To begin crocheting, you don't need much. Just a crochet hook, some yarn and some scissors.
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To begin, we need to attach the yarn to the hook using a slip knot. Here is a video tutorial, and then a picture tutorial. :)
|Hold yarn between ring finger and pinky finger|
|Wrap yarn over the top of index finger, behind fingers and back to top of index finger|
|Insert hook from right to left, under first string, over second string|
|Using hook, pull second string under the first|
|Grab both the end of the string and the string attached to the rest of the yarn (the skein) and pull gently|
|This creates the knot|
Now, you can begin creating a foundation chain! A foundation chain is the beginning of your piece. The number of chains you make will determine how big your piece will be.
|Start with a slipknot. Lucky you, you just learned how to make one! ;)|
|Wrap the yarn over the hook. From the bottom, wrap the yarn up and behind the hook, then down and in front of the hook.|
|Using the hook, pull the wrapped yarn through the existing loop on the hook.|
|Continue the process again.|
This takes a bit of coordination and getting used to, so don't feel bad if it takes a while to get it down! In fact, why don't you take this week to practice? ;) Come back next Tuesday and we will learn our first stitch!