How to Crochet
What you’ll need to get started.
Getting Started, Part 1
The slip knot, an alternative method, and the adjustable ring.
Getting Started, Part 2
How to hold your hook, make the foundation chain, and work your first row into it.
Getting Started, Part 3
Telling the front from the back side, changing colors, and joining new yarn.
Getting Started, Part 4
Finishing off, Lil’s knot, and what to do with those pesky ends.
Some short videos and explanations for some commonly asked questions:
How do I...
...turn my work?
...find my next chain?
...pull the hook through multiple loops?
...work “in same stitch”?
...“skip” or “miss” a stitch?
...“dc in the top ch of the tch”?
..."work a stitch in next space"?
..."make a stitch between..."?
...measure a square?
Crocheting in the Round
How to Crochet in the Round
How to get started and master the basics, including how to start your work with an adjustable ring (“magic loop”).
The Granny Square
Learn the basic granny square, as well as a reversible alternative, and some different options for joining your granny square rounds.
Granny square troubleshooting! Here are a few common issues and how to solve them.
The Rectangle Granny
Every square’s a rectangle, but not every rectangle’s a square. There are multiple ways to achieve a rectangular granny.
Other Granny Shapes
Included are tutorials on the triangle, pentagon, hexagon, and octagon.
Yo-Yo’s, Granny’s Daughters, & Saltines
These smaller granny projects can be done very quickly with scrap yarn, and pieced together for beautiful results.
Working in a Spiral
Once you’ve learned how to work in a circle, a spiral is a piece of cake. The technique is often used in amigurumi.
Making a Hat
Follow along for a easy-to-do project completed in the round.
Borders and edgings
An even dozen edgings to try
Pom-poms - Coming Soon!
Cross-stitching - Coming Soon!
Surface stitches - Coming Soon!
Basic Crochet Stitches
These basic stitches are all you need to know to successfully complete hundreds of crocheted projects! Included are:
Half double crochet
Triple (treble) crochet
...along with all of their “extended stitch” versions.
Specialty Crochet Stitches
Once you’re familiar with the basics, these variations will add even more possibilities:
Backwards single crochet
Diagonal box stitch
Reverse single crochet
Straight box stitch
For lefties--how to do left-handed single crochet.
Crochet Increases & Decreases
Increase - Basic Stitches
How to increase the number of stitches in a row using basic stitches (single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple/treble crochet).
Decrease - Basic Stitches
How to decrease the number of stitches in a row using basic stitches (single and double crochet, half double crochet, and triple/treble crochet).
These are ways to join or assemble squares (or any other crocheted pieces) together to make a finished item.
Things to remember before you get started!
Sewn Methods (including whipstitch, backstitch, and mattress)
Crocheted Methods (including slip stitch, single crochet, reverse single crochet, and single crochet with chains)
The Continuous “Join As You Go” (JAYG)
This is a slightly more complicated, but very useful assembly option, which creates fewer ends to weave in when you’re finished.
Other Crochet Techniques
Broomstick lace (jiffy lace)
Crochet on the Double
Ripples and Chevrons
Tunisian crochet (afghan stitch)
Working from a graph in multiple colors
Working in the front and back posts