THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The beginners guide to crochet is here for you who’s completely new to crochet. I’ve split it up into 5 bite-size lessons teaching you all the details you’ll need to learn this amazing skill.
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Part-1 Make a Loop & Learn the Chain. (YOU ARE HERE).
Through this beginners guide to crochet I’m going to teach you all the necessary skills you need to complete a crochet project, & in the end you will master crocheting a easy but beautiful sweater! The sweater is available for FREE when you sign up by clicking the link together with the beginners guide to crochet workbook.
Your reaction when seeing this sweater might be like: “I won’t be able to do that”, but I’m telling you right now. If you follow each step from beginning to end you’ll be able to master this sweater in a breeze. I promise you!
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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 1: STARTING WITH THE BASICS
Starting off today with the very beginning. I’m going to teach you this in 3 very easy steps!
1. Make a loop
2. Put yarn on the hook & tighten
3. Learn the chain
All you need is.
1. A Crochet Hook (the Waves Hooks from Knitpro is a great choice)
2. Yarn (You can purchase yarn from Love Crochet, Knit Picks, Wool Warehouse, Annie’s, Amazon, Etsy ect.)
Today the type of yarn or size of the crochet hook is not important. But for beginners I would suggest a big crochet hook & quite thick yarn, as this is the easiest for a beginner.
First: Go grab your yarn & hook, lets get started with the beginners guide to crochet!
Just another note: You can download the full photo guide workbook here:
THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 1: PHOTO INSTRUCTIONS
1. MAKE A LOOP
I have done this in 6 steps & with lots of details. For some this might be the most simple thing you have ever done & for some of you this is completely new! I have put my boyfriend through these 6 steps, (how had never tried this before), & he managed to finish them all!
Just get this going now & follow the instructions on the photos!
HEY! I would suggest that you put your skein on the left side & the end of the yarn on the right side.
Explore Crochet Patterns:
2. PUT YARN ON THE HOOK & TIGHTEN
Now you have your loop ready & you just have to put it on the hook. You are soon ready to start crocheting! Just finish this 3-step picture guide.
3. LEARN THE CHAIN
This is the most basic stitch you need to learn. This is necessary to start most crochet projects. The “chain” is often shortened to “ch” in crochet patterns.
& a row of “chains” (ch); more than one chain, will often be described as a “chain row” or “foundation row”.
1. Yarn over from back to front always.
2. The yarn you just “yarn over” will stay completely in place & the loop will make it’s way over the yarn & the hook.
THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 1: VIDEO GUIDE
I have put together two videos on how to “make a loop” & how to “chain”. This will give you more details on how it is all done.
This is all that you will learn today!
Now it’s time to practice!
Next up you will be learning another basic crochet stitch – the “single crochet” or shortened “sc”.
I really hope you enjoy this very detailed tutorial. Please leave a comment below & tell me what you think.
But if you’d like a full workbook for the beginners guide to crochet, I’ve got this for you here:
An overview of “The Beginners Guide to Crochet”: