Some people are multi-crafters. They can knit, crochet, embroider, quilt, sew clothes, fashion resin jewelry, and build coffee tables. I am pretty monogamous when it comes to my crafting – a die hard knitter – that occasionally does some sewing on the side. I have never completed a crochet-only project.
Still, I have a large collection of crochet hooks. Why? Crochet hooks can be invaluable to knitters. This month, I’m going to explore the different ways to utilize crochet hooks with your knitting. We’ll start with one of the most basic: picking up a dropped stitch.
Step One: As always, examine your knitting. See the poor, lonely dropped stitch? We’re going to rescue him! Think of the area above the dropped stitch as a ladder that it’s going to climb back up to the needle.
Step Two: Insert a crochet hook into the dropped stitch. Try to use a crochet hook that is close to the needle size you’re using. For example, if you’re using size 6 needles, a G crochet hook would be the right one for you.
Repeat steps three and four until all of the rungs have been pulled through.
As a Tutorial Tuesday treat (can you tell I love alliteration?), here’s a video showing you how to pick up a dropped stitch: