Learn to knit

Learning to knit is a lot of fun, and it’s not actually as difficult as you might think.

Whether you’ve never picked up needles before or just need a refresher, these guides give you the basics to get you started.

There are several basic skills involved in knitting, such as:

  • Making a slip knot and casting on
  • Forming the knit stitch
  • Forming the purl stitch
  • Finishing with the casting off stitch

So what do you need to get started?

  • Yarn
  • Needles – bigger is better, we recommend starting with 10mm needles because its easy to see the stitches
  • A pair of scissors
  • A sewing needle
  • A comfy chair and a little bit of spare time to relax and unwind

Learn to crochet

Learning to crochet is a rewarding craft, because you really only need to learn and get comfortable with a single technique, the wrapping of yarn around your hook, then pulling that through one or two other loops – and your off.

Whether you’ve never picked up a hook before or just need a refresher, these guides give you the basics to get you started.

There are several basic skills involved in crochet, such as:

  • Making a slip knot
  • Forming the chain stitch
  • The crochet stitch, either single, double of treble

So what do you need to get started?

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook – bigger is better, we recommend starting with a 10mm hook because its easy to see the stitches
  • A pair of scissors
  • A sewing needle
  • A comfy chair and a little bit of spare time to relax and unwind