FREE Printable Guide: I Like Crochet Pattern Basics

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Dear Crocheter,

Sometimes I find a crochet pattern I love and I just can’t wait to start it. So I get my yarn, my hooks, and I start chaining right away. And then I stop. Do I need one more chain? Did I chain the right number? How many yarn overs do I need for that stitch?

I’ll be the first one to admit that sometimes I just plain forget how to do a crochet stitch I’ve been using for what feels like forever. It’s almost as if as soon as I think about the stitch—poof!—it pops out of my head. Even after crocheting for, ahem, a number of years, sometimes I need a little nudge in the right direction.

It turns out that a quick reference to the basics is a good thing to keep on hand—and not just for beginning crocheters. Here at I Like Crochet, we’ve put together a clear, easy-to-read, Pattern Basics Guide to make your crochet life so much simpler! Need a quick reminder of the difference between double crochet and half double crochet (which is not, as math would indicate, single crochet)? No worries! Just look it up in our handy guide and get back to your project!

Keep your I Like Crochet Pattern Basics handy!!

Crochet is a creative and relaxing craft; there’s no sense in getting stressed over something you can easily look up. I have my I Like Crochet Pattern Basics right by my yarn bowl. And tacked up on the wall over my craft table. And in my yarn bag. And on my phone. And my tablet. Wherever I might find myself crocheting, I have this guide handy. And it’s super helpful to have on hand when I need to help out a friend just getting started with crochet.

Research shows that crochet is good for your mental health: it nurtures creativity and makes crocheters feel calmer, happier, and more productive. Don’t sweat the small stuff. You can always look it up!

Request our FREE guide, I Like Crochet Pattern Basics, and you’ll save yourself a ton of time and aggravation so you can just keep on crocheting.

Once you’ve made your foundation chain, the possibilities are endless! Get your I Like Crochet Pattern Basics chart today!


Caitlin Eaton
Executive Editor
I Like Crochet

P.S. Act now to get this FREE quick reference guide, I Like Crochet Pattern Basics—and never miss a stitch in your crochet projects!


  • Marlene

    Thanks so much. I am new at this. That is I am trying to teach myself to crochet. Having something like this gives me bit more confidence. Yes, I need all the help that is out there and available for free. Greatly appreciated.


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