One of the most important words for crochet is practice. I know the only reason that I am able to keep a relatively steady gauge and tension is that I have had many years to practice the craft – this isn’t to say when I take on a new technique of crochet that I don’t have problems… I do. I just keep at it until it looks right and I can do it consistently.
An example would be my recent return to knitting. I am by far good at it. In fact, dare I say – I stink to the high heavens! My tension is strange and I am constantly splitting the yarn or twisting the stitch the wrong way. That may not sound promising but the truth is – I’m a lot better than I was a month ago. I am doing all of those same things but with much less frequency – and that, to me dear readers, is progress! (another P word, YAY!)
I know that learning a new craft is frustrating and sometimes daunting. The hook doesn’t want to grab the yarn or the yarn has a death grip on the hook… but I promise you with practice you will progress to precision in producing professional looking pieces.
HA – now that’s a lot of Ps :)
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