Learn Crochet

Beginner Basics and Instructions for Helping You Learn Crochet

Learn crochet -- If you would like to learn crochet stitches and crochet techniques, we provide many free resources that will help. We even provide a wide variety of free crochet patterns for you to try.

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    Learn Crochet Stitches

    Learn Single Crochet
    Learn Single Crochet. Learn Single Crochet -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    If you're brand new to crochet, you should learn the basic crochet stitches first: the chain, the single crochet, the double crochet, the slip stitch, the half double crochet, and the treble crochet are good to start with.

    We make free videos available to help you with some of these basic stitches. You can also find free crochet tutorials for learning the basic stitches and more. Once you've learned the basics, visit our crochet stitches photo gallery to browse through even more stitches...MORE you might like to learn how to do.

    What Can You Do With These Crochet Stitches?

    Practice your stitches until you are confident that you know them; then you can start using them to create crochet projects:

    See also: How to crochet.

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    Crochet Techniques
    Crochet Techniques. Crochet Techniques -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Once you've learned a few stitches, it's helpful for you to start learning crochet techniques, which will enable you to begin doing more interesting things with crochet -- creating shaping, crocheting in different shapes such as circles, etc.

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    Crochet instructions could get long and cumbersome if not for crochet abbreviations. The only downside is that it can take beginners awhile to figure out what all the different abbreviations mean, and to get comfortable using them.

    Most of the time, the abbreviations you need to work a crochet pattern will be listed at the beginning of the pattern. If you read through each pattern before you begin crocheting, the abbreviations won't be a mystery to you.

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    Learn More Crochet Basics

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    Learn How to Crochet Left-Handed
    Learn How to Crochet Left-Handed. Learn How to Crochet Left-Handed -- Photo © M. Solovay

    The following resources are intended for left-handed people; they'd also be helpful for anyone who wants to teach a left-handed person how to crochet.

    • Find free resources for learning how to crochet left-handed.
    • Read tips and advice for crocheting left-handed -- These tips were shared by experienced left-handed crocheters.
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    See Crochet Pictures

    Crochet Pictures
    Crochet Pictures. Crochet Pictures -- Photos © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Some people learn visually. If you're one of those people, you might enjoy checking out our crochet image galleries and step-by-step photo tutorials.