The Beginners Guide to Crochet – Part 5



THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN


The beginners guide to crochet is here for you who’s completely new to crochet. I’ve split it up into 5 bite-size lessons teaching you all the details you’ll need to learn this amazing skill.

Part-1 Make a Loop & Learn the Chain.
Part-2 Learn the Single Crochet.
Part-3 Working in rows & turning your project.
Part-4 Increase & decrease.
Part-5 Finishing  a crochet project. (YOU ARE HERE).

 

Through this beginners guide to crochet I’m going to teach you all the necessary skills you need to complete a crochet project, & in the end you will master crocheting a easy but beautiful sweater! The sweater is available for FREE when you sign up by clicking the link together with the beginners guide to crochet workbook.
Beginnerg guide to crochet - trio sweater

 

Your reaction when seeing this sweater might be like: “I won’t be able to do that”, but I’m telling you right now. If you follow each step from beginning to end you’ll be able to master this sweater in a breeze. I promise you!

 


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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 5: HOW TO FINISH A CROCHET PROJECT


This short & final part of the beginners guide to crochet will give you the final skills to finish the crochet sweater that has been a vital part of this tutorial. During the 4 past sessions you’ve started from scratch & have been able to start crocheting your very first sweater. Amazing!

This is the final part of the “Beginners Guide to Crochet”! It’s short & sweet, but will give you a general idea on how a crochet project containing more than one part can be finished up. I will also give you an idea on how to weave in ends & caring for your projects after they are finished. Let’s get started!

 

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 5: CROCHETING TOGETHER


When it comes to crocheting together there is endless possibilities on how you can do this. However I’m recommending that you finish up items by crocheting them together, rather than sewing them together. This is what I find both easiest & quickest.  The sweater made for this blog series & other sweaters I have designed I recommended that you crochet together with “Slip Stitches”. This stitch is one of the basic crochet stitches.

When you have your finished parts of your sweater, you will place them together according to the chart. This means that you will fold the pieces in a way that will make two pieces lie on top of each other inside out. Now you will have to do the slip stitches through both pieces evenly.

 

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 5: WEAVE IN ENDS


When it comes to weaving in ends there is also many ways to do this. For the most part it’s all about hiding all yarn ends as discreetly as possible. That’s why I often let the new & old thread follow along as i crochet, saving me much time weaving in ends. You can find a more detailed description here.

 

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 5: SHAPING YOUR PROJECTS


Handmade crochet projects requires slightly different care than other garments that you buy. In general you would have to find the description on how to wash your garment on the label of the yarn you have used. I have described the directions of a yarn label here.

Then you would have to shape the garment after it is washed. I prefer to let it dry flat, in order to make sure I keep the shape I want.

 

YOU’VE FINISHED THE TUTORIAL: WHAT NOW?

If you are one of those who had never crocheted anything before this blog guide & now have made your very first sweater I must say: I’M PROUD OF YOU! Congratulations!

But what is the next step?

If you are really loving this & just want to continue crocheting I must say that there is endless possibilities out there. If you are looking to continue  crocheting sweaters there is ONE sweater that would be the logical next step. “The Summer Sweater”. This is the most popular sweater I have ever designed!

This is one of the quickest handmade sweaters you can make & this is also made with a quite easy crochet stitch to learn.

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If  you are looking for more ideas on what to crochet, read the related articles to this blog post & also send me an email if you have any suggestions. I would also really love to hear from you & see pictures of your very first sweater.

 

beginners guide to crochet

 

 

An overview of “The Beginners Guide to Crochet”:

Part-1 Make a Loop & Learn the Chain.

Part-2 Learn the Single Crochet.

Part-3 Working in rows & turning your project.

Part-4 Increase & decrease.

Part-5 Finishing  a crochet project.