Hello! This week I'm here to pass on some crochet wisdom to you! It will of course apply to kniting and other crafts, so it will be super useful I hope!
If you find yourself completely stuck with a crochet stitch or pattern I have 4 top tips to help you get out of your tangle.
1. YouTube is a fantastic resource for pretty much every stitch and stitch combo out there! Just be careful to follow videos in UK terms if your pattern is in UK terms/ US terms if your pattern is in US terms or you could find yourself in an even bigger mess!
2. Ask a crochet friend. Maybe you know someone who crochets, ask them - they'll be happy to help. If you haven't joined a crochet & knitting group, I thoroughly recommend you do! Not only will you have hands on help to any problem, you'll meet like-minded people and gain some awesome new friends!
3. Check for errata. Patterns bought online will be updated by the designer if mistakes are spotted after publication and a new copy of the pdf should be made available. If the pattern is in a magazine there will be an errata section on their website or sometimes in the next issue.
4. Ask the designer if you're completely stuck with a crochet pattern, the designer might be able to see where you're going wrong or it's possible that there's an issue with the pattern. Always be polite; remember pattern designers are humans too!
I hope these tips are useful for you! If you'd like to receive my weekly wisdom straight to your inbox, sign up to my newsletter here.
Until next time, happy crocheting,