How to Learn Crochet

10 online and print resources for learning to crochet

Granny Square Crochet
How to close a corner in granny square. Kathryn Vercillo

There are many different ways that you can learn how to crochet. Here are some of the best resources for learning crochet online, as well as the top crochet books for beginners learning to crochet.

Online Crochet Lessons

There are many different options online for learning crochet. Some of these are outstanding, others are mediocre, and everyone will find that something different works for them. Whichever site or combination of sites you use, you can definitely gain a solid introduction to the basics of crochet using online lessons.

Here are five of the top online lessons for learning how to crochet:

  • Various Online Crochet Classes at Craftsy. If there are specific things that you want to learn then you might be able to find a Craftsy class to teach you those things.

“How to Crochet” Books

There are many, many great crochet books out there designed to teach you how to crochet. It's tough to choose the right one, and it's worth it to look through several to see what options there are that best suit your own learning style.

Your local library probably has a good selection that you can look through as you try to figure out which one is the best one to purchase. Here are five of my favorite crochet books for beginners who are just learning how to crochet:

Other Ways to Learn Crochet

You can also learn to crochet from in-person lessons, which are usually offered through local craft stores. Or you could have a friend or family member teach you if you already know someone else who crochets. Everyone learns differently, so find the learning style that works best for you!