Adaptive Crochet For the Legally Blind

By Rachel Choi – 5 Comments

I recently received an email from Sister Margaret Mary, a Crochet Spot reader, who uses an adaptive method for crocheting because she is legally blind. She made a nice video demonstrating the method she uses while crocheting a variety of stitches. After watching the video, I was able to relate to a lot of the tips that she provided, although I am not legally bind. The tips can be use by anyone who crochets, and if you do have trouble seeing your stitches for whatever reason (forgetting your glasses, dim lighting, etc.) then this video is worth checking out:

Do you have trouble seeing your crochet stitches? Do you use an adaptive method to crochet? Join the conversation in the comments below!

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  1. Hilda Erro says:

    Thank you very much for this video! I love crocheting and I´ve always wonderd about the possibility of keep crocheting if I went blind. Big hug to you: Hilda, from Argentina

  2. Helen says:

    This is priceless!!!! One of the concessions we al have to make in growing older is to get corrective lenses in some form But I ceased complaining when I realized my lack of acute eyesight could be corrected,,,, Thanks Rachel for providing all of us with this very useful information SMILE

  3. Cami says:

    This is amazing!!!!!!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Oh wow!. This is how I used to crochet when I first taught myself out of a book. That was over 40 years ago. I had no one to show me any other way until after I was married and our pastor’s wife showed me how to hold my yarn and hook. It’s so nice to see that my old way of crocheting, which made many a hat, toy and even a sweater for myself in high school can be something I go back to should I ever lose my sight.

    Thank you!

  5. Bethany Rose says:

    I have been completely blind all my life, and sometimes that makes it hard to know if my work is turning out right. I’m teaching myself to crochet, which is interesting, since a lot of tutorials depend heavily on photos to provide instruction. If a sighted person is here, he or she can compare photos accompanying patterns with my work. One extremely useful tip is to use variegated yarns instead of working color changes. If I do need to use separate colors, I make sure that someone double-checks my color choices.

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