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How to Crochet if You're Left-Handed

It can be tough to be a crafter if you're left-handed. Most knitting and crochet instructions favor righties, and reversing them to work with your dominant side can seem daunting and confusing.

left-handed crochet

I'm as guilty of this as anyone. I said right off the bat in my Learn to Crochet series that I'm a righty, and that's what my instructions were based on. I'm also not alone. Many, if not most, crochet and knitting directions assume right-handedness.

That ends now. If you're left-handed, your day has come. We've got a series of videos teaching beginner crochet for lefties. These videos cover all the basics -- holding the hook, chaining, single, half double, double, and triple crochet, seaming, and weaving in ends.

No more feeling awkward holding the hook in your non-dominant hand. No more trying to do mental gymnastics to figure out how to do basic stitches from the left. We'll show you what you need to know, and you can take that knowledge and use it in any crochet pattern you want to make. Any time you see a standard crochet stitch, just remember these directions on how to work them left-handed!

Left-Handed Crochet

This series is eleven short videos taking you through all the basics you need to know, so it's great for absolute beginners. But if you're a lefty who learned right-handed crochet, you can still try it! You may find that it's more comfortable to work this way.

Watch the series below and learn everything you need to know about southpaw crochet.

(If you're having trouble viewing the series here, visit the playlist on our YouTube channel to watch each one.)

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  • http://www.gladracks.com Crystal Joy

    Yes!! Thank you!!!