Beginner Crochet

So, you want to learn more about crochet? You’ve come to the right place! As a beginner, you might be wondering where to start and these free beginner crochet stitches are the perfect way to get you crocheting. You’ll also find tips for beginners, free crochet tutorials, and a master crochet abbreviations list that you’ll definitely want to keep handy.


How to Wind Yarn into a Cake Tutorial

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter, and I love to play around with new and exciting yarns. In the last few years, the availability of independent yarns has exploded. Every crocheter now has more access to hand-dyed yarns, handspun yarns, and yarns imported in small batches than ever before.

One thing that crocheters may find intimidating

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UK to US Crochet Terms: Exploring Our Differences

Rather upsettingly I hadn’t known that there were different types of crochet terminology. Being British my mum and Nana had taught me what they knew, which was UK terms, and now I was entering an eye-opening realm of familiar-named stitches meaning one thing to me and something entirely different to others!

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Crochet Abbreviations and Special Stitches

This is our growing list of crochet abbreviations and special stitches that are used in our patterns. Any linked stitch in this list will take you to a page of patterns that utilize that stitch so this page is an on-going resource that will continue to be updated with new stitches and new links to patterns. We hope you find this list useful!

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Should You Make a Crochet Gauge Swatch: Yes or No?

If you’ve been crocheting for a little bit, you’ve probably come across a pattern that demands you to CHECK YOUR GAUGE or one that says GAUGE IS IMPORTANT FOR THIS PATTERN. And, if you’re like me, you might have just glossed over that part only to realize, halfway through your project, that your WIP is too huge or too small and now you’re kicking yourself. How could this have happened? How could you have avoided this? Gauge swatching, my friends.

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Is Crochet Better than Knitting?

Have you tried knitting an thought to yourself, “man, crochet is so much better than knitting.”? Or are you a seasoned knitter who picked up crochet and never looked back? Or do you crochet and knit equally and have some interesting feedback on the differences and similarities between these two crafts? We hear you!

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Crocheting for Charity: What You Need To Know

I, like many crocheters, enjoy making charity projects. In the past, I would participate in charity crochet-a-longs online and ship my creations to organizations throughout the country and the world. With rising postage costs, more and more crocheters are looking for ways to contribute their crocheting talent locally. Luckily, it’s easier than you think to find local charities that accept handmade projects.

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