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Learning how to crochet is easy. I taught myself from an old crochet book, and then I was able to teach a friend who can't learn from books and needs to actually see things demonstrated.
I feel that crochet is easier than knitting since you use one hook and mistakes are easy to pull out and fix.
That should get you started with single crochet! Please see the links below to learn more.
To learn how to crochet, you need to know the basic stitches like single crochet and double crochet. Advanced stitches build on these.
How to Read Crochet Patterns
Read crochet patterns correctly to understand the gauge, yarn, and hook size, and you'll know how to do crochet projects successfully!
Crochet Pattern Books and Hooks
Here's a list of my favorite pattern books. I also explain crochet hook sizes in a useful chart.
Learn to understand the terms and the specialized vocabulary. Do you know the differences between filet crochet, Tunisian crochet, and granny squares?
Crochet Baby Patterns
I love to make baby patterns from baby booties to toys. You can make a whole baby layette pattern!
Crochet Afghan Patterns
Find the best crochet afghan patterns and ideas on how to use your leftover yarn scraps.
Crochet Hat Patterns
Looking for some crochet hat patterns? Take a look at the various hat styles and find one you like.
Crochet Scarf Patterns
Experiment with various stitches and types of yarn in scarf patterns. They're so fast and easy to make!
Crochet Poncho Patterns
Go retro with some poncho patterns! Handmade ponchos were popular in the 1970's during the colonial revival and are now back in style, and shawls are classic elegance.
Crochet Sweater Patterns
Find the best sweater patterns to learn how to make yourself a vest or sweater.
Crochet Doily Patterns
Try some crochet doily patterns and get hooked! Some lacy designs are quick and easy.
Other Crochet Projects
Here are some other random crochet projects that don't fit in the other sections.
With the right crochet patterns and stitches, you'll soon be ready to make some projects!