Just starting with the art of Crocheting? Feeling difficulties in holding the Hook and Yarn? Are You Right-Handed? Well if you are right-handed, the first question you might ask is, how to hold Crochet Yarn Right Handed. Well, do not worry at all because that is what we are here for today, to help you get started with this beautiful art.

Grannie must have told you her famous ways of holding the Crochet Yarn and they are no doubt the best (Believe me, those are the best)

But if you are still confused, we will introduce you to the 2 most famous ways of holding the Crochet Yarn and Hook. The Knife Grip and The Pencil Grip.

We will get right onto it in a second but before that, it is important to note that there are tons of other ways to hold Crochet Yarn and Hook, we might even dive into those methods later on some time but for now, we bring you the 2 most easy and common ways to do it.

Without any further delay, let’s dive right into it:

The Knife Grip Crocheting Technique

If you are working with large hooks, then The Knife Grip is probably the best option that is going to suit you. Knife Grippers claim that this is the easiest method they have found and while some might disagree, we suggest you try both The Knife Grip and The Pencil Grip to see what works best for You.

In this particular method, most of the times you will use the hook with the left hand it will work from below and go up into the stitches just like the way you hold a knife, you will hold the hook in this case, and yarn in your right hand.

This method usually works best for left-handed people and is commonly known as the Reverse Knife Grip in which you will hold the hook in the left hand and Yarn in the right hand and go from left to right as shown in the image below:

How to Hold Crochet Yarn Right Handed

To crochet using The Knife Grip Method, hold the crochet hook in your left hand with your hand over the hook and with your index finger slightly extended to guide the hook. Hold your crochet art project in your right hand and make sure to regulate the yarn and the yarn tension.

The Pencil Grip Crocheting Technique

The Pencil Grip is given its name because in this method you will hold the hook, the same exact way as you hold your pen or paintbrush. If you are left-handed, you hold the pen in your left hand, and in this case, it would be a lot easier for you if you go this way.

All you have to do is hold the hook the same way you hold your pen with your left and keep regulating the yarn. To do this, follow the 2 simple steps:

  1. Hold the crochet hook with the thumb, index finger, and middle finger of your Left Hand.
  2. Hold your Crochet Art Project and start to regulate the yarn and yarn tension with your Right Hand.
How to Hold Crochet Yarn Right Handed

You can also use both hands to hold your Crochet Art Project with some of it in your right hand, and some held with your pinkie and fourth finger of your left hand. 

Some Tips Before You Go

Here are some tips for you before you start working on your Crochet Art Project:

  • Always use the less dominant hand for holding the yarn for your Art Project.
  • During your Crochet Art Project, the yarn hand is responsible for the feed of yarn to the project, this is the reason it is most important before starting crocheting to find the style which works best for you.
  • The hand in which you hold the yarn controls the yarn tension given to the yarn, and also determines how loose or tight your Art Project is going to be.

These tips may not be very clear for you at the moment but as you get a hold of them, you will start to understand the logic behind them.

End Remarks

We tried to cover the 2 most popular and easy ways to Crochet your next Art Project while trying to answer the question as to how to hold crochet yarn right-handed. But as we said earlier these are not the only two ways to crochet, there might other easier ways to Crochet which we are yet to discover. We keep trying to bring you the best of what is known to us and we keep researching new methods to keep you updated with the latest trends in this art.

Want to share with us your experience? Tell us in the comments.

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