Illustrations by Libby VanderPloeg.
If there’s ever been a winter that makes you want to curl up indoors with a warm and wooly craft project, the winter of 2014 is it. It feels like this cold weather will never end–which makes it the perfect time to batten down the hatches and get crafting! Crochet is a fantastic new handwork skill to try: it requires minimal materials, it’s easy to master, and it’s the perfect activity to make you feel like you’re being at least a little bit productive during your next Netflix binge. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself flying through scarves, blankets and all manners of warm and wonderful handmade things. Let’s get started! —Brett from Brooklyn Craft Company
Click through for the full (illustrated) how-to after the jump!
What you’ll need:
- Yarn—I recommend choosing a yarn labeled worsted or bulky weight
- Crochet Hook— check the label of your yarn for a recommendation on which size hook to use for your yarn
1. Begin by making a slip knot about 6″ from the end of the yarn. (If you’re not familiar with making a slip knot, here’s a video tutorial.)