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Crochet chopsticks - video tutorial for beginners

  • Video tutorial for beginners
  • Crochet half sticks
  • Crochet (whole) chopsticks
  • Crochet double sticks
  • relief chopsticks
    • stabbed from the front
    • stabbed from behind
  • All chopsticks in comparison

It does not take much to crochet - some wool and a crochet hook and you're ready to go. Start with us if you are a newcomer. In this manual we show one of the most important basics that you need for crocheting: crochet chopsticks. In addition to air mesh and fixed stitches, chopsticks are an essential part of many crochet patterns. Here we provide a detailed video tutorial, as well as other important information for crocheting various chopsticks.

The stick itself is a raised, strong stitch on stilts. Depending on the crochet you can distinguish different sticks. Below we will show what they look like.

Video tutorial for beginners

Here we show each step exactly and in detail for post-crochet.

At the beginning, you will need a base to crochet a stick - this can be a set of solid loops, an air chain, or a row of sticks. We show the crochet of different sticks on a series of air meshes.

Air mesh chain

For the chain of stitches, make a loop with the working thread, through which you guide the crochet hook. Then simply pull the working thread with the needle through the loop on the needle. A detailed description and more tips on air mesh can be found here: Air Mesh

Now we show you the different chopsticks and how a series of these looks like. You will see, the rods differ in their height.

Crochet half sticks

As the name implies, this is about half a stick. Since one takes as a starting point the stick, this half-stick is therefore only half as high as a normal whole stick. For half a stick you will need 2 air stitches as riser stitches to start a new row. One can say that two air meshes are about as high as half a stick.

For half a stick, get an envelope on the crochet hook and then stab into the next stitch. Then get the thread through the loop. There are now 3 stitches on the needle. The work thread is pulled by half the stick through all three stitches.

This is how a row looks like with half sticks.

Half chopsticks

Crochet (whole) chopsticks

Now the star of the manual, which is all about everything: the whole, normal or even simple chopsticks. This height is twice as high as half the stick. To start a series with chopsticks you need 3 ascending air meshes . Thus, 3 air meshes are about as high as a stick.

For the whole stick, you get an envelope on the needle and stab in the next stitch. You bring the thread through this mesh. There are now three loops on the loop. Now the thread is taken and pulled only through the first two loops. Now there are 2 loops on the needle. Get the thread again and pull it through these loops .

This is how a row looks like with chopsticks.

(whole) chopsticks

Crochet double sticks

The double stick is about twice as high in height as a whole stick. For the beginning of a series of double sticks, crochet 4 risers . This means 4 air meshes are about as high as a double rod and can replace it.

For a double stick, at the beginning pick up two envelopes on the needle, insert into the next stitch and get the working thread through. So now there are 4 loops on the crochet hook. Now get the work thread and pull it through the first two loops on the needle, left are 3 loops. The thread is retrieved again and pulled through the next two loops, left are 2 loops. Now the work thread is retrieved a third time with the hook and pulled through both loops.

This is what a row of double sticks looks like.

double rods

Once you understand the principle of "double sticks", you can do a lot more with them. You now have the tools to crochet triple and quadruple sticks. For triple sticks, get three envelopes on the needle at the beginning. For quadruple sticks, it is logically four. The loops are gradually crocheted in twos. Of course, you have to adjust the number of ascending air meshes accordingly:

  • triple sticks - 5 ascending air meshes
  • fourfold sticks - 6 ascending air meshes

More information about double sticks we have here for you: double sticks

relief chopsticks

The relief stick itself can be either half, whole or double sticks. Important in this crochet is only the puncture site. You can pierce the Reliefstäbchen both from the front, as well as from behind. The stick is crocheted around the stick of the previous row and not into a stitch.

Important for crocheting relief sticks: these can only be crocheted on a set of half, regular or double sticks.

stabbed from the front

Relief sticks from the front

stabbed from behind

Reliefstäbchen from behind

If you prick relief sticks from the front in each row: the pattern always alternates between front and back.

If you prick relief sticks from behind in each row: the pattern always alternates between front and back.

If you prick relief sticks alternately row by row from the front and from behind: the crochet piece will have a front and a back.

Further tips and hints to relief sticks can be found here: Reliefstäbchen

All chopsticks in comparison

Here you can see at a glance how the heights of the sticks differ and what relief sticks are.

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