Crochet for Beginners- Part 1

crochet for beginners

crochet for beginners

I still count myself as a beginner crocheter in many ways.

I can now chain like there is no tomorrow and simple stripe blankets and dish cloths are my forte but now I can also include crocheting in the round into my skills set and I can read a crochet pattern now without going cross-eyed.

What I found that worked for me was many many You Tube videos and just trying and trying again. It took me a while to feel comfortable crocheting but now I find it really calming and dare I say it, fun.

So I wanted to share some You Tube videos that really helped me out when I was starting.


I especially like it in this video when she said ‘You Can Do It and if you think you can’t you’re giving up too easy’

And she is right, so much of crochet IS learning the muscle memory. Once you’ve got that down pat, crochet IS really easy.


And if you are looking for more crochet videos than the Annie Craft Videos is a really great channel that is full of not only crochet videos but knitting, sewing and many others.

So now that you have watched those video’s, here are some beginner projects that you might like to try:

Simple Stripe Blanket

Easy Crochet Dish Cloth

Easy Pixie Hood

Accidental Cowl

Rainbow Stripe Blanket

Infinity Scarf

And I’m planning on increasing my skills by trying these patterns next:

Bear’s Rainbow Blanket

Rainbow Ripple Blanket

Attic 24’s Neat Ripple Blanket

And did you know that’s I’ve NEVER made a granny square? So I need to do something about that.


I’ll be back in two weeks to share some more tips on the Granny Square, that it after I figure it all out for myself 😉


Edit: You can find the next part of this series here: Granny Squares- A beginners guide with a step by step pattern  including photos.

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  1. Also if you’re left handed hold the book or instructions up to a mirror and look at the mirror to learn.
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  2. I am not a scammer…just love crafting

  3. Gayle Cupp says:

    Love to craft. Not real good at it but I want to learn to crochet. I am not a scammer.

  4. This is great!

  5. I really would like to learn more about crochet

  6. Like it

  7. Michelle says:

    Hi thanks

  8. Excited to start

  9. Starter.

  10. Sissy Yazell says:

    I am interested in learning how to crochet for beginners.

  11. Sissy Yazell says:

    I really like the tutorials on this site, it is good for just begginers. I really hope I can do this. I am 56 years old and left handed and hope I can learn this. I don’t have anyone that I know that lives close to me to teach me.

  12. What size hook do I need to start off with?


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  2. […] A fortnight ago I shared some beginner tips and you tube videos for Crochet and said that I’d be back in a fortnight to share my progress and tips for making Granny Squares because I hadn’t made any before but they were on my to do list. And then well, I put it off for a week and then when I started it I got myself all confused. […]

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