TENSION, IT IS IMPORTANT

This type of tension is okay, it is not the destructive emotion πŸ™‚

Tension in crochet is important, one of the first things you need to learn when you start to crochet is to know what type of tension you want for the type of yarn/thread you are using.

As I have mentioned before, I tend to crochet with Β “high tension” or tight, because I worked mostly with thread but as I have transitioned to yarn I have had to tell my brain that it is okay to be relaxed. to not work that tight.

Yarn needs less tension to look good and add softness while with thread if your tension is too loose your work will look “sloppy” so try to keep the same tension through your work to get the best results.

So next time, when Β you want to start a project consider what type of tension is best for your work and choose the best hook size to achieve that tension.

Okay, that was a little Crochet 101 for the beginners πŸ™‚

I will post Day 4 of our road trip later on.

So, what are you doing today? are you on track??

This is all for now, Stay Focused and Inspired!!! See You soon..

 

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Comments

  1. I crochet with too tight a tension. When the yarn starts squeaking I know it is time to relax more.

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  2. erinleigha says:

    So true. I just made a slouchy hat with CRDC stitches and apparently had pulled them too tight. It didn’t come out with quite enough slouch. lol. At least I don’t think that it did. My father disagrees. I’ll probably share it at some point next week.

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    • slouchy beanies yes, definitely need to be loose, but if your Dad disagrees, then it’s all good…Do Not Unravel!! lol πŸ™‚

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      • Erin and Sky says:

        Yeah I won’t undo it. I think I am just going to make a scarf and some gloves to go with it and give it away as a gift. I just think that it’s not my style and that’s why I don’t think it looks good on me. Oh well. I found a nice newsboy cap with the same stitch as a replacement. πŸ™‚

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  3. I definitely have to focus more on my tension when crocheting. I tend to get too relaxed after a bit causing my piece to get way out of shape. It really is an important thing πŸ˜‰

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