Hook Hocus-Pocus

Hook Hocus-Pocus

Maybe you’ve used a crochet hook to bind off, or to pick up a dropped stitch. But have you used one to join pieces together? To cast on provisionally? Or to stabilize an edge and provide a place from which to pick up stitches? Learn all of these techniques, plus embellishment, decorative edgings, and more.

Duration:
3 hours
Skills required:
basic knitting experience; no crochet experience
Materials:
smooth, light colored, worsted-weight yarn in two or more colors; needles of a size appropriate for your yarn; crochet hook roughly US size G (4mm)
Homework:
Using yarn of a single color, make three swatches as follows: Cast on 20 sts. Knit in stockinette for 4" (10 cm). Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 24" (60 cm) tail.