Tea Time Doilies – Crochet Patterns

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The benefits of crochet in children

  • Motor skills development: One of the most important benefits of crochet in children is the notable improvement in motor skills, particularly fine psychomotricity, which refers to the coordination of small muscle movements that occur in parts of the body, and on the other hand, eye coordination -hand, which is a complex cognitive skill, but at the same time indispensable.
  • Improves concentration: It helps to be focused on the present and to have your attention focused on not losing the points and interweaving the thread correctly, it is an activity that over time becomes a personal challenge.
  • It’s good for math: Children learn to follow an order of steps, count the points, add laps, follow crochet patterns for baby blankets or fingerless gloves and more.
  • Strive for achievement: It teaches the little ones to pursue a goal, which is a fundamental aspect of life and also shows that the way to achieve a goal can be an entertaining and fun task.
  • Enhance creativity: This point is also one of the most important, in the century in which we live most of the relevant positions in companies (CEOs, managers, managers …) require a lot of creativity and imagination, so it is essential to develop and promote them from a very young age. .

The 4 basic techniques to get started in crochet

  1. The assembly: Start the crochet by making a slip knot. Pass the strand over the index finger of the left hand and then from the bottom up, pass the thread over the thumb. Then firmly grasp the two strands that are loose with the other fingers of the same hand and the crochet hook with the other hand, insert it into the loop that remains on the thumb. With the hook of the needle, pick up from the right to the left the strand that comes out of the index finger pulling it and insert it through the loop of the thumb. After this step, loosen the yarn over and stretch the strand a little until the stitch is loose on the crochet hook. And you already have the starting point where you will start your first chain.
  2. Chain stitch for crochet: The chain is the basis of any crochet work, although there are techniques that do without it. It is the simplest point and serves to start a new row. Pass the thread of the ball from the outside to the inside between the little finger and the ring finger, and then twist the index finger twice with the thread, finally holding the knot that we made in the assembly step. This will be our starting point. Now you just have to pick up the taut strand with the needle and pass it through the hole, getting what will be the first point to count. Make as many chain stitches as you consider necessary for your work, keeping in mind that the starting point where the needle is located is never counted.
  3. Crochet stitch: Also known as a half stitch, it is a compact stitch that forms a dense and dense fabric. It also has the mission of changing to the next row and leveling out the height difference with it. To do this, make an extra chain stitch to those you need for your work and we start with the steps for the single crochet. Pass the needle, front to back, through the second to last chain stitch and hook the thread underneath. Now with the caught thread, pass it through the chain stitch where the needle was, obtaining two loops on it. Pick up the strand again and run it through both loops this time. This will be your first double crochet from the second chain.
  4. Finish off strands or join pieces: When you have finished your work, finish off all the loose strands at the edge. To do this you must use a needle to sew wool or embroider, which has an especially wide and long eye. Also, use it to join pieces by sewing them alternately taking two threads from the right side and two from the left side.

How to make double crochet?

  • On the chain that you have previously made, you must start the point in chain number 5.
    You must make two loops on the needle before inserting it through the fifth chain.
  • Insert the needle into the shaded point in the image.
  • Take another loop over the water and pass it through the chain stitch.
  • You should now have four loops on the needle.
  • Make another loop over the needle and pass it through two of the four stitches you have on the needle from the previous step.
  • Now you should have only three stitches on your needle.
  • Make another loop over the needle and pass it through two of the three stitches you had on the hook. You should only have two points left.
  • Take another loop on the needle and pass it through the remaining two stitches on the needle. Your double crochet or double crochet is finished.