Before I move on to learning the language of crochet and diving into creating something from a pattern, I thought I would take some advice from other crocheter’s and learn a few more stitches. I decided to learn the half-double crochet, the all important double crochet, and the somewhat frustrating triple crochet. I tried learning the stitches from reading the whoot, but I was struggling quickly and losing confidence. I also realizes I had forgotten some of the basics that I learned previously so I went back to my first attempt blog post and refreshed my memory on what I had learned. And then it dawned on me that I should write down and record a cheat sheet that I could quickly turn to, to help me easily understand. So when I do start doing a project from a pattern and it calls for a triple crochet stitch I can easily read my cheat sheet or watch my video.
I was on a road trip to my friends house two and a half hours away with my family and I thought what better time than now to learn my new stitches and create a cheat sheet. As I mentioned I was getting frustrated with the whoot on my mobile device so I turned to a video produced by the same person that I was able to learn from the first time. This video was titled how to crochet for absolute beginners part 2. Using this video I was able to complete the half double crochet, the double crochet, and the triple crochet. I understand this cheat might not make sense for everyone but ultimately this is for me to reflect on and look at in the future if I forget how to do something.
- slip knot – yarn over (hook under, turn, then pull through) – continue with chain
- Insert hook into the second chain – yarn over – pull back out – yarn over – pull through both loops
Half Double Crochet
- at end of chain yarn over – put hook into the third hole – yarn over – pull back out – yarn over – and then pull through each of the three loops
- At end of chain, chain three – yarn over – insert into first before the three – yarn over – pull back out (should have three loops) – yarn over – pull through two loops – yarn over – pull through last two loops.
- Chain four, yarn over TWICE – so it looks like there is three loops – insert into stitch – yarn over – pull out (should have four loops on hook) – yarn over and pull through the first two loops – yarn over – pull through next two – yarn over and pull through last two.
Here is my progress on the trip:
… and here is a video after my trip showing how to do each of the stitches I have learnt so far.