Learn To Crochet


When I first decided to learn to crochet I went by the seat of my pants. I bought some yarn, a hook, and a book. What I didn’t realize is that I would need more. Like a large eyed needle, a row counter, and small pair of sharp scissors. I also should have bought the cheaper practice yarn.



A long time ago I did a “Making Your Own Jewelry Resource Post” and decided to do the same thing for crochet. Of course presently you can learn just about anything about crochet online and I am still not very good at it, but can do simple things thanks to tutorials and videos I have found online.

You can see my projects here:

Easy Rose Earrings

Ponytail Holder

More Free Crochet Patterns


Before you start:

  1. Buy yarn that you don’t mind wasting. You are learning so things are going to go wrong. You could go through a couple of skeins trying to get a pattern right. I suggest buy Red Heart Super Saver yarn at Walmart while you are learning. You can buy a big roll for under $5.00. You have all the time in the world to buy expensive yarn. Don’t use it to practice.
  2. Get a comfortable hook. Your hands are going to cramp and hurt. You are doing a repetitive motion that you are not used to. Also, they may hurt enough for you to want to quit, don’t. The more you do it the more comfortable you will get. I use these hooks HERE.
  3. Buy a pair of good scissors. You want your scissors sharp so they will cut the yarn evenly. You don’t want to mess up the yarn.
  4. You will also need a crochet hook case. I can’t tell you how many hooks I have lost. They are expensive to replace, so buy a case to keep them in.
  5. Large eyed needles are perfect for weaving in your ends. It makes the process much quicker!
  6. Of course you need something to keep this stuff in. You can use something as simple as a storage container or get a fancy crochet storage unit. Just make sure you have something to keep all of your supplies in. You will also want a bag to keep your project in. That way you can take it on the go.

Beginner Video Tutorials:

Crochet Chain – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NelL5hJ1mfQ

Single Crochet- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyVPUBgDnJg

Half Double Crochet- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyQoAr74bnQ

Double Crochet- https://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Beginner Project Tutorials-

Easy Scarf- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx6oEOxOekI

Granny Square- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npIsh-o9AM0

Headband- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDuVdrgvOMQ

Leg Warmers- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZumQtYUxzk

Couch Blanket- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdpjDBZsGYg

Beginner Patterns (Free)

{Please note that you will most likely have to set up accounts to get the free patterns.}

Beginner Tote Bag- http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Bags/Beginner-Tote-Bag

Raspberry Scarf- http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L40282.html?noImages=

Ice Princess Throw- http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L40490.html?noImages=

Cluster Flower Potholder- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cluster-flower-potholder

Striped Beanie – http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Hats/Striped-Easy-Beanie-Crochet-Pattern#YLEcrJ6JFbw39MgA.32

Apps For Crochet On Android



This app counts your rows for you. When you finish a row, tap your phone and County will add the row for you. This is also great for repeat rows. Also, the phone doesn’t go to sleep while you are using the app, so no putting down your crochet so you can turn the dial on a traditional row counter. Also, it won’t get lost!

Crochet 101

This is a great app for beginners. It has patterns, videos, and more. You do have to be connected to the internet to use it though.

Crochet Crowd

This is a great app for patterns, how to videos, challenges and more.

Apps for iPhone


Crochet Decoder

This is a complete guide to stitches, symbols, and abbreviations.

 Crochet Handy

Crochet Handy helps you quickly determine exactly how much yarn you need for your next crochet project. Ann Budd, best-selling author and expert crocheter, has transformed her successful Crocheter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements (Interweave) into the perfect app for crocheters of all skill levels. This visual tool explores the yardage requirements for eight of the most popular crocheted items: basic caps, scarves, bags, afghans, ponchos, baby sweaters, skirts, and tops. Crochet Handy shows all sizes ranging from baby or toddler to large adult, using five standard yarn weights—from fingering to bulky.

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Bobbie is a handbag addict who has a passion for product reviews, tech, and food. Her first loves are her daughters, Dakotah and Alianna. Her second loves are bacon and coffee. Lots of bacon and coffee.

Author: Bobbie

Bobbie is a handbag addict who has a passion for product reviews, tech, and food. Her first loves are her daughters, Dakotah and Alianna. Her second loves are bacon and coffee. Lots of bacon and coffee.