Welcome to the third tutorial in my Crochet Basics series of photo tutorials.
Today's tutorial brings me to a point where I have to make a decision - do I use UK or US terminology?
As I'm a UK blogger you'd think I'd use UK terminology, but to be honest I learnt using US terminology as that is what I came across the most in online tutorials. And so I'm going to go with that.
It is confusing that we have different terms for the same stitches, and you always need to make sure you know which terminology a pattern uses before starting as otherwise you could end up doing it all wrong.
I don't want to confuse you too much - I'll give you more information on the different terms in a later post - but for now just know that I am using US terminology throughout my series and if you are using UK terminology then this tutorial is for the Double Crochet Stitch.
So... now we've cleared that up (I hope) we can get on with the tutorial - enjoy!
Congratulations! You now have all the skills to begin practising making some basic squares. Practising squares helps you learn how you work (some people work more tightly than others - I often have to work slightly differently to a pattern because my tension is 'off', but that's okay because I know this about myself now!)
Try starting with a slip knot, then creating 20 chain stitches, and then work for as many rows as it takes in single crochet to create a square. See how you get on... it may be slow progress to begin with but the more your practise the quicker you will get.
I'll be back soon to show you how to do a slip stitch.
This blog entry is my submission to the Deramores Blog Awards 2014. Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies.