Crocheting takes time and patience but it keeps your hands very busy. All you need is a ball of yarn and a crochet hook to begin.
The first lesson you will learn is the chain. Granted in the beginning the chain is a lame thing to do over and over again when you really want to get started on a project but take it from me, if you begin to fast and don’t practice the first step first you will not be able to move onto to the second lesson.
The first thing you will need to do is make a slip knot to tie onto your crochet hook. After you get the knot started, pull the knot onto the hook and then pull it tight so that it fits snugly onto the hook.
Wrap the end connected to the ball of yarn while holding onto the other end of the yarn with the same hand that holds the handle of the hook. Wrap the piece once around the back of the head of the hook. Grab the hook and pull the yarn you just wrapped over the head of the hook through the knot you made.
Repeat this until you have made a complete chain. One tip I will give you is; if you plan to work on the second step with this project try to make the loops of the chain lose enough to slide the hook into when you begin the second lesson.
If you mess up on the chain, take the hook out and pull on the loop that you just pulled the hook out of. The loop will then pull out the whole chain. Be careful though because sometimes the yarn will tangle and get stuck, at this point you have no other choice but to cut the yarn and begin a new chain.
By just learning the chain, you can make bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, curtain ties, bread ties and other little useful things that you may need around the house or on your body, just have fun and practice your chains. Remember Practice makes perfect.