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How to crochet

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Crochet Chain

Make a slip loop and place on hook. Holding the hook in the right hand as if holding a pencil and the thread in the left hand by placing round the little finger and over the first three fingers, hold end of loop between left thumb and forefinger, pass hook under thread (Diagram 1) and draw a loop through. Continue until required number of chains is obtained. This chain makes the foundation for the following crochet stitches.

  

Single crochet or slip stitch

Single Crochet

Insert the hook into 2nd chain from hook, pass hook under thread and draw through chain and loop already on hook. Repeat on next chain. (Diagram 2)

  

Double crochet

Double Crochet

Insert hook into next chain, hook under thread (Diagram 3) and draw through chain (Diagram 4) hook under thread and draw through remaining two loops. (Diagram 5)
Double Crochet

Insert hook into next chain, hook under thread (Diagram 3) and draw through chain (Diagram 4) hook under thread and draw through remaining two loops. (Diagram 5)

  

Half treble

Half Treble

Pass hook under thread (Diagram 6) insert hook into next chain, hook under thread and draw through chain, hook under thread (Diagram 7) and draw through three loops on hook.

  

Treble

Treble

Pass hook under thread (Diagram 6) insert hook into next chain, hook under thread and draw through chain (3 loops on hook). Hook under thread (Diagram 8) and draw through two loops. Hook under thread (Diagram 9) and draw through remaining two loops. (Diagram 10)
Treble

Pass hook under thread (Diagram 6) insert hook into next chain, hook under thread and draw through chain (3 loops on hook). Hook under thread (Diagram 8) and draw through two loops. Hook under thread (Diagram 9) and draw through remaining two loops. (Diagram 10)

  

Double treble

Double Treble

Pass hook under thread twice (Diagram 11) insert hook into next chain, hook under thread and draw through (Diagram 12). Hook under thread and draw through two loops, hook under thread and draw through next two loops, hook under thread and draw through remaining two loops.

  

note : In all crochet stitches pick up both top loops of each stitch, (except on first chain row) unless otherwise stated.

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