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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.
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.
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.
How To Crochet For Beginners 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). If you are left handed, you can watch her video here.
Donna explains how to hold the hook and the yarn, chain and single crochet stitches, turning and finishing off your work. Click Play above to view all 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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