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.


Tips for Left-Handed Knitters Who Want to Crochet

While I am right-handed, I grew up in a household where everyone else was left-handed, and I witnessed their struggle every day. However, when it came time to learn how to crochet, this situation came to be useful!  I sat opposite my mother and mimicked her steps as if looking in a mirror and caught onto the process easily. It can be difficult to how to crochet left-handed for beginners. Lefties will hold the hook in their left hand and use their right hand to hold the yarn and maintain tension.

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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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How to Treble Crochet

The treble crochet stitch is a slightly more involved double crochet stitch – if you can double crochet, you can learn how to treble crochet. The triple crochet stitch follows the same general format of the double, only instead of yarning over once before you start your stitch, you will yarn over twice. This double yarn over to start will add height to your stitches (which leads to a quicker project!).

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How to Teach Crochet to Beginners

Have you ever sat down to teach a loved one crochet and run into some hiccups through the process? Teaching isn’t always as intuitive as doing, so read this article to learn some of our favorite tips to teach crochet to anyone.

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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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How to Finger Crochet

Finger crochet is a great way to enjoy crochet when you don’t have a hook on hand (or, when your hook isn’t the right size for your yarn). It’s also a great way to teach crochet, since your fingers only have to focus on the mechanics of the stitches and not on how to hold the hook

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Triple Crochet Stitch

Triple Crochet, also known as Treble Crochet, is an extremely long stitch which makes for an open, lacy fabric that’s perfect for shawls and summer tops. The stitch takes a bit longer to do, but it covers a lot of ground quickly.

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