It’s I LOVE YARN day! In honor of this day, I spent some time searching for tutorials for all of you left-handers out there who are just learning how to crochet. There are tons of videos on YouTube, where you can learn how to do pretty much anything you want. There are definitely more videos for right-handed people, but if you do a quick search you’ll find a lot of left-handed videos too. Here are a couple that I found to get you started:
This one from the Crochet Crowd is actually very detailed, and is a great way to get started. Plus, I love Mikey, and he’s fun to learn from.
If you want to just focus on single crochet, here is a great video from Crochet Ever After. I feel like it’s good to learn from a few different people, so you can find the way that works best for you.
And for all of you who struggle with the Magic Ring technique, here’s a video that shows you how to do it, step by step. I use the Magic Ring for any crochet that I’m doing in the round, from amigurami to winter hats.
If you’ve already learned the basic steps, and you’re ready to start creating things, The Crochet Crowd has put all of their left-handed tutorials on one YouTube channel to make it easier to find them.
That’s just a small sample of the videos you can find on YouTube, but it’s a great place to start. If you’re more the type of person who learns from written material, or you just don’t feel like following along with a video, I also found this great tutorial that Red Heart Yarn did, complete with written instructions and photos.
Moogly also has tutorials for left-handers, and has put them all in one post so you don’t have to search for them.
And finally, if you’re having a hard time understanding patterns, I found this site that helps explain how to read them. All patterns are written a bit differently, of course, but if you understand the basics, it will help you to decipher each individual designers “language” that they use.
I hope these links help any of you who are new to crocheting. I’ve been doing it since I was about 12 years old. I’ve had a lot of hobbies over the years, but crocheting is the one I always come back to. It’s always fun to see what beautiful things you can make just by tying knots, and it’s definitely my most relaxing hobby.
If you still need more help, or you want to learn something that isn’t covered here, message me on Facebook, and I’ll see what I can do. Happy crocheting!!