Here you'll some some great free crochet tutorials and where you can learn about different projects that use all kinds of crochet stitches.
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Crochet Stitch Tutorials
These free tutorials will help you learn the basic crochet stitches plus other crochet stitch patterns.
- Chain stitch tutorial
- Single crochet stitch tutorial
- Back loop single crochet stitch tutorial
- Double crochet stitch tutorial
- Half double crochet stitch tutorial
- Slip stitch tutorial
- Surface crochet slip stitches tutorial
- Treble crochet tutorial
- V stitch tutorial
If you'd like to learn more crochet stitches, check out this... page featuring crochet stitch instructions. It's like a virtual stitch dictionary, and it's free!
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Tutorials for Learning Helpful Crochet Skills and Techniques
These tutorials feature handy skills and techniques that you'll be able to use frequently when you crochet.
- How to make a slip knot
- How to work through the front loops or back loops of a crochet stitch
- How to crochet in the round
- How to crochet overtop of yarn ends -- Helps to avoid having to weave in as many loose ends
- How to carry yarn up the sides of your work when crocheting stripes
- How to change colors in single crochet stitch
- How to do tapestry crochet, a technique for creating colorful... patterned fabrics with mid-row color changes
- Tutorial for working an easy beaded crochet technique
- How to join crocheted afghan squares with whip stitch
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It's easy to crochet a scarf. What's perhaps not so easy: deciding on how each little detail of your scarf will look. All those decisions can get a little overwhelming! This tutorial will help you work through the process of creating and finishing a crocheted scarf.
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How to Crochet a Blanket
Here's an overview explaining the process of crocheting a blanket, including insights about some of the different choices and decisions you'll encounter while making a blanket uniquely your own. Along the way, you'll find examples and links to free crochet patterns for different blankets you can crochet.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Borders can enhance the look of any crocheted or knitted blanket. This tutorial will give you basic instructions for crocheting a border, and you'll also find links to free border patterns you can use on all your blankets and afghans.
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Granny squares are popular crochet projects, and it's no wonder. They're easy, they're fun to crochet and there are zillions of different things you can do with them. If you'd like to try making a granny square, check out this granny tutorial.
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Would you like to learn how to crochet flowers? If so, you'll find these flower tutorials helpful.
- Tutorial for crocheting an abstract flower motif
- Frost flower crochet tutorial
- Flower applique pattern with tutorial
- Tutorial for crocheting a small flower in embroidery floss or crochet thread
If you'd rather work from a concise crochet pattern instead of a tutorial, be sure to take a look at this list of free flower patterns.
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Tutorials for Crocheting Jewelry
Crochet is a lovely medium for making jewelry. Some jewelry projects might seem a little tricky at first glance, but these tutorials will break them down step-by-step so that you can create your own pretty crocheted baubles and trinkets.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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This crocheted dishcloth looks fancy, but it's actually an easy pattern -- especially when you can see pictures of each step in the process of crocheting it.
The edging is optional. If you want to crochet the edging, there's a free edging tutorial too.
If you do add the edging, the finished project works out to be a bit bigger than your average dishcloth. Sometimes I use mine as a dish towel instead.
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This tutorial will help you add a lining to rectangular or square crochet projects such as purses, tote bags or pouches. I demonstrate the technique on a small checkered pouch, but the same steps could be used for lining larger bags as well.
Lining your projects isn't always essential, but it's really a good thing to do if you want to be sure that things won't come falling out of the bag.
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This tutorial takes you through the process of crocheting beginner-friendly circle shapes, which you'll then join together to form a trivet in the shape of a snowflake. Metal bottle caps give the trivet extra height and dimension.
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Crocheting with fabric strips is a little different than crocheting with yarn. The biggest difference: you have to work a bit harder to crochet with fabric strips, because you need to prepare the fabric before you start crocheting. These rag bag tutorials are helpful for learning how to crochet bags out of old sheets, reclaimed fabrics, old pairs of jeans, etc.
If you'd like to make the tote bag pictured at left, be sure to grab the free tote bag pattern too.