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How to start crochet

July 08, 2023 3 min read

How to start crochet - Secret Yarnery

Hi there, I'm Christa, and I'm a crocheter. I love the feeling of creating something with my own hands, and I'm excited to share my love of crochet with you. In this blog post, I'll show you how to get started with crochet. I'll cover everything from choosing the right supplies to learning the basic stitches. So whether you're a complete beginner or you're just looking for a refresher, read on!

What You'll Need

To get started with crochet, you'll need a few basic supplies:

  • Yarn: There are many different types of yarn available, so you'll want to choose one that's right for your project. For beginners, I recommend a worsted-weight yarn.
  • Crochet hook: The size of your crochet hook will depend on the weight of the yarn you're using. The yarn label will usually have a recommended hook size.
  • Stitch markers: Stitch markers are small, colorful pieces of plastic or metal that you can use to mark your place in a project.
  • Tapestry needle: A tapestry needle is used to weave in ends.

Learning the Basic Stitches

Once you have your supplies, you're ready to learn the basic stitches. There are only a few basic stitches that you need to know to get started, and once you learn them, you can combine them to create all sorts of projects.

The most basic stitch is the single crochet (sc). To make a single crochet, you'll insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook. Repeat until you have the desired number of stitches. 

Check out our easy-to-follow and step-by-step video tutorials on how to single crochet. Access the right-handed video tutorial hereand the left-handed video tutorial here.

Watch the Left-Handed tutorial here!!



Once you've learned the single crochet, you can learn the double crochet (dc) and the half double crochet (hdc). These stitches are more complicated than the single crochet, but they're not too difficult to learn.

For how to double crochet, access the right-handed video tutorial here, and the left-handed video tutorial here

 Watch the LEFT-HANDED video tutorial here!!




For half-double crochet, get the right-handed tutorial here and the left-handed video tutorial here

Access the LEFT-HANDED video tutorial here!!




Practice Makes Perfect

The best way to learn crochet is to practice. Once you've learned the basic stitches, start practicing by making a simple scarf or hat. As you practice, you'll get better at making the stitches and you'll start to develop your own style.

Where to Find Patterns

We have a variety of downloadable written patterns on our website here. You can also look them up in our Etsy shop here. All the necessary patterns for you to learn and elevate your crochet skills to the next level.

Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

If you get stuck, don't be afraid to ask for help. There are many online forums and communities where you can get help from other crocheters.

Crocheting is a fun and rewarding hobby that anyone can learn. With a little practice, you'll be crocheting like a pro in no time!

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

  • Crochet for Beginners: Access this playlist; the right-handed tutorials here, and the left-handed tutorials here for easy crochet to start, perfect for beginners.
  • Crochet Basics: Read through our blog posts on our website where you will gain a clear and concise overview of the basic crochet stitches, inspiration on crochet, and updates on new crochet projects by clicking here
  • Free Crochet Patterns: Click this link to my website: secretyarnery.com, where you will get all my downloadable written patterns which are easy to follow and step by step. 

I hope this blog post has inspired you to give Crochet a try!

I am an experienced and passionate crochet enthusiast dedicated to sharing my love for the craft. As the founder of this website, I provide valuable resources such as written patterns, video tutorials, and insightful blogs to help you on your crochet journey. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, I strive to make crochet accessible and enjoyable for everyone. I aim to inspire and guide you in creating beautiful crochet projects. Join me as we explore the wonderful world of crochet and unleash your creativity together.