How to hold a crochet hook and yarn left-handed
As a crochet beginner, one of the first things you’ll need to learn is how to get a grip on your crochet tools. The wonderful thing about crochet is that you only need 2 things – a hook and some yarn. If you’re right-handed, hold the hook in your right hand and yarn in the other. If you’re left-handed, switch sides.
How to hold a crochet hook (step-by-step with photos)
There are two ways to hold a crochet hook. Do what’s comfiest for you:
How to hold crochet yarn (step-by-step with photos)
Hold the yarn with your right hand. There are lots of ways to hold yarn—the way I hold it is the way my mom taught me. Just like with the hook grip, do what’s comfiest for you. The most important thing is to keep constant tension with the working yarn, so that your stitches come out evenly. Did you read that last sentence and wonder—does my yarn have a 9-to-5 job? Let’s pause and cover some terminology:
|WORKING YARN: The yarn connected to the ball. It’s the yarn you’ll literally “work” with to crochet.|
TAIL: The end of the yarn.
If your working yarn is super loose after following these steps, try doing step 2 as close as possible to your piece.
When you put it all together, the hook should be in front of your working yarn. Your final crocheting position should look something like this: