Whether you’re a Crochet beginner, or looking to improve your techniques, you’ll love this collection of How to Crochet for Beginners Tutorials that we have rounded up.
Our post includes some handy Crochet Cheat Sheets, how to finish off Crochet edges, tips on reading a Crochet Pattern, best types of yarns and weights plus different pattern terms.
You’ll love the gorgeous beginner patterns with detailed step by step instructions and photos either.
This handy Crochet Cheat Sheet from Happily Ever After Crafted, it shows the full stitch name, plus the abbreviation used for the stitch on most patterns and also how to make the stitch.
How To Crochet For Beginners Video
We’ve included this excellent crochet video from Naztazia who is very good at explaining the basics. You will find that you will be able to follow along. This video is for right handed crocheters. If you are left handed, you can watch her video here.
Donna explains how to hold the hook and the yarn and create chain and single crochet stitches. It’s a great introduction to Crochet. Click Play above to view the details ^
This handy infographic from Jenny Brown will save you time and money, plus stress! It sets out very simply and clearly what type and size of Crochet Hook you’ll need.
Be sure to check out the popular Best Selling Ergonomic Hooks below too, they’re very good value and will also make a great gift.
US and UK Crochet terminology and stitches differ so it’s important to understand the differences so that you can adjust any easy pattern to suit. Dedri has many informative infographics on her site plus patterns and tutorials.
A-Z Of Crochet Book
You’ll love this handy A to Z of Crochet Book and it will make a great gift for beginners or even advanced crocheters. It’s available as a paperback book or kindle and is very affordable. You can purchase here
You’ll be able to impress your family and friends in no time at all with this informative guide on the most commonly used Crochet Stitches that are FREE Patterns.
You’ll learn Moss, Butterfly, Angel Stitch and more and they are perfect for Beginners.
Granny Square Crochet Video Tutorial
The Granny Square is a very popular crochet stitch and it’s the basis for many patterns. Once you’ve mastered it, you can make blankets, cushion covers, throw rugs and many more beautiful projects. It’s a perfect beginner project. We have included this video tutorial from Bella Coco. Click Play above to view now ^
Stacey from Fresh Stitches has kindly put together this handy guide to help you understand patterns. It explains how to read stitch counts. She also shows you how to measure gauge which is crucial for many patterns.
Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
When did you last upgrade your Crochet Hooks? Check out our collection of Best Selling Ergonomic Hooks that are super affordable and also have comfortable Rubber Handles to reduce Wrist Pain. They’re conveniently color coded by hook size. Get yours here
Be sure to Pin this handy Crochet Cheat Sheet too! One simple tip to remember (in US terms) is that the frontmost loop can be found on any crochet stitch equal to or larger than half double crochet (hdc).
The front loop is always the one closest to you whether you’re working on the right or wrong side.
Learning how to read Crochet Patterns is easy even if you’re a novice crocheter. Patterns are read from left to right just like a book and once you’ve learned the basic terms and stitches you’ll find it becomes second nature.
There is an excellent article on All Free Crochet that will teach you all the best tips.
The Tunisian Crochet Stitch is one that you’ll love to learn and use. It’s a very popular stitch that’s versatile and includes a mix of knitting and crochet. You don’t need knitting skills.
This ‘Apache Tears’ looks stunning yet it’s an easy Free Pattern that can be used by beginners. It’s ideal for a blanket and you can customize the size simply by working as 8 dc, 6 dc or 4 dc. You can get the full details on Sarah London
A Crochet Throw Pillow is another super simple beginner Free pattern that you’ll enjoy making. It will look lovely decorating your home and takes very little time.
You can also use leftover yarn scraps for this project. All you need is a chain, single crochet and turn. Find details on The Craft Patch Blog.
Finishing off the edges of your crochet project is really important and it doesn’t have to be difficult! The edging is worked directly onto the crochet, so there’s no sewing needed.
Take your pick from the easy Block Edging, Shell, Picot, Crab or Blanket Stitch. You can get all the details on Craftsy.
This chunky Baby Blanket will keep any little one warm and snuggly. The pattern uses 3 types of Bulky Yarn and just 2 stitches, ch (chain) and sc (single crochet). It would be perfect for a Baby Shower gift and sure to be treasured.
It’s easy to work out how much Yarn you need with this simple infographic. It shows the amounts needed for the main types of yarn and crochet hook sizes. It’s part of our popular Crochet Cheat Sheets collection and you can view here