Before you watch the video, I want to talk about some things I didn’t mention in the video. I’ve had a few people ask me about my choice of needle size. I generally choose a smaller hook than what is typically recommended for the yarn weight. The reason I do this is to make sure that the stitches are nice and tight so the carried yarn doesn’t show through.
For example, if you look up “yarn weight chart,” you should find charts that explain what each weight is generally used for, and recommended hook sizes. Both of the projects that I’m working on right now are made of worsted weight yarn. For worsted weight yarn, it’s recommended that you should use at least a size I-9 hook (5.5 mm) But in the video below, I’m using a size G-6 hook, which is 4 mm.
What I would recommend when choosing a hook size is to go a couple sizes under what is recommended, try it out and see if it’s both comfortable and if it hides the carried yarn. If you have those two things, I would say you’re good to go. (Of course, hook size will affect the overall size of your work, so keep that in mind, too.)
With all that in mind, go ahead and check out the video. I hope it’s helpful for you and that it brings you at least one step closer to comfortable crocheting.