How to Crochet For Beginners

A Total Beginner's Guide to Learning How to Crochet

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Learn the basics of how to crochet, starting at the very beginning.

If you’re brand new to crochet, the vast array of available hooks, yarns, stitches, and patterns can seem overwhelming. What should a beginner learn first? Which hooks and yarns should (s)he use? When there are so many options, how do you know where to start? Let's explore the possibilities.