The Art of Latch Hook

I do not know how many of you will be aware of latch hook as it is not a craft seen much within popular media and practice - I was only made aware of it when raiding my Gran’s cupboards, the treasure trove of all crafting fantasies. However hard this craft may seem, I guarantee that it is idiot-proof (hence my immediate attraction to it!), it is an effortless undertaking that produces a seemingly professional product. 

 Throughout this article I will establish a step-by-step guide to using your kits to accompany your future makes. 

1. As you can see, in the kit you are given strands of the different colours that make up your chosen design. WARNING: try not to lose them as the kit doesn’t always come with spare strands, and you will find them EVERYWHERE when released into the world, trust me.

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2. Rest the latch hook, hook facing up, onto the midpoint of your designated strand.

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3. Fold the strand up and around the latch hook, ensuring that both sides of the yarn strand match equally in length on both sides.

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4. Now push your latch hook through the canvas aida grid- a beginners grid usually comes painted in order to help you discern which yarn colour goes where.

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5. You should push it through to a substantial length (as shown), so that you are then able to.

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6. Hook the top of the strands into your latch hook. The hook will then close as you pull it back through the canvas grid that your hook came through.

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7. This will knot the yarn strands onto the grid and create the final product as shown.

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8. You repeat this process throughout the entirety of the canvas, using this same technique and grid guide.

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Although it might seem hard and complicated now, you will be a latch hook-pro by the very end, with a beautiful product that will boast your new crafting prowess. 

Gift it, keep it, sell it - it is up to you, but with a whole new crafting technique under you belt, it adds a new skill to your Nora and Luna repertoire.

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Proceeding from cheapest to more expensive, I have listed some ideas on where you could find your new starter kits online:

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/flamingo-latch-hook-kit/621008-1000

https://www.readicut.co.uk/rugs/wonderart-latch-hook-rug-kits.html

https://www.etsy.com/uk/market/latch_hook_kit

https://www.sewandso.co.uk/category/clh-latch-hook#facets=|9

This last link includes bundles of singular coloured yarn for any losses or mishaps as mentioned in instruction no.1.

Becki ParkerComment