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A Book Taught Lorrie How to Crochet Left-Handed

Share Your Story: Tips and Advice From Left-Handed Crocheters

By Lorrie

How I Learned to Crochet With My Left Hand

My Friends tried to teach me how to crochet they were all right handed and I am left handed. Finally I went out and find a book that had both right handed and left handed beginning crochet patterns and from that day on I have made many Afghans Baby sweaters hats booties and baby afghan I enjoy both knitting and crocheting But I do knit Right handed I also learned how to knit from books There are a lot of books that teach both right hand and left handed crochet.

How I Hold My Crochet Hook and Yarn / Thread

I hold my crochet hook in my left hand like I am holding a pencil and the yarn is looped over my right index finger I can keep better tension that way I always keep a pad of paper with my project and check of the rows as I go along I find that way I don't lose track of where I am when I pick up my work again


  • I enjoy crocheting immensely but there are so many abbreviations on stitches takes a little time to understand the dc tr crochet etc I kept a little note pad next to my project it helped me understand the different abbreviations

Have You Needed Any Special Tools or Equipment?

No just crochet hook and lots of yarn for all my projects

Amy Solovay, About.com Crochet, says:

To Lorrie: Thanks so much for sharing your story. You've posted some fantastic ideas.

To Everyone: I think Lorrie's note pad idea is really helpful. I also use a notebook to keep track of various projects, ideas and stitches. If you aren't already keeping a crochet notebook or scrapbook of some sort, you might want to consider it. It's a great way to remember the details from past projects, and also a wonderful way to keep track of stitches you've learned, ideas for future projects, charity crochet efforts, etc.

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