As a reminder, here’s the anatomy of a crochet hook.
Make sure you put each stitch on the working area so it’s properly sized. Never end it with the loop on either the throat (it’ll be too tight) or way back on the thumb rest.
Turn the hook down while you pull it through.
Starting is Hard
When starting a project, your hands and hook will likely be in peculiar positions and they won’t follow the norms. That’s TOTALLY FINE.
One thing I do in the beginning is to hold the yarn tail and pull it down a bit. It’s a way to mimic the weight that the piece will get after working a few rows.
Give it a try! It makes things much easier for me.
I always say – it doesn’t matter how you create the stitch, but rather how the stitch looks when it’s done. So, in this case, function (the way the stitch looks) is more important than form (the way you make the stitch).
This is just a sampling of what’s in our Crochet 101 PDF!