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.

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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What To Do About Knots in the Middle of Your Skein

Knots in the middle of a skein. Aren’t those just the worst? Yes. And they always do seem to be in the very worst place of the project. It’s annoying and frustrating. Maybe you’re thinking there is a lack of quality control from the manufacturer. But knots happen, even to the best yarns.

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Tips for Crocheting Different Motifs

Crocheters love motifs. Motifs are fun, great little projects to carry around, and quick to complete for that instant gratification. They also offer so much versatility in shape, color, and texture. The possibilities are endless.

But motifs can be tricky to work. If you’ve had trouble achieving the correct number of sides on a motif, you

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How To Upcycle Clothes with Filet Crochet

Imagine this: you grab your favorite pair of jeans and discover there’s a huge rip in them – and not the kind that could pass for the on-trend distressed jeans either. What do you do? It’s time to toss them, right? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

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