How to hold a crochet hook and yarn for lefties
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. Hold the hook in your left hand, and yarn in the other.
How to hold a crochet hook
There's 2 ways to hold a crochet hook. Do what's comfiest for you! Either way you pick, remember to point the tip of the crochet hook towards you, and maintain a firm but not overly tight grip.
How to hold yarn
There are lots of ways to hold yarn; the way described below is the way my momma taught me. Whichever way you choose to hold it, the most important thing is to keep constant tension on the working yarn so that your stitches come out even.
Before we begin, some terminology:
Putting it all together
Once you’ve learned how to hold a crochet hook and yarn at the same time, it should look a little something like this: