Many of us may think that knitting and crocheting is usually something our grandmothers love to do.
But, thanks to the pandemic and the quarantine, many people have taken up the craft and created several things with it.
I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter. I’ve been crocheting and knitting since I was in college and started by watching YouTube videos and reading books.
If you’re interested in getting started with knitting, crocheting, or both, here’s a pocket guide on how you can get started.
Tip 1: Start small.
The best way to start is to start small. When I started crocheting, I started by making accessories for Barbie dolls and stuffed animals.
If you want to make clothes, start by making scarves or hats. Making them will help you get used to the technique of knitting or crocheting and then experimenting with different types of yarns with these projects.
Tip 2: Plan ahead
Prevention is better than cure when it comes to knitting and crocheting. Since I started making more clothes recently, I realized it was better to plan ahead.
This means that if you need to buy an extra yarn in the same color you use for a garment, go for it. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with an unfinished product if your local craft store no longer has the color you’re using.
Tip 3: Measure
It’s huge when it comes to making clothes. Measure your size. If you don’t, your garment will be too big or too small.
One way to measure your clothing size is to use a piece of clothing as a reference. For example, if you wear a size extra-large in a shirt, you can use a sweater you already have for your measurements.
Tip 4: Be creative.
The last tip I want to walk away with is to get creative. Search YouTube for tutorials for help and references and add your own twist.
Whether it’s changing the colors of the stuffed animal or adding a design to the garment. Whatever suits you. The beauty of crafting is that it allows you to be creative and create your own style.