Back to Basics: Crocheting - Darn Good Yarn

Back to Basics: Crocheting

So, you want to learn how to crochet? Or, perhaps you've already started, but you're looking for some extra help. Today, we're here to help you out with some of our favorite resources for beginner level crocheters! 

The internet is full of "how-to" videos, articles, and lessons on the basics of crocheting. We're here to help you sort through some of these instructional resources to find the ones that will be most beneficial to your learning process and your creative potential! 

Here are four of our favorites!

1. Crochet Guru

Bobbie Thomson's YouTube Channel Crochet Guru features a detailed series of videos to help viewers learn how to crochet and the various techniques that come along with simple and more advanced crochet projects. Her selection of videos includes instructions for both left and right handed crocheters! 

To get started with Bobbie's 12 lesson-long Learn How to Crochet Beginner Course, click the YouTube video below:

2. The Craft Yarn Council

To those of you who read our Back to The Basics: Knitting blog post, The Craft Yarn Council probably sounds familiar. As you may have inferred from their title, The Craft Yarn Council provides resources for all kinds of fiber artists, including crocheters! They provide simple instructional web pages, as the one you will see when you click on the link below, and full lessons taught by certified instructors!  

 3. Darn Good Yarn's How to Crochet Series 

Crochet hook with chain Stitch and text that reads 'Lesson 1, Chain Stitch'

The tutorial portion of Darn Good Yarn's website includes a great in-house series entitled How to Crochet! This series includes the following 5 lessons:

  1. Chain Stitch
  2. Single Crochet
  3. Double Crochet 
  4. Moss Stitch 
  5. Single Crochet Chevron Stitch 

Each one of these lessons includes a video with step-by-step instructions! 


Award-winning author, Candace Osmond wrote an article "All the Basic Crochet Stitches and Tips to Get You Started" on and we think it's a great intro to Crocheting and why it's so awesome!'s Intro to Crochet Basics

Recommended Beginner Level Patterns

Another thing that will help get you started in your crocheting journey is an easy, beginner level pattern. We all work better when we have something exciting to work towards! If you're looking for easy beginner level patterns, here's 6 patterns from DGY that you need to check out! 

Do you have any favorite basic crocheting resources or patterns that you'd like to share with DGY's audience? Please tell us about them! We love hearing about what our community of crocheters is doing and learning. 

Speaking of a community of crocheters, check out the Darn Good Yarn of The Month Club! Yarn of The Month Club is more than just a monthly yarn subscription. The members of our yarn club form a community of makers that supports new patterns and creativity! This supportive group is an asset to both beginner and long-time crocheters.

We hope that this post has helped you as you begin the adventure of your new crocheting hobby! 

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