Using a latch hook

The following photos show how similar to crochet using a latch hook can be…

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First make these bullion chains.

Using a latch hook. The red chain is made by adding interest, by winding the yarn around the hook 5 times befor yarning over and pulling through. The green chain is  similar, but the yarn is wound around 10 times before yarning over and pulling through. There are 5 chains in between each ‘bump’.

Be creative and get used to experimenting with these chains.

What you can try….

Make really big bumps.

make a chain with different sized bumps.

make the bumps close together.

make long and short chains in between.

make a lumpy, bumpy scrumble.

Using a latch hook with beginners adds a new dimension in learning to crochet.

being able to use the hook to pull through a multiple of yarn overs adds

volume to easily made motifs.

Using the latch hook to make bullion stitches is a well used method by experienced crocheters. However, using a latch hook with beginners to make chains ,makes the idea of progressing straight onto bullion stitches, an easy way forward.

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Bullion Stitch

Please note that using a latch hook can for many beginners help them get started,as in making chains. However it is just as important to help them to master using a standard hook as soon as they are able.

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