How to: Pinhole Cast On Using a Crochet Hook

Knitting how to: Pinhole cast on with a crochet hook

Pinhole cast on is a good way to start knitting from the center, for example, for hats, toe-up socks, circles, and squares.

I really wanted to use this cast on, but I thought it was hard to do. But that was before I learned to do it with a crochet hook! Now it’s a breeze ๐Ÿ™‚

How to do the pinhole cast on for knititng from the centre and out

How to do the pinhole cast on

If you’re familiar with crocheting amigurumi you will see that the pinhole cast on done with a crochet hook is very familiar to start a crochet project with a magic ring.

  • Form your yarn end into a circle and hold it in your left hand. I like to wrap the yarn around my fingers rather then pincing the circle, because I think it’s easier to to hold on to this way.
  • Use the crochet hook to go into the circle from front to back, wrap your yarn and bring the loop with your back to the front.
  • Wrap your yarn around the hook again and pull the new loop through the first loop, this is your first stitch.
  • Keep creating more stitches in the same way until you have enough.

Or, if you’re familiar with crochet: it’s almost like making SC (single crochet) stitches into the ring, but instead of pulling through both loops on the hook you just pull through the first. Leaving a new loop on the hook for every stitch your make. If that make sense?

I guess it’s kind of hard to follow in just plain text so I have also made a video so you can see exactly how I do this.

Video: Pinhole cast on using a crochet hook

We all are different, some like to read instructions and some like to watch a video. I really enjoy making this type of short and simple knitting tutorial and try to make them as helpful as I can! Hope you like them ๐Ÿ™‚

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