Crochet is such an ideal craft. It can be so fulfilling. It can also be useful. The craft can even make you such wonderful accessories that you can share to family and friends, like hats, socks and scarves.
If you will choose a fashion accessory to give away to friends, the best choice is the scarf.
A scarf gives the perfect last detail in the outfit of a lady. It is simply a long and narrow piece of textile worn over the head or around the neck. It is very useful to keep the lady warm. It keeps the hair covered and clean especially during commute. It is even a great fashion accessory.
The wonders of a simple scarf are very much recognized that there are many people who ventured into manufacturing scarves. Knitted and crocheted garments, especially scarves, are important aspects of business in some countries.
Given the desirability of having a scarf, it is a must that every woman must have it, even you. It can even be a better idea to make that scarf yourself. Give it your own personal touch and your own details. Use whatever color will suit your taste. Make it extra longer. Making your own scarf can give you so much freedom and room for innovation.
At this point, you might want to consider learning more about crochet.
How the Craft of Crochet Came About
Many theories have come up as regards the history of crochet. Some believe that people early on have been doing this with the use of mere fingers. Some would say that it was plainly part of the sewing duties of a nun. Some even claim that it is part of rituals in the South America.
People can only speculate, still the exact origin of the crochet may remain a mystery.
It is worth mentioning however that the craft of crocheting had been a status symbol in the 16th century. Women members of the high society are the only ones who share the skill of crocheting. It was only in the 1800’s when the craft became accessible to majority of the public.
This craft then spread through many households and families. Women will often be found crocheting something for the household. The skill then is passed on from one generation to another, with the elders teaching the younger ones how to.
Some people would actually think that crocheting is something for the old person, or the old maid. However, this does not hold anymore today. People of all ages, from all walks of life can now crochet.
Another good thing about crocheting as a hobby is that it is not expensive. It is not taxing. All you need is to have the basic materials and dedicate a few minutes of your time for each day.
Learning How to Crochet
Before starting, be sure to have all the supplies needed, the crochet hook, the yarn and the pattern.
There are some basic matters to learn to start crocheting. All crochet designs start with a slip stitch and a chain of stitches. Thus this is the first step to learn. So it is best to learn this first step as well the rest of the various crochet and stitches.
Traditionally, someone in the family will teach a youngster how to crochet. Today, if there is no one in the household to ask for guidance, some people opt to enroll on craft classes.
Learn the lingo. Be familiar with the terms used in crochet, as well in the symbols or legends implemented. This will be very critical when you get crochet patterns and designs.
The next most important detail to make that masterpiece is to get the perfect pattern of a scarf.
Getting Great Crochet Scarf Patterns
There may be craft stores in your locality that offer patterns. However, the choices can be very limited in whatever stock they only have.
The next best stop is to go online. The Internet offers a wide variety of choices. There are endless lists out there. Some web sites offer instructions book with patterns for a value and will have it delivered to your doorstep.
There are sites that give e-books. This is a better option as you can easily get hold of that pattern in minutes, rather than wait for days before it gets delivered. It is more convenient too. All you have to do is to print the pattern and you can crochet wherever you please.
The best choice yet is to get that perfect crochet scarf for free. You can easily surf the net for web sites that offer free patterns. Simply type the keywords ‘free crochet scarf patterns’ in the search engine.
The results can lead you to numerous web sites. Simply click on a link and explore until you find one that best suits your taste.
You can also join discussion groups and forums to meet other people who are into crocheting also. This is one good way to meet friends and also to have someone to exchange tips with and even trade patterns with.
So, grab those crochet supplies now and hold on to a great scarf pattern. Happy crocheting to you!