Knooking / Sträkeln Beginner's Guide - Knitting with the crochet hook
- Basics and instructions for Knooking
- Cast on stitches
- Rights, normal stitches
- Right folded
- Left, normal stitches
- Crossed left
- Smooth right pattern / pearl pattern
- Bind off the knitting piece
Knooking or crocheting is a combination of knitting and crocheting, so it's just the thing for die-hard self-makers and DIY fans. In this basic guide we will show you how to combine both handicrafts. Step by step you will learn how to knit stitches, knit a smooth pattern and then chain it off.
If you combine the advantages of knitting and crocheting, the result is: Knooking. That's why this newly created manual technique is currently so trendy. The motto: You get a nice knitting pattern, but only have to fight with a needle.
Note: Knooking is usually quicker than knitting, but slower than crocheting.
Basics and instructions for Knooking
- Knooking needle
The most important thing in stripping is the crochet hook. This has the well-known hook of a crochet hook at the top and an eyelet at the bottom. In contrast to the traditional crochet hook this hook is a little bit longer and narrower. Through the eyelet at the other end a wool thread is pulled, which is used as a holding thread and "second knitting needle" in every second round.
For the knooking you can use any wool you would like. However, needle size and wool strength should be close to each other. If the yarn is too thin and the needle too thick, stripping will be very difficult for you, as well as vice versa.
Tip: If possible, use a smooth yarn that will not fray very quickly. Due to the constant pulling out of the thread this is very stressed. If he fringes too much, it makes it harder to work out. But no problem: the tether can be easily exchanged with a new one.
For our basic instructions, two different colored wool yarns and one needle are sufficient.
Cast on stitches
Step 1: Thread a piece of wool yarn, which you want to use as a holding thread (red), through the eyelet of the knooking needle. Pull the needle directly into the middle of the thread. Then the two ends are knotted together.
Important: The thread must not be too short. Otherwise, you will not be able to crochet without dropping the stitches.
Step 2: First, make a loop (blue) at the thread end of the knitting yarn. These are then used to guide the stroller needle. The loop is then tightened on the needle.
3rd step: Now crochet an air chain. To do this, get the thread with the hook and pull it through the loop. Repeat this until the chain has reached the desired length of your knit.
Step 4: Now the individual stitches are struck. We show you this step once for the normal knitting method, for which the yarn must be taken from below. Hook the hook into the first air mesh next to the needle. Then you get the thread from below with the crochet hook and pull it through the air mesh. The loop now comes to rest on the needle. The first stitch is taken. Continue on all other air meshes. In the end you should have as many stitches on the needle as you have previously crocheted mesh.
Step 5: Now pull out the Knooking needle so that the struck stitches come to rest on the tether.
The start for your first Knooking piece is done. Now you can continue to work at will. How that works, we show you now.
Rights, normal stitches
Now we'll show you how to make simple right stitches:
1st step: The thread (blue) lies behind the piece of knitting. Now pierce with the Knooking needle from the right side into the first stitch.
Step 2: Now get the thread with the hook from below and pull it through the loop.
Step 3: Repeat this with all other stitches in the previous row.
4th step: Now pull out the holding thread (red) from the previous row completely.
Step 5: Then also pull the needle out of the newly spun row of stitches and push this stitch onto the holding thread.
Now you can knuckle right stitches!
Right-hand stitched stitches are strung as follows:
Step 1: First drive the Knooking needle through the first stitch. The thread is behind the piece of knitting.
Step 2: Now pick it up with the needle and pull it through the first stitch. The thread comes to rest as a loop on the needle.
Step 3: Repeat this process for all other stitches.
Step 4: Then pull the tether from the previous course.
Step 5: For the next row of right-hand stitched stitches, the crochet hook will be pulled through all stitches so that they are back on the tether. The next rows are now simply further crocheted as described in steps 2 and 3.
Now you have learned how to crochet right hand interlaced stitches!
Left, normal stitches
Now you will learn how to make simple, left-hand stitches:
Step 1: The thread (blue) is in front of the piece of knitting. With the hook of the crochet hook, move from the left into the first stitch and push the entire lace from the left through the stitch.
Step 2: Turn the needle forward and pull the thread through the loop from below .
3rd step: Now all other stitches in the row are strung together.
4th step: Afterwards, the holding thread (red) is pulled out of the previous row.
Step 5: Now also pull the crochet needle out of the course and push the stitches onto the tether. The next row can now begin.
Now you've learned how to knack simple, left-hand stitches.
Of course, this also works very easy with left-hand stitched stitches:
Step 1: Drive the crochet needle through the first stitch on the tether. The thread is meanwhile in front of the piece of knitting.
Step 2: Pass the needle onto the thread, then wrap it around the hook and pull the thread through the loop from below .
Step 3: Continue to work the entire row in this way. All stitches are then on the needle.
4th step: Now the tether is pulled out through the stitches of the previous row.
5th step: Then pull the crochet hook out of the stitches so that they are back on the thread and you can continue to cook.
Now you can knuckle left-hand stitched stitches!
Smooth right pattern / pearl pattern
The smooth, right pattern and the pear pattern are two sides of a medal. Your piece of knitting has a smooth pattern on one side and a pear pattern on the other side.
A smooth pattern, or pear pattern, consists of alternating one row of left and one row of right stitches, which we have already presented above. Depending on which variant, the normal or the entangled way, you better hand, these are now always alternately strung row by row.
Knock the first row of stitched stitches to the left, where the thread lies in front of the piece and is pulled from below. The next row is then crocheted on the right, where the thread lies behind the piece and is pulled from the top.
The result now looks like this:
One side of the knit shows only small V-stitches, while the other side has small beads, the so-called pearlescent pattern.
Note: Once you have forgotten which stitches to crochet in the next round, do this trick: point the V-stitches at you and crochet your right stitches. If you see the page with the pearl pattern, knuckle left stitches.
Bind off the knitting piece
To complete your crocheted work, the stitches must be chained off. Here's how to do it the best way:
Step 1: Use the crochet hook to drive through the first two stitches from the right.
Step 2: Depending on where the thread (blue) is currently located, pick it up or down. If the thread is in front of the piece, get it from below. If he lies behind the mesh, he is brought from above. Pull the thread through the two stitches.
3rd step: Now you only drive from the right into the next stitch and pick up the thread again. Pull the thread through both stitches on the needle.
4th step: Repeat step 3 for all remaining stitches of the previous row.
5th step: Finally, the tether is pulled out of the stitches and the piece is finished.
Step 6: Cut the thread off and pull it through the last stitch remaining on the needle - done!
Now you know all the basic knowledge you need for simple knooking pieces. Have fun!