Knitting Tips & Tricks

Everything You Need to Know to Create the Perfect Crochet Kits for Beginners

Interested in joining the wonderful world of crochet? Welcome to the
club. Crocheting is a fantastic, fun, and stress-relieving hobby that
allows you to create beautiful patterns and pieces that you, your
family, and your friends will simply adore. If you want to learn how to
crochet, but don't know where to start, Wool & Waves have you
covered. Find out here everything you need for the ultimate crochet
kits for beginners.


Crochet Hooks


It might seem like a no-brainer for the seasoned crocheters, but for all
you newbies out there, picking the right hook is crucial. When you are
starting out, you can’t just grab any hook. You want to choose the right
tool that is easy and comfortable to use that will help you on your
journey.


When it comes to crochet hooks, there is certainly no shortage of
options to choose from. But for beginners, it is a good idea to start of
with an H/8 (5mm) hook that is made of aluminum. The size and
material of this hook is comfortable to hold in your hand, making the
movements of crocheting easier than using the smaller or larger
options. With time and experience, you can choose other hooks as
your skills progress.

 


Yarn


Not all yarn is created equal. For your first project, we recommend
choosing DK (double knitting) yarn. It is not too fine or too thick. Also
go with a smooth, light-coloured yarn. If you use dark or fuzzy
material, it will be harder to see your stitches.


When you are starting out, it is only normal to make
mistakes—blunders that will force you to undo your work. So, try to
hold off on picking up that pricier, elaborate yarn for now. Instead, buy
some of the less expense acrylic material. It is a terrific yarn that will

not only save you some money, but also provide a great option to
practice with while you hone your skills.


Scissors


When you get to the end of your first project, you will need something
to cut the yarn. And sure, the household scissors will do fine for now,
but they always seem to go missing or go dull when you need them
the most.


We suggest buying a separate pair of sharp scissors. Choose a pair
with a fine blade width and large comfy grip to include in your crochet
kit.


If you have never crocheted before, having a basic starter kit is all you
need to keep the hooking and those delightful projects flowing along
smoothly. Before you know it, you will be crocheting with the best of
them!


Looking to put together the perfect crochet kit? Reach out to Wool &
Waves today!

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