#8 Pearl:  

You can use hooks # 0.90mm, 0.95mm, 1.00mm,. This yarn is great to make Pretty little flowers, butterflies etc to accessorise apparel, home Decor etc,  perfect for  edgings, trimmings etc….comes in 10gm balls(DMC)

DMC #8 pearl variegated
DMC #8 pearl variegated

#8 Pearl….Hooks #0.90mm, 0.95mm, 1.00mm

#3 Pearl: Excellent for garments.
#3 pearl Hooks suggested 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.00mm
#3 pearl Hooks suggested 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.00mm
Cotton Thread #40

Used widely in tatting and for fine pieces of lace and edgings, borders, trimmings, motifs, collars etc.

Ancor #40 Hook size 0.6mm,0.65mm,0.65mm,0.7mm
Ancor #40 Hook size 0.6mm,0.65mm,0.65mm,0.7mm
Cotton Thread #30:

Used widely in tatting and for fine pieces of lace and edgings, borders, trimmings, motifs, collars, Doilies,  etc.

 

#30....Hook size 0.75mm, 0.85mm, 0.90mm, 0. 95mm...
#30….Hook size 0.75mm, 0.85mm, 0.90mm, 0. 95mm…

 

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Cotton Thread #20: 

Hook sizes recommended are 0.90mm, 1.00mm, 1.1mm, 1.25mm This yarn can be used to hook doilies, and anything that needs  a lacey finish…I have made  garments(though it is not very soft), Amigurumi,  bags, purses( very pretty, but time consuming cos the yarn take time to hook up).In Anchor, this comes in 20gm balls and as you can see in the pic below….they come in a delicious palette of colors.

Anchor #20 Hook size 0.85mm, 0.90mm, 0.95mm, 1.00mm
Anchor #20
Hook size 0.85mm, 0.90mm, 0.95mm, 1.00mm
Cotton Thread #10

Hooks sizes 1.5mm, 1.75mm. Comes in balls of 100gms. Very versatile…can use this one to hook up almost anything.

 

DMC #10
DMC #10
Red Heart & DMC Slightly thicker than #10
Red Heart & DMC Slightly thicker than #10
Comparison of Cotton thread
Comparison of Cotton thread

Metallic Threads

Hook size1.00mm,1.25mm
Hook size1.00mm,1.25mm

 

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 Cotton yarn

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Cotton yarn comes in various ply and thickness. I will introduce you to the yarn that I have used and know of…this will give you a broad idea of  what yarn to use. I will also indicate what hook to use with what yarn….This is not a hard and fast rule…..as you get more and more experienced, you will  develop your own comfort zone in choosing hooks to certain yarn.

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Hook size 3.00mm to 4.5mm
Hook size 3.00mm to 4.5mm
Bali Yarn 8 ply and 10 ply
Bali Yarn 8 ply and 10 ply

Cotton yarn is thicker than cotton thread and most times much more softer…it is very good for making apparel, bags, baby clothes, dish cloth, blankets, anything that requires thick yarn…..and it works up very fast. yarn usually comes in ply.

What is Ply?

Ply simply means that when the yarn is spun it is spun by twisting 2/3/4/6/ 8/ etc strands of thread together…….For e.g.: if the yarn has two strands of thread spun in …it is called  2 ply. If it has 6 p strands spun it to make it ..it is called 6 ply. A common mistake to make is to assume that since , 6ply has 6 strands it will be thicker than say a 2ply. this is true only if the individual strand in the said 6 ply and 2 ply is the same. If the individual strand in the 6 ply is very fine then naturally the 6 ply will be thinner than a 2 ply that has  much thicker strands spun in.

Nylon thread ..good for bags and purses…..Hook 1.75mm, 2.00mm 2.5mm

 

Left one is 4 ply right one 10 ply
Left one is 4 ply right one 10 ply

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Knitting Cotton:

In India, we usually get knitting Yarn from Anchor, Laura And Red Rose. Of these Laura is the thickest and is to be hooked with a #3.00mm hook. Anchor is slightly thinner with a sheen to it….Can use 2.5mmm and red Rose is almost like #10 DMC Yarn…Use hook !.75 with this one.

Hook size 3.00mm to 4.00mm
Hook size 3.00mm to 4.00mm

 

Metallic knitting yarn hook size 3.00mm to 4.00mm
Metallic knitting yarn hook size 3.00mm to 4.00mm

 

Other Natural fibres that can be hooked:

I can walk into any place and exclaim yarn…..recently I got what I called yarn and what Hubby darling exasperatedly called twine, cord etc…..I got these Hemp, Jute and natural fibres…….and I have great plans for these buddies…

 

I would use 3.000mm to 5mm on these
I would use 3.000mm to 5mm on these

 

Jute....need at least an 8.00mm hook here
Jute….need at least an 8.00mm hook here

This is an unusual find…..this lovely beige cotton yarn is from India…it will be excellent for apparel….soft, with a lovely sheen to it and easy to hook.  Unfortunately only for export.

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OTHER CROCHETABLE STUFF(for the lack of a better word)

 

This fuzzy wozy yarn is great to be used in hooking scarves ad bags...
This fuzzy wozy yarn is great to be used in hooking scarves ad bags…

Hook size depends on the width here…I would use a 3.00mm for the orange and green yarn and a 4.00mm for the broader purple shaded one.

Below A Metallic Silver Georgette Ribbon….Use 8.00mm or above…..

Metallic ribbon, Georgette ribbon...use a 0 8mm and above for these

 

Satin ribbons of various width
Satin ribbons of various width

 

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Purse Thread

Nylon thread ..good for bags and purses.....Hook 1.75mm, 2.00mm 2.5mm

 

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Malai Dori....great for bags....0.6mm and above
Malai Dori….great for bags….0.6mm and above

 

I do hope that you have found this post useful….do tell me what you think of this one…if you have information on cotton yarn, that you think can help  make this article more helpful….Pls do not hesitate to let me know. If you can share pictures with me that would be great….I will add them to this post and credit you for that info.

Adios Amigos..For Now…Until Next time…Huggggggs!!!!