Did you know it actually does matter which way you insert your crochet hook into your project? If you drop your hook – or even if you have stopped for the day and you have used a stitch marker to mark your place – when you return to your project and insert your hook to begin to crochet there is actually a “right” way and a “wrong” way to do this!
Crochet Tip of the Week | Hook Placement
Your working yarn should be resting on the front of the hook, while the yarn attached to your crochet project itself should be located on the backside of your hook.
- to maintain your gauge
- to ensure there is no extra ‘twist’ in your stitch
To make it easier to understand here are a couple visuals – I work best with images – I’m sure there are others who are the same!
Crochet Tip: The Right Way to Insert Your Hook
When the working yarn is resting on the front of your hook it makes it easy to maintain your gauge. This allows you to make the same sized stitches easily and to adjust the tension by pulling the working yarn end.
Crochet Tip | The Wrong Way to Insert Your Crochet Hook
When the working yarn is behind the hook and behind the stitch you are trying to create it becomes more difficult to control your tension – you are more likely to have a super tight stitch or a loose stitch in this scenerio. You may also notice a slight difference to the finished stitch – especially if it is located mid-row between other stitches which are the same (i.e. a row of single crochet stitches).
I hope this tip is helpful to you 🙂