4 Ways To Improve Your Crochet Skills

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Whether you have been crocheting for years or you just recently got interested in this popular craft, you always have room to improve. Instead of making a lot of mistakes on your own, you should try using these four ways that technology can help you develop your skills. They will save you time and money.

Watch Online Videos

YouTube is an excellent resource for people who want to develop or improve their crochet skills. It's especially good for visual learners who want someone to talk them through each step of a project or technique.

Perhaps the best thing about YouTube crochet tutorials is that they are free. You don't have to spend any money or make any obligations. Just browse the videos that interest you and follow the channels that you find useful.

Some channels you might want to start with include:

There is a lot of diversity on YouTube, so spend a little time exploring these and other channels. For every one that doesn't appeal to you there are dozens of others that you may like.

Download Apps to Your Smartphone

It really does seem like there is an app for everything, including ways to improve your crochet skills. Actually, there are quite a few of them.

Beginners who haven't mastered basic crochet skills yet should check out apps like:

If you already have experience, but you would like to improve your crocheting skills, then you should explore apps such as:

Most of these apps are free to download, but a few have in-app purchases that cost a couple of dollars. In the long run, it's worth it for people who don't mind spending a little money on a convenient way to learn crochet techniques wherever they are.

For the best results, you should use a smartphone with a large HD display, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 with its 5.1-inch Full HD screen. Otherwise, you might have a difficult time seeing exactly what the apps are trying to teach you.

Find a Crochet Class Near You

If you are the kind of person who prefers one-on-one instruction, then you should look for a crochet class in your town. Assuming you have a craft store near you, there is almost certainly some type of class that can help you learn new skills. Many classes don't cost anything to join, since craft stores host them to encourage crochet enthusiasts in the area to shop there.

In addition to getting crochet instruction, classes can introduce you to other people who are interested in crafts. This is often a big step toward making crochet a more important part of your life. When you surround yourself with people who have similar interests, it's a lot easier to devote more time to your hobbies. Plus, those people make great resources that can help you discover other crafty ideas.

If there isn't a crochet class or group near you, you can start one. Meetup.com is a good way to connect with local people who share your interests.

Join Crochet Groups on Facebook

Depending on where you live, you may not have easy access to a crochet group. If that's the case, then you should consider joining a crochet group on Facebook. It's not exactly the same as attending a class, but it's pretty close. Believe it or not, there are thousands of Facebook groups devoted to crocheting. That means you will need to narrow your options to choose one that fits your needs.

Some of the groups are private, so you can join them without worrying about your own privacy. You can't even see what members are posting unless you join the group.

For public groups, go through recent posts to see which ones feel good to you. There is so much diversity out there that you don't have to compromise. If one group doesn't work out, you can always find another that matches your skills and personality better.

 

There is always something new to learn about crocheting. With these resources, you can keep improving your skills and expanding your horizons.

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