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Forums > Crochet
Re: Skill Levels
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 06, 2009 01:10PM

To add to what Alex has already stated, crochet consists of chain, slip, and then stitches made by wrapping the yarn around the hook a certain number of time and then pulling the yarn through loops on the hook -- this is how the sc, dc, tc, hdc, htc stitches, etc. are created.

You have increases which are usually done by working more than one stitch into a previous stitch so other than wrapping your mind around the concept, the technique itself is not complicated.

Then you have decreases -- a decrease takes two stitches and reduces them down to one. A double decrease takes three stitches and reduces them down to one -- you get the picture?

For me a simple crochet project would have you make a chain of a certain length and then either go back and forth or round and round using sc. But to do this correctly with properly formed, even stitches can be very difficult for a novice -- it's usually easier to make a decent stew than to grill a good steak.

I can better describe what I consider to be advanced crocheting -- forming three dimensional/textured designs, creating clusters or a "second" row of stitches without a foundation row below, and forming multi-directional textured stitch patterns. I find working with lots of color changes finicky but not technically difficult but others may class multiple color changes as advanced.

You might get a more helpful answer if, as Alex asked, you explain why do you want to know this?

Subject Written By Posted
  Skill Levels abrown 04/02/2009 07:34PM
  Re: Skill Levels Jane R 04/03/2009 01:07AM
  Re: Skill Levels KT 04/03/2009 10:39AM
  Re: Skill Levels abrown 04/05/2009 07:10PM
  Re: Skill Levels Jane R 04/06/2009 12:01AM
  Re: Skill Levels Alex 04/06/2009 10:21AM
  Re: Skill Levels KT 04/06/2009 01:10PM
  Re: Skill Levels Alex 04/07/2009 08:23PM

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