Surface Crochet Photo Tutorial
Step by step photo tutorial on how to surface crochet like a professional #surfacecrochet #mandmcrochetdesignsphototutorial #crochettutorial
Surface crochet looks difficult, and the first time I had to do this technique I nearly died LOL, then I thought, Ok Melanie, you can do this. It is a bit tricky at first, and you need to get the angle of your work just right for you, and then you will be able to surface crochet like a professional.
Helpful hing: try to keep your stitches loose (but not too loose), and I find that if I go up one or half a hook size it looks fab! So if I am using a 4mm hook for the project, I use a 4.5mm hook to do the surface crochet.
The trick is to hold the tail of your yarn with your left hand (if you are right handed) and use your right hand to pull the loop through your work – the left hand will guide the yarn for you. BUT, very important, do not use the tail to make your loops, use the working end of your yarn, otherwise you won’t get far 🙂
I love overlay crochet, which is so much fun! However, if you are busy with a relatively plain pattern and want to add some pizzazz to your work, surface crochet is an AWESOME way to add texture, make work a bit prettier, and look super professional and you will impress all your crochet friends 😀