Would you love to learn how to Crochet? We’ve got a fantastic collection of tips and cheat sheets for you plus beginner patterns!
Whether you’re an absolute beginner at Crochet or looking to improve your techniques you’ll love this collection of How to Crochet for Beginners tutorials.
We’ve included a left-handed beginner’s crochet tutorial too and lots of easy beginner’s Patterns to get you started, plus video tutorials.
Be sure to scroll our page and check out all the tips and techniques and don’t forget to Pin your favorites.
Our post includes some very handy Crochet Cheat Sheets, how to finish off Crochet edges quickly and easily, tips on reading a Crochet Pattern, best types of yarns and weights plus different pattern terms and the most common basic stitches used.
We know you’ll get hooked once you start! Don’t miss the gorgeous beginner patterns with detailed step by step instructions and photos.
Crochet Cheat Sheet via Happily Ever After Crafted
You’ll sound like an expert once you’re learned the basic stitch terms and tips on this handy Crochet Cheat Sheet! It shows the full stitch name plus the abbreviation used for the stitch on most patterns and also how to make the stitch.
Learn how to crochet easy Basics via Naztazia
How To Crochet Right Hand Video
We’ve found lots of easy to follow video tutorials to help you learn the basics on how to crochet. Here’s the first one from Donna Wolfe of Naztazia – easy basics for absolute beginners (right handed). Donna explains how to hold the hook and the yarn (the left handed video is below), chain and single crochet stitches, turning and finishing off your work. Simply click Play above to view all the details ⇑
Learn how to crochet for Left-Hand Beginners via Naztazia
How To Crochet Left Hand Video
We haven’t forgotten our left-handed community members – you can view the video tutorial for left handed beginners by clicking Play above ⇑
It includes a simple free pattern to make a dishcloth.
Buying your first Crochet Hook via Hi Jenny Brown
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 via Look at what I made
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 to Z of Crochet Book via Amazon
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
Easy Crochet Stitch FREE Patterns for Beginners via Meladora’s Creations
You’ll be able to impress your friends and family in no time at all with this informative guide on the most commonly used Crochet Stitches and they’re all easy FREE Patterns!
You’ll learn Moss, Butterfly, Angel Stitch and more.
How to crochet a Granny Square for Beginners via Bella Coco
Granny Square Crochet Video Tutorial
The Granny Square is a very popular crochet stitch and it’s the basis for many popular 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.
The Crocheter’s guide to troubleshooting patterns via Fresh Stitches
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 —> Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
Crochet Cheat Sheet via Oombawka Design
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.
How to read Crochet Patterns via All Free Crochet
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.
Crochet Tunisian Stitch via Mary Jane’s Mary Janes
The Tunisian Crochet Stitch is one that you’ll love to learn and use. It’s a very popular stitch that’s very versatile and it includes a mix of knitting and crochet- but don’t worry, you don’t need any knitting skills.
All you need is a Tunisian Crochet Hook (also called an Afghan Hook) which is a slightly longer hook.
How to crochet Apache Tears Free Pattern via Sarah London
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.
Easy Crochet Pillow Free Pattern via The Craft Patch
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 could use leftover yarn scraps to make it. All you need is a chain, single crochet and turn!
5 Simple and Stunning Crochet Edges Free Tutorial via Craftsy
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.
How to Crochet Introduction via Tip Junkie
Once you start using your new found crochet skills there’ll be no stopping you! This collection of bright colorful blankets and throws is sure to get you inspired. They’ll make great gifts too!
Crochet Beginner Baby Blanket FREE Pattern via Aesthetic Nest Blanket
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 which has been massively pinned —>
It’s part of our popular Crochet Cheat Sheets collection which has been massively pinned —> view here