When you're learning to crochet, it's always hardest in the beginning. When you hit a bump, just try, try again! Oftentimes it's just one tiny little detail that's in between you and non-stop wooblin'. Once you can make just one stitch, you're most of the way there.
- Take a break
- Watch the videos again and again, paying attention to a different detail each time. It's amazing how one small detail – the size of the loop on your hook, where exactly your fingers should be – can change everything.
- If you find yourself totally lost, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of where you're at and what you need help with. We promise we'll get you wooblin' on your way.
Fix the pre-started piece
The piece that came with your kit was a magic loop with 6 single crochet stitches in it.
- Made a mistake and want to find the original magic loop?
- Need to add stitches to your magic loop? If you got a little too gung-ho about undoing stitches and undid some of the magic loop, you'll need to add some stitches back.
- Need to make a new magic loop? If you #CantStopWontStop and undid the whole thing, start over by crocheting your own magic loop.
- Magic loop too hard? Try this way to start a round piece by crocheting a chain instead.
Once you have 6 single crochet stitches in the magic loop again, you can make it impossible to take out the pre-started piece in the future.
Want to undo a stitch? Do it slowly and carefully so you don't accidentally take out more than you meant to
Have the wrong number of stitches?
It means you either skipped a stitch or put too many stitches somewhere in the round. There's two things you could do to sort yourself out:
- If you're the type of person who peels band-aids off nice and slow, then you can undo your stitches sloooowly to track down where you made the mistake.
- More of a band-aid-ripper-offer? If you used a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of your round, you can undo all of your stitches until you get back to the first stitch of the round: