Sunday, July 26, 2009

How do you hold your yarn?

Be sure to read about the giveaways I’ve entered, at the end of this post.

Recently, Ann, of the Bella Crochet blog, had a post discussing how people hold their yarn or thread when they are crocheting. I do it differently than Ann and thought I’d share a photo of my hand, just like she did. It would be interesting to see how others do it.

I learned to knit and crochet from my grandmother when I was about six or seven years old. I am right handed and I hold it the same for crocheting and for knitting. Some people may do it differently for each.

I recently saw a video on youtube that, if I remember correctly, showed this way of holding the yarn and holding the needle(s) the same way that I do. The demonstrator said that this puts the least stress on the hands and fingers of all the different methods.  Unfortunately, I didn’t save that youtube URL and there are so many knitting videos on youtube!

I’ve also entered a few giveaways today. Here’s the details on them:

QuiltingB29’ Quilt Life is having a giveaway to celebrate her 100th post. She’s giving away eight fat quarters, a book by Marti Michell and a Quilt Journal. Go on over and enter!

Julie of Jaybird Quilts is giving away two giant pincushions to celebrate her newest moda bake shop tutorial. You can have a total of six chances to win!

Kim of Bitty Bits and Pieces is giving away a Charmed Gift Bag like the one she made for her newest moda bake shop tutorial. I have to make some of these bags! If you follow her so very organized point system, you can have up to 22 chances to win!

Have Fun!



  1. I think the most important thing is to find the hold that works best for each individual. It is so interesting to see how others do it! But I notice you do the "wrap" ( or "brake" as my Grandmother called it)around your index finger, so maybe it is the wrap itself that is important, not which finger you wrap it around. (And isn't it hard to get a good picture of your own hand?)

  2. This is very interesting. Now I hold my yarn totally differently from both of you. I think yarn holding is very individual. Have you started your socks yet?
    Thank you for letting us know about the giveaways.


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