Crocheting is a relaxing pastime that requires just a needle, some yarn, and your hands. No matter your level of skill or vision, you can still crochet. Here are 5 tips to get you started on your first crochet project:
- Start small. The “granny square” is a great beginner-friendly pattern because it’s quick and repetitive. As you create more, they can then be stitched together to build bigger projects.
- Try using thicker yarn or bigger needles, to make it easier to feel your stitches.
- Label your needles and yarns with braille or raised markers to quickly identify the right tools for the job.
- If you have low vision, handheld or stand magnifiers can be helpful, along with proper lighting.
- Ask for help. Join Hadley’s Crafting Circle, a monthly discussion group, to hear from crafters. The National Library Service (NLS) also has a variety of crocheting books and patterns free to access.
Give yourself time, patience, and practice and you’ll get there.