How To Hold the Crochet Yarn

To ensure a smooth crochet, we usually control the tension of the yarn on our dominant hand, and we've collected the three dominant ways of holding the yarn, so choose the one you're comfortable with.

Three popular ways to control the yarn

Pinkie-wrap Method

  • Wrap the yarn around your pinky finger and pull it out upward.
  • Pull it up between the index and middle fingers.
  • The thumb and middle finger can pinch the yarn to control the tension.
  • The back looks like this.

Index-finger Wrapping Method

  • Take the yarn and pull it up between your pinky and ring finger.
  • Extend it to the index finger and wrap it around
  • The thumb and middle finger can pinch the yarn to control the tension.

Finger Pinch

  • Take the yarn and pull it up between your pinky and ring finger.
  • Control the tension by pulling the yarn and holding it between your thumb and forefinger.

TipChoose what is comfortable for your dominant hand. Maybe you don't like any of the three, that's okay, you can explore your own way of holding the yarn, a relaxed hold can be soothing to your crochet as well.  Choose the right yarn to start your crochet project.

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