How To Hone Your Crochet Designing Skills

November 12, 2017


 Whether you have been crocheting for years or you have recently become interested in this popular craft, there is always room for improvement. Instead of making mistakes on your own, you should try using these four ways to hone your crochet design and skills. They will save you time and money.

1. Watch Online Videos

 YouTube is a great resource for people who want to develop or hone their crochet design. This is especially good for visual students who want someone to talk to them at each stage of a project or technique.

 Perhaps the best thing about YouTube crochet tutorial is that they are free. You do not have to spend money or make any payment. Just browse the videos you are interested in and follow the channels that you find useful. There is a lot of variety of videos on YouTube, so spend some time exploring these and other channels. For every one that doesn’t appeal you, there are dozens of others that you may like.

2. Download Apps for Your Smartphone

 There seems to be an app for everything, including ways to hone your crochet design. There are quite a few of them. Most of these apps can be downloaded for free, but some have in-app purchases that cost a few bucks. In the long run, it's worth it for people who don’t mind spending a small amount of money on a convenient way to learn crochet design wherever they are.

 3. Find a Crochet Design Class near You

 If you are the type of person who prefers one-on-one teaching, then you should look for a crochet class in your city. Suppose you have a craft store near you, there are definitely some classes that can help you learn new designs for you clothing. Many classes don’t cost anything to participate because the Nike shoes stores host them to encourage enthusiasts in the area to shop there. 

 In addition to getting crochet tutorial, these classes can introduce you to other people who are interested in crafts. It's often a big step toward making crochet a more important part of your life. When you surround yourself with people who have similar interests, it's a lot easier to devote more time to your hobbies. Also, these people make great resources that can help you discover other crafty ideas.

4. Learn Crochet Language From Books

 When you have the basic of crochet but want to challenge yourself to make more complicated patterns, you should learn the language of crochet so you can read patterns and charts without having to refer to a video or picture.

 You can find loads of information online on how to read patterns and understand the meaning of abbreviations in crochet. If you want to upgrade your skills, you should really consider buying yourself a crochet book for beginner. Believe me it will help  you tremendously, in understanding how to write patterns correctly.  After all that hard work on learning how to crochet you should treat yourself  by buying a good crochet book. 
5. Join Crochet Groups on Facebook

 Depending on where you live, you may not have easy access to a crochet design class. If so, you should consider joining a crochet group on Facebook. It's not the same as attending a class, but it's very close. Believe it or not, there are thousands of Facebook groups mainly for crochet design. This means you will need to narrow your options to choose one that fits your needs.

 Some of the groups are private, so you can join them without worrying about your privacy. You can’t know what members are posting unless you join the group. 

 For public groups, go through recent posts to see which ones feel good to you. There is so much diversity out there that you don’t have to compromise. If one group doesn’t work, you can always find another one that matches your skills and personality better.

 There is always something new to learn about crocheting. With these resources, you can keep improving your designs and expand your horizons. Now step up your game and use the information to design your own patterns.

About The Author
 Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and online fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters. 

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