Start Here: Your Door to Learning the Basics of Crochet

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Crochet beginners guide

If you’re learning to crochet, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. There are so many different stitches! Where do you even begin? You start with this:

Slip Knot

You have to make your slip knot to start a project. There are a few ways to go about it. Here is a video to help get you started.

Chain (Ch)

After you made your slip knot, you can either work without making a chain or create your chain as the base of your work. I prefer creating a chain, but it’s not for everyone. This is how you make your chain: click here.

Basic Stitches

Single Crochet Stitch (SC)

Half Double Crochet Stitch (HDC)

Double Crochet Stitch (DC)

Treble or Triple Crochet Stitch (TRC)

Finishing Your Work

Of course, we must end our work. There are two things that will need doing once you have completed your artwork:

Slip Stitch (Sl St)

The slip stitch is quite easy to do. You simply act as if you want to make a single crochet, but you do it halfheartedly. This is a good, clear tutorial from Lion Brand.

Work in the Ends

This one takes some time to get right. It’s also probably one of my least favourite parts of crochet. I’m very comfortable with my crochet hook, but when it comes to needles… I always end up with a bloody finger. However, it’s not all bad. You can follow this tutorial from Craftsy to see how you can work in those ends.


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