Make a high point when you notice that a few inches are missing – 15cm to 25cm is a good measure,
Take two rings at that last high point,
Separate the beginning of the new yarn line and fold it in half,
Pull this thread with the needle and lace the yarn.
With the two threads attached to the other hand, lace the yarn,
Make the following stitches using the two threads, always passing them back and forth at the high points,
Keep both lines at work so that they are very secure and do not come loose quickly,
Repeat until the old thread is fully incorporated into the job, and now you will only use the new thread.
Crochet technique to do The slip stitch
The second point of the chain is highlighted in the image, which is where you must insert the needle.
You must first pass the needle through the shaded chain stitch. Make a loop
Now you must pass the loop through the hole and the buttonhole where you have inserted the needle.
Repeat steps one, two and three, you should always put the needle in the order shown in the image of step number one.
When you are finished knitting the chain stitches that you had previously done, you must make an extra running stitch to turn the fabric.
Benefit of crocheting
Reduces stress: When we do manual work, we forget about problems and relax. This is because the activity reduces blood pressure and releases the hormones serotonin and dopamine, responsible for causing feelings of pleasure and well-being. Therefore, crochet is also a way to be less anxious.
Improves concentration: As simple as it may be, manual activities require a lot of attention and concentration. Therefore, crochet can help a lot of people who are either very agitated or have difficulty concentrating.
Favors the joints of the hands: By moving your hands, you are exercising your joints. This exercise makes the connections between the bones remain lubricated, slowing the aging process and possible pain.
Helps prevent degenerative diseases: Activities that work concentration and motor coordination help in the prevention of degenerative diseases, because they keep the brain active. When producing crochet pieces, the person is working on preventing diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, for example.
Fight depression: Keeping depression away is another advantage of keeping the brain active. An artisanal activity can be a new way of giving meaning to life, especially in old age. Therefore, needle and crochet thread can be a zealous and creative gift for your grandparents! But remember that, despite our example, depression can affect people of all ages.