Selecting What to Knit or Crochet
You can create almost anything imaginable using a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook–clothing, fashion accessories, plush toys, home décor. From traditional to trendy, there are literally thousands of knit and crochet patterns for afghans, sweaters, pillows, baskets, and more to suit your personal style and experience level.
Knit and crochet patterns come in four skill levels: beginner, easy, intermediate, and experienced (also called advanced). If you’re just learning how to knit or crochet, start with a beginner or easy pattern before moving on to an intermediate pattern. If you’re comfortable at the intermediate level, try expanding your skills with an experienced pattern.
For an easy way to get started knitting or crocheting, search for a project labeled as a kit. Kits contain both the pattern and yarn to complete the project. Not only does this save you from having to purchase the yarn separately, but it also ensures you’ll have enough yarn to finish the project.