Hey Everyone! 😊
Let’s talk Tension today! We’ll also delve in to the world of the Crochet Business and find out if YOU could make a living out of our quirky little passion.
Summer life seems to have gotten in the way of the blog this last couple of months! But I’m back & on the ball now. 😊
When I say Summer life, what I mean is that I’ve been busy learning my craft amongst other things!
I don’t mean actual Crochet, I know how to do that. (maybe!) But all the things that run in the background…. swapping this website to a new Host for a start ~ what a fun few days I had there! I do hope you all like the ‘New Look’, let me know if you do ~ let me know if you don’t!
So Let’s Talk Tension!
In the 2 samples below, I used a #5 Chunky Yarn, I used a 7mm Hook.
There’s 10 sts, 7 rows of sc BLO in both samples.
THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME!
The only difference between the 2 samples is that the larger one on the left is how I work usually. Barely any tension on the yarn, I don’t wrap the yarn around fingers, it slides between my pinky & ring finger, over my index finger & onto the hook.
The smaller sample was with me wrapping the yarn and working with a really tight tension.
It was awful, I felt quite angry as I was working with tension & yanking the yarn through the loops with the hook! Afterwards, I actually had a tense headache too. My shoulders felt taut, my wrists ached and I had that deep groove across my index finger from the yarn – that’s the first time I’ve ever had that!!
But it’s a good experiment for you all if you are having trouble meeting gauge with a pattern. The tightly worked piece feels rough, solid, stiff.
I can almost balance it on its edge too, it’s that solid & unforgiving! The looser sample is soft and squishy. I know that a blanket made with it will wrap up even the most delicate of skins in a cloud of creamy supple comfort. 💜
So, the next time you see a groove in your index finger, or the work feels rough & tight, loosen up!
Crochet is meant to be relaxing – So Relax!!
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And that’s it from me right now!
Thanks for reading – Join me next time!
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