Learn to Crochet

Do you want to learn a fun new hobby? Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet. It’s a great way to pass the time while you’re waiting for appointments or watching TV. You can make one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends, family, and yourself. Not only is it relaxing, but there are even health benefits associated with yarn crafts. It has been shown to help with anxiety, too!

It may seem intimidating at first, but don’t worry. Anyone can learn to crochet with enough time and patience. I’ve taught over fifteen people to crochet: children, adults, knitters, men, women, right-handers, left-handers, and even a few language barriers. Crochet is universal. If you want to learn it, you can!

I’ve compiled a list of crochet tutorials here so you can start from the beginning and work at your own pace. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some previous crochet experience, I hope this page will be helpful along your crochet journey.

 

Starting Out

Introduction

Crochet Hooks and Supplies: A rundown of the various styles of crochet hooks, plus what you’ll need to start learning.

Yarn!: Learn about the different types of yarn, plus a video tour of my yarn stash.

Keeping Tension: How to hold the yarn and hook

Frogging: This is another word for unraveling a crochet project.

Basic Stitches

Chain Stitch & Single Crochet: The first and easiest stitches to learn.

Half-Double Crochet: My favorite crochet stitch.

Double Crochet: One of the most common crochet stitches. Good for lots of projects.

Increasing and Decreasing: How to make your project get bigger or smaller.

Weaving in Ends: A necessary part of every project.

Reading Patterns

US vs. UK Crochet Terminology: Learn the difference between these two categories of crochet terms.

How to Read Crochet Patterns

How to Read Crochet Charts

Gauge: How to make sure your project ends up the right size.

Owls: An easy owl crochet pattern for beginners, in case you want to practice your new skills!

Intermediate Stitches & Techniques

Extended Stitches

Love Knot

Ribbing

Tunisian Crochet {Video Tutorial}

V-Stitch

Amigurumi 101

Granny Squares

 

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