How I Learned to Crochet With My Left Hand
I taught myself. I find it easier to read written directions that tell me how many times to yarn over and how many loops to go thru than charts but I don't pay attention to directions like left to right or right to left. I go left to right all ONLY.
How I Hold My Crochet Hook and Yarn / Thread
I hold the crochet hook in my left hand with the point of the hook facing me. My index, ring & pinky fingers of that hand curl loosely around the shaft of the hook behind my thumb which rests on the thumb rest of the hook.
I hold my yarn loosely in my right hand, pinching the crochet fabric between my righthand thumb & the pads of my right hand index & ring fingers. I feed the yarn up thru the middle of my hand thru the crook of my index finger (this is where I provide the tension on the yarn) and over to the hook.
- I insert my hook into the next stitch worked from back to front which I think is backwards but I do it because it's easier for me. I figure if I have all the yarn over and pull thru repeats called for for a stick or pattern I'm doing it right.
- Sometimes I have a hard time "getting it" and when that happens I set the directions & project aside for a while then try again.
Have You Needed Any Special Tools or Equipment?
Does caffeine count? No?
Seriously, I didn't need anything special. Just patience and persistence.