Hi guys! I know I’ve been a bit absent around here and I haven’t been sharing more articles with different patterns for you, but I intend to be more active and share great work and tutorials that I know you love. Today I’ve decided to share a pattern that I’ve been practicing a lot, I’ve already done some work on it and I think you’ll love it, especially at this time of year when we start preparing presents. And as good crocheters, we love to give gifts to others with crafts we’ve made ourselves!!! That’s how we show our affection.
I’ve received several messages from beginners trying to be motivated by our content, so I thought it would be interesting to include them here, giving them some tips. To start learning to crochet, it’s useful to have some basic materials on hand. Here are the essential items for crochet beginners:
It is recommended to start with medium-sized needles, such as 4.0 mm to 5.5 mm.
Aluminum or plastic needles are good options for beginners.
Choose a medium-weight thread or yarn (category 4) to make it easier to manipulate.
Cotton or acrylic fibers are good options for beginners, as they are easy to work with.
Small, sharp scissors are essential for cutting the thread.
Tapestry needle or Darning needle:
Used to hide the loose ends of the thread when finishing the work.
Helps measure the size of the work and ensure you are following the pattern instructions.
These are useful for marking the beginning or end of a round or for following complicated patterns.
Crochet blockers (optional):
They help to block and shape crochet pieces, especially those made with more delicate yarns.
Book or Online Tutorial:
Have a basic crochet instruction book available or access online tutorials to learn the stitches and techniques.
Organizing Bag or Case:
A place to store your needles, yarn and accessories helps keep them organized.
Remember that as you advance in your skills, you may wish to explore different types of needles, threads and accessories. However, these basic items are enough to get you started on your crochet journey. Happy crocheting!
The “African Flower Hexagon” is a popular crochet pattern that creates a hexagon with an interesting floral texture. It is used to make various projects, such as blankets, cushions, and even stuffed animals. Here are the basic instructions for creating an African Flower Hexagon:
Crochet hook of the appropriate size for the chosen yarn.
Medium weight yarn (category 4).
Tapestry needle to hide loose ends.
Basic pattern (for a hexagon):
This pattern usually involves using basic crochet stitches, such as chain stitches (corr), single crochet stitches (pb), double crochet stitches (pa) and single crochet stitches (pbx). The instructions may vary slightly depending on the designer of the specific pattern, but here is a basic version:
Step 1: Magic Ring
Make a magic ring and secure with a slip stitch to form a circle.
Step 2: First Round
Make 1 chain to start the round.
Make 1 slip stitch in the magic ring.
Make 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet in the magic ring. Repeat from * to * 5 more times.
Join with a slip stitch (pbx) in the first chain to close the round.
Step 3: Second round
Slide to the next chain.
Make 1 slip stitch in the chain.
Make 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet in the same chain.
In the space formed by the 2 chain stitches from the previous round, make 2 double crochets, 2 chain stitches, 2 double crochets. Repeat from * to * 5 more times.
Join with a slip stitch in the second chain to close the round.
Step 4: Subsequent rounds
Continue adding rounds, increasing the number of double crochets in the spaces between the groups of double crochets from the previous round. Generally, you will increase the number of double crochets and chain stitches with each new round to create the hexagonal shape.
Step 5: Finishing
When you have reached the desired size for the hexagon, finish the last round and cut the yarn, leaving a long enough end. Use the tapestry needle to hide the loose ends.
Remember that this is just a basic guide and the instructions may vary depending on the specific pattern you are following. Feel free to experiment with different colors to create unique patterns.