How To Crochet Left Handed
It is sometimes difficult for the left-handers to do crocheting, but with this video, you will be easily able to crochet like regular right-handers do.
Left-handers find learning to crochet sometimes a challenge because most books and videos are made for right-handed crocheters and everything is reversed for left-handed crocheter, so with this video, you will be able to see how to hold the hook and the yarn properly and how to crochet using your left hand. For any crochet project, you are going to begin by making a slip knot. You want to leave a 4 to 6-inch tail, 10 cm of tail, and then wrap the yarn around your fingers, tuck a loop under from the knuckle side to the fingertip side, pick up that loop and pull down on the tail.
You are then going to place that loop onto your hook. Here, we are using a heavy aran yarn and a 5 1/2 mm crochet hook. Crochet hooks come in a variety of different materials, this one is metal, you can get wooden ones and plastic ones as well.
I like metal hooks, but anyone, whichever one you like the best is will work fine, so for any crochet project, you are going to begin by making a chain or a foundation chain. This is the initial series of loops into which you are going to make your crochet stitches. So, the first thing we have to do is hold the hook and the yarn properly, the hook is held in a dominant hand, so if you are left-handed, you hold it in your left hand.
If you are right-handed, you hold it in your right hand. With your non-dominant hand, you need to do 2 things, you need to tension the yarn and hold the work, which right now is just a knot. So, I am going to begin by putting my little finger behind this bit of tension yarn, this bit of yarn , I am going to wrap it all the way around my little finger.
The yarn will move on the palm side of my ring finger and then over top, both my middle finger and index finger. So, starting from the beginning all the way around the little finger, palm side of the ring finger, and then over top of both the index finger and the middle finger. You are going to hold the hook in your dominant hand, so if you are left-handed, you hold it in your left hand.
If you are right-handed, you hold it in your right hand. With your non-dominant hand, you need to do 2 things, you need to tension the yarn and hold the work, which right now is just the knot, so we are going to begin by tensioning the yarn, you take your little finger and you are going to put it behind your active yarn, you are going to wrap all the way around your little finger. You are going to lay the yarn on the palm side of the ring finger and over top of both the index finger and middle finger, then you can turn your hand and grasp that knot with your index finger and thumb.
You can then lift up your middle finger so that you have a bit of tension yarn here and then, these 3 fingers control how fast the yarn comes through your fingers. We are now going to make foundation chain. We are going to begin by pushing the hook forward and ducking it under the piece of yarn that we have tensioned so it swings under from front to back.
We then need to turn the tip of the hook so that it is facing the floor and then pull straight through the loop on the hook. We will do that again, we are going to push the hook forward, swing it under the yarn, turn the hook so that it is facing the floor and pull through the loop that is on the hook. You need to continue to move your right or left index fingers up that chain so that you are always holding right underneath the loop that is on the hook that gives you the most control, so push forward, under the yarn, turn the hook, and pull through the loop, push forward, under, turn, and pull through, forward, swing under the yarn, turn, and pull through.
I am just going to make a few more chains and as you get the hang of this, you can do a little faster, but take your time when you first start crocheting. It feels very uncomfortable because you are using your non-dominant hand to do things that it does not normally do, so it is not sure that it should feel weird in the ha