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How To Choose Crochet Projects

Watch more Crocheting 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Choose crochet projects by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Start easy Pick an easy project that has simple stitches and just a couple of steps from beginning to end if you are a beginner. Step 2: Determine gauge Determine the gauge, or the number of stitches in a square inch. Gauge determines the finished size of a crocheted item. Tip Baby blankets and scarves are more forgiving in gauge, making them good beginner projects. Step 3: Choose yarn Choose yarn, if you are a beginner, that is light in color or sport weight since it will be much easier to see your stitches, making it easier to keep up with the pattern. Step 4: Move up Move up to more challenging projects, like sweaters, and jackets, that have to match the correct gauge, if you are more advanced. Step 5: Look at patterns Look at the difficulty levels on patterns. Most patterns are rated as beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Did You Know? When Martha Stewart was released from prison in 2005 she was wearing a crocheted poncho made for her by another inmate.
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