How to find your “grip”

Ah… the classic question from beginners: “How do I find my grip and how do I know if I am holding the hook and yarn correctly?”

For starters, there is no one, “correct” way to hold the hook and yarn. It varies from person to person. Frankly, it’s a matter of time and trials to figure out which grip is the best for you. Naturally over time, you are going to find that you hold the yarn a specific and comfortable way.

Until then, don’t force yourself to hold the yarn a certain way, as it will only lead to awkward, uneven stitches in your project.

What to do with your 100 granny squares…

It’s a problem for us crocheters. You know it. I know it. We try a new stitch/pattern and before we know it, we have too many granny squares lying around. So the biggest question is: What should I do with all of my granny squares?

Lucky you, I have a solution! You can use your granny squares as “sponges” when washing dishes. Instead of buying sponges that can scratch your delicate plates and bowls, try using a granny square.

Let me know if you try it out! Look forward to hearing from you all.

(Fun fact: this is actually how I started to get into crocheting. Growing up, I would crochet hundreds and hundreds of granny squares with my aunt for our dishes.)

Hello, I’m Clare!

Hi! I’m Clare, a sophomore in college and an avid crocheter. I started crocheting when I was in 4th grade with my Aunt. Surprisingly enough, it grew into my favorite hobby! I hope to share with you cool crocheting tricks, my own projects, and other random things related to crocheting.

Until my next blog post, take care!

Clare

(p.s. here’s a cute cartoon about crocheting!)

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