I have carefully designed these learn how to crochet lessons and have prepared them for the absolute beginning crocheter. I have been teaching crochet for over fifteen years and, through trial and error, have discovered the tools and techniques that work best for those just starting crochet.
What sets these lessons apart from other crochet lessons:
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After you buy the book, follow these crochet lessons, and I will guide you through your exciting journey of learning how to crochet!
Supplies Needed To Start Crocheting
In this lesson, you will learn what yarn, hook, tapestry needle, and scissors to purchase to begin your crocheting journey! Even though the beginner supply list is short, purchasing the correct crocheting supplies is necessary to get you started on the right foot.
How to Hold a Crochet Hook
It is essential to learn how to hold a crochet hook the correct way. This lesson will discuss the different holding methods used by most crocheters. This lesson will also cover the parts of a crochet hook and why it is essential to know them.
How to Hold the Yarn
In this lesson, you will learn several popular methods of holding yarn for crochet. The holding methods may seem strange or awkward initially, but they will help the yarn glide through your hands more quickly as you crochet.
How to Make a Slip Knot
There are a variety of ways to attach yarn to a crochet hook and start a project, but a slip knot is the most fundamental way to attach yarn and begin a project. Once you master the slip knot, you will be ready to make your first set of stitches.
How to Yarn Over
In these learn how to crochet lessons, you will learn how to "yarn over." A yarn over is made before starting a stitch. This means you will wrap the yarn around your crochet hook a certain way to make crochet chains and stitches. A yarn over is important because it gives crochet stitches their height.
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How to Make a Foundation Chain
In this lesson, you will learn how to create a chain stitch and a foundation chain. The foundation chain is the base for building up more crochet stitches.
How to Single Crochet
In this lesson, you will learn how to single crochet. The single crochet stitch is the most fundamental. If you master this stitch first, it will be easier to master more challenging stitches later.
How to Fasten Off a Crochet Project
This lesson will teach you how to fasten off your crochet project so your beautiful crochet work is safe and secure.
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How to Weave in Yarn Ends
When you have finished your single crochet swatch, you need to weave in the yarn ends. If you learn to weave in the yarn ends correctly, you will not have loose yarn strands sticking out from your project.
How to Half Double Crochet
In this lesson, you will learn how to do the half double crochet stitch. This stitch is slightly taller than a single crochet stitch. A half double crochet stitch produces a neat and tight fabric similar to a single crochet stitch.
How to Double Crochet
This crochet lesson will teach you how to make the double crochet stitch. Double crochet is the second most common stitch, which is more relaxed than the single crochet stitch. The double crochet is used in many projects, such as scarfs, hats, and shawls.
How to Triple Crochet
In this crochet lesson, you will learn how to make the triple crochet stitch. The triple crochet is a tall stitch that creates wide spaces, producing a loose fabric. The triple crochet stitch can also be called the treble crochet.
Where do I go next?
After you learn the basic crochet skills and stitches, it will be time to follow the crochet stitch guide, which is also located on the navigation bar. The crochet stitch guide will teach you more intermediate and advanced crochet stitches and techniques.