As with holding the hook, holding the yarn kind of falls into the “whatever works for you” category. Here are some tips:
- Yarn needs to flow smoothly and evenly
- The hand holding the yarn controls the tension or tightness of stitches
- Keep your hands as relaxed as you possibly can – they can cramp up or you can develop repetitive motion injuries
- If you already crochet, the yarn hand is pretty much the same
- The yarn-over action can be done many ways, via the right hand or the left hand, with different fingers or even the whole hand – again, whatever feels good to you.
Video Examples – watch what they do with the yarn and the hook:
- How to crochet a chain from Fiber Flux
- Tunisian Crochet: Foundation Row by Kim Guzman, crochetkim.com
- Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet by Toni Lipsey, TL Yarn Crafts – she doesn’t pick up the yarn until about 7 minutes & 3 seconds into the video, but the rest is great information about hooks, etc.