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How to Choose Crochet Projects

If you know some basic crochet stitches, it may be time to move on to a challenging project. Here are some steps to choosing the right crochet project for you.


  • Step 1: Start easy Pick an easy project that has simple stitches and just a couple of steps from beginning to end if you are a beginner.
  • Step 2: Determine gauge Determine the gauge, or the number of stitches in a square inch. Gauge determines the finished size of a crocheted item.
  • TIP: Baby blankets and scarves are more forgiving in gauge, making them good beginner projects.
  • Step 3: Choose yarn Choose yarn, if you are a beginner, that is light in color or sport weight since it will be much easier to see your stitches, making it easier to keep up with the pattern.
  • Step 4: Move up Move up to more challenging projects, like sweaters, and jackets, that have to match the correct gauge, if you are more advanced.
  • Step 5: Look at patterns Look at the difficulty levels on patterns. Most patterns are rated as beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
  • FACT: When Martha Stewart was released from prison in 2005 she was wearing a crocheted poncho made for her by another inmate.

You Will Need

  • Crochet needles
  • Yarn
  • A pattern

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