Crocheting 101: How to Crochet for Complete Beginners

How to Crochet

Want to learn how to crochet? Like any hobby, crocheting takes time and effort to learn, but really isn’t that difficult, especially if you have the right content to learn from.


What is crocheting?

Crocheting is a yarn craft where you can make things like beanies, blankets, scarves and our favorite, amigurumi, which are like little crocheted stuffed toys. Here’s a definition:

cro·chet (noun)
A handicraft in which yarn is made up into a patterned fabric by looping yarn with a hooked needle.

It’s somewhat like knitting, except instead of using two needles, you use a hook to make a series of loops and knots, also it’s way better than knitting…

What can you crochet?

Most people think of crocheting for blankets, scarves and beanies, which you can most certainly make, but crocheting can go so much further than that. I often like to think of crocheting like sculpting with yarn; you can use it to make nearly any shape that comes to mind!

Crochetings unique shape-ability makes it perfect for amigurumi, aka the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Their my personal favorite to make, and can be anywhere between somewhat simple to extrodinarily complicated.

Me with my favorite amigurumi creations

Crocheting is also famous for lace. Remember those doilies that yourgrandma always had on the kitchen table? Well those were likely crocheted! Lace crocheting is definitely more complicated of a technique but is really fun to do and you can make some really beautiful and unique patterns with it, even turn it clothing like dresses and skirts!

Okay, but how do I learn?

Well you came to the right place. Check out Crocheting 101: How to Crochet for Complete Beginners, a full guide to how to hook for even the most yarn illiterate out there. Follow along with the video courses, a full downloadable eBook, or simultaneously online where you can keep track of your progress and ask for help along the way.

Oh did I mention, Crocheting 101 is 100% for FREE. Yup. It’s totally free. 100% free. Want to learn to crochet? It’s free. Did I say that already?

Sign up for your free account here and get started crocheting today!

What materials do I need?

One of the great things about crocheting is you don’t need a lot to get going and it’s so easy to do on the go that you can crochet pretty much anywhere! For crocheting all you need is a hook, some yarn, and probably some scissors and a needle for when your finished.

If you’re just getting started and plan on following along with Crocheting 101 you should consider getting the Crocheting 101 kit! It includes all the yarn, hooks, needles, stuffing, and stitch markers that I use throughout the series and that you’ll need to get started!

Let’s get hooking!

Now that you know what crocheting is all about, lets learn how to crochet! Jump to Crocheting 101: How to Crochet for Complete Beginners here *Headsup, you’ll likely need to create an account first if you don’t have one yet, but don’t worry, it’s totally free!

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