I found some tips and notes for basic beginners during genius hour today. Some of the tips were kind of absurd: but they can really help some people if they are distracted easily or get frustrated. Avoiding tangles in the yarn and keeping tension on the piece that is unraveling are two very important tips. Avoiding tangles helps stay on task and focused. Keeping tension on the piece of yarn is important because it will not get caught on things like it would when it is dragging across blankets or your lap. Another fundamental tip is removing obstacles before you begin on your task of crocheting: Long hair, jewelry and cats or pets in general could potentially be obstacles. These items are pretty much self explanatory due to the fact that all of these 3 objects could be an interruption for yourself. The last thing I noted today was proper positioning of the yarn. For example, while traveling in your car and the ball of yarn was just sitting on your lap… in all likelihood it would roll off your lap and get dirty on the floor of the car. So, placing the ball of yarn in a tote bag would keep from this happening.

Crocheting is something I’m playing around with and am having fun doing so. My mom is very excited for me to continue to learn because its a hobby we could do together.


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