How To: Crochet for Beginners (Easy Tutorials)

One of my favourite things about the internet is the ability to learn a new hobby within hours as hundreds and thousands of lessons and tutorials are literally at your finger tips.
I'm especially a fan of this as I'm quite a visual learner, so when it came to learning how to crochet I couldn't resist googling for answers!

Personally, I've found that learning crochet stitches with the aid of videos makes the process a lot easier than struggling to understand a written description.
So in an effort to help out any future crochet-a-holics (currently known as crochet newbies) I decided to create a series of videos with clear instructions on learning all the basic stitches of crochet!

How To: Crochet A Slip Knot
Every crochet project you begin will usually start with a slip knot. So here is a quick and easy way to make a slip knot using your crochet hook.

How To: Crochet A Chain Stitch
The chain stitch (abbreviated ch) is the basis for all crochet. Almost every single crochet pattern under than sun begins with a strand of chain stitches. If you’re working in rows, your first row is a series of chain stitches, which is not surprisingly called a "Foundation Chain".
If you're working in rounds, you usually just crochet a few chain stitches and join them together (using a slip stitch) to create a ring.

How To: Crochet A Slip Stitch
The slip stitch (abbreviated sl st) is the flattest of all the crochet stitches as it has very little height. The slip stitch is really more of a utility stitch or a technique as it is commonly used to join stitches that are worked in rounds (such as granny squares). 

How To: Crochet A Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
The single crochet (abbreviated sc) is the most fundamental of all the stitches as all other stitches are variations on this one. This little crochet stitch creates a tight, dense fabric. You can use this stitch over and over again, alone or in combination with many other stitches.

How To: Crochet A Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)
The half double crochet (abbreviated hdc) falls in between a single crochet and a double crochet in height, but instead of working off two loops at a time, you draw the yarn through three loops on the hook. It produces a fairly tight fabric similar to one made with a single crochet stitch, just slightly looser.

How To: Crochet A Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
The double crochet (abbreviated dc) is about twice the height of a single crochet. It is a very popular stitch in the crochet community as it produces a looser fabric than single crochet. You can combine the double crochet stitch with other stitches to produce many interesting patterns and textures.

How To: Crochet A Triple Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
The triple crochet (abbreviated tr), also commonly known as a treble crochet, is a little taller than a double crochet and creates longer openings between the stitches. When you crochet a triple crochet, it produces a very loose and airy fabric.

How To: Crochet A Double Triple Crochet (UK Triple Treble Crochet)
The double triple crochet (abbreviated dtr), also commonly known as a triple treble crochet, is a little taller than a triple crochet and creates an even looser fabric.

Hope you all enjoyed learning how to crochet!
Have a lovely and very creative day indulging in your new found hobby,

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! We can never have enough crochet-a-holics. :)