This is a quick tutorial on how you can hold a crochet hook one-handed. I’m lucky enough to have a little strap to help hold the crochet hook to my amputee hand but this video shows how you can hold the hook against your knee, which will also work against a different surface.
You can see the full granny square tutorial and how I hold the hook with the strap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ-2SZNS6R0
If you would like to learn to knit one-handed:
Casting on one-handed – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6OyU0SM5rs
Knit stitch one-handed – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFajvNUzgPo
Holding yarn & tension one-handed – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPRtTgZZ7kg
I’m a recent convert to the world of knitting and crochet and although it was challenging at first, I’ve found ways around so that I can do it too.
I want to share my method and help any beginner one-handed knitters out there or those keen to give it a go but don’t think they can. Without further ado, below is my one-handed knit stitch tutorial – I hope it’s helpful!
Essentially my technique is to wrap the yarn around my elbow/amputee arm to hold it tight and keeping my right needle stationary under my armpit. The hardest bit is getting tension and finding a system that allows you to pull tight but keep a flow.
I’ll post a video soon on playing around with the yarn and tension as this video mostly focusses on how to do the knit stitch one handed.
Please let me know if you have any questions, this in’t the best view for learning, I just wanted to show it could be done and how.
If you’re missing your left hand, I would place the left needle under your arm and using the left handed (this seems contradictory but most knitting is ‘right-handed’ and I’m missing right hand) tutorial below you can follow my process but in reverse.
There are some useful links below, & a link to my casting on tutorial if you’re interested. Thanks for watching!
Beginner Knitting Tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONVQCK_-rKc&index=2
Left handed knitting:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b21msW3cS34&index=9
My One-handed Casting On Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6OyU0SM5rs
Yarn: Patons Big Fab – Green – John Lewis
Needles: 9mm Plastic
My blog: https://elisabethward04.com