Learn to Crochet

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Learn to Crochet

Learn to crochet with our easy to follow video tutorials – we’ll take you from the very beginning and show how to hold your hook, through basic stitches, how to keep your work straight, and how to create a gauge swatch. Whether you’re completely new to the craft, or looking for a refresher, these tutorials are a great resource for all stitchers.

How to hold your hook

This video demonstrates two of the most common ways to hold a crochet hook, the pencil grip, and the knife grip. Learning to hold a crochet hook is one of the very first steps in learning to crochet. There is no one correct way to hold your hook; use whatever method is comfortable and works for you!

Foundation Chain Stitch

This tutorial demonstrates how to work a crochet chain and how to work stitches into this foundation chain to begin a crochet project. Learning to create a foundation chain is the first step in most crochet patterns.

Single Crochet

This tutorial demonstrates how to work rows of the single crochet stitch commonly abbreviated as “sc” (U.S. terminology). The single crochet stitch is one of the most commonly used stitches in crochet and often the first stitch a new crochet will learn. A fabric of all single crochet stitches is quite dense which makes it a great stitch for bags, toys and anything requiring stability.

Double Crochet

This tutorial demonstrates how to work rows of the double crochet stitch commonly abbreviated as “dc” (U.S. terminology). The double crochet stitch is one of the most commonly used stitches and is the primary stitch used in the ever-popular granny square.

Half Double Crochet

This tutorial demonstrates how to work rows of the half double crochet stitch commonly abbreviated as “hdc” (U.S. terminology). The half double crochet is taller than the single crochet stitch and shorter than the double crochet stitch.

Slip Stitch

This tutorial demonstrates how to work the crochet slip stitch, commonly abbreviated as “sl st”. Slip stitches are frequently used to move your working yarn from one area of your work to another without creating a visible stitch or cutting and rejoining the yarn.

How to Keep your work straight

This video demonstrates actions to take while crocheting in rows to keep your side edges straight and even. It’s common for beginner crocheters to accidentally add or miss stitches at the beginning and end of rows, resulting in angled or bumpy side edges. Learn tips to keep on the straight and narrow.

Crochet Gauge Swatch

This tutorial demonstrates how to create and measure a gauge swatch to ensure the most accurate results in a finished crochet project. A gauge swatch ensures the most accurate results in a finished crochet project. Matching the gauge quoted in a pattern is important to ensure your finished project will end up the correct size.

4 Comments

  1. I am a beginner, and learned so much from your blog. Thank you so much.

  2. I am a “Casual Crocheter”, probably in the Beginner/Intermediate stage. I have done some Tunisian patterns and made an Entrelac queen size spread. The Tunisian stitch is very “dense” and produces a nice warm winter blanket. I’d like to make a lighter version using a Tunisian double crochet stitch, larger block, entrelac style. Do you know of a pattern or example that would show this?

    Thanks,
    Steve

  3. these are the best video instructions I have ever come across. very clear and precise. thank you

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