How to crochet and knit tutorials
I’d love you all to come to my classes and workshops, but apart from there not being enough spaces, many of you don’t live nearby. So, if you’d like to improve your crochet and knitting or learn new techniques, but can’t come to my short courses and workshops, you might be interested in my hand knit and crochet tutorials.
Because there’s quite a few now, I’ve been reorganising them; in this blog post I tell you how to search for knit and crochet tutorials.
Hand knit tutorials
You can find a link to hand knit tutorials on the right of the page under “Being Knitterly blog categories”. Or you can look under “Tags” and choose from tutorials for knitting right-handed or knitting left-handed. Or you can scroll down and click on the big square buttons below.
Do you knit left-handed or right-handed? Most people knit right-handed, including some left-handed people. Occasionally a right-handed person knits left-handed, and sometimes right- or left- handed people think they knit one way, but actually knit the other. It can be confusing! Just to be sure, I’ve included short descriptions for knitting right-handed and knitting left-handed.
When you write your working hand is the one holding the pen or pencil. That’s fairly obvious! It’s not so obvious which is the working hand when knitting since you use both hands. So, how do you know? You insert the needle in your working hand into stitches on the needle held by your non-working hand. It doesn’t matter which hand you use to hold the yarn or whether you pick or throw. Your working hand does the work of making new stitches and moving them from the needle in the non-working hand to the one in the working hand.
Tutorials for knitting right-handed
You knit right-handed if your working hand is your right hand and because you insert the needle in your right hand into stitches on the needle in your left hand, you move your stitches from the left to right needle as you knit.
Tutorials for knitting left-handed
You knit left-handed if your working hand is your left hand and because you insert the needle in your left hand into stitches on the needle in your right hand, you move your stitches from the right to left needle as you knit.
You can find a link to crochet tutorials on the right of the page under “Being Knitterly blog categories”. Or you can look under “Tags” and choose from tutorials for crocheting right-handed or crocheting left-handed. Or you can scroll down and click on the square buttons below.
Do you crochet left-handed or right-handed? This is more obvious than for knitting. You hold your hook in your working hand. Again it doesn’t matter which hand holds the yarn. Most crocheters will hold their yarn in their non-working hand, but a few hold both their hook and yarn in the working hand.
Tutorials for crocheting right-handed
You crochet right-handed if you hold your hook in your right hand and you make new stitches from right to left.
Tutorials for crocheting left-handed
You crochet left-handed if you hold your hook in your left hand and you make new stitches from left to right.
Would you like me to write a tutorial about a specific technique? If so, please let me know by leaving a comment.