If you're not already a crocheter this is a great time to give it a whirl! Some great starter projects are dishcloths, neck warmers, scarves or even little bags or pouches. It's easier than you might think to become a crocheter. A quick search on Ravelry will lead you to a TON of free patterns.
Here are some tips for knitters who want to try crochet:
- Start with Tunisian Crochet: it has a look that is very much like knitted stitches so it will get you acquainted with Crochet in a familiar way Get started with Tunisian here Click here for Tunisian Purl Stitch Click here for Tunisian Knit Stitch
- Add a crochet trim to a knitted dishcloth or blanket: many knitters are already familiar with using a crochet hook to pick up dropped stitches, so begin with a slip knot and learn to make chains. After you've completed that first step you're ready to turn and begin adding rows.
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Enjoy National Crochet Month and keep those hands stitchin'!