Crochenit Tips & Hints
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For your first project in Crochenit™, use two contrasting colors of yarn so you can clearly see your rows and stitches. As you become more experienced, experiment with two skeins of the same yarn in the same color, as well as yarns in different textures and weights. Just make sure the yarns you choose have the same cleaning requirements.
Holding the hook
Even if you normally crochet holding your hook like a fork or a pencil, hold the Crochenit™ hook like a knife as you learn. This makes your work go much faster and easier.
To keep yarn from tangling as you work with two skeins, place one skein on each side of you. The first time you turn your hook, turn it counterclockwise. Next time, turn it clockwise. Repeat.
Using the stoppers
Use the red and green stoppers to help you keep track of when you turn your hook and which end of the hook you work with on any row. As you turn your hook each time, remove the stopper and place it on the opposite end of the hook. Before you lay your work aside, work until you have loops on hook, turn hook, place the green stopper on the end of the hook with which you will begin the next time, and place the red stopper on the other end. Red means "Stop" and green means "Go." When you pick your work up again, you can start right away without having to figure out which end is the beginning. The stoppers also keep your work from sliding off your hook.