How To Crochet: Step by Step Guide for Beginners with Video

It's time for you to create! Using our step-by-step tutorials, learn the basics of crochet, along with some other special stitches and techniques. 

  1. Chain Stitch

  2. Crochet usually begins with a series of chain stitches called a beginning or foundation chain. The chain stitch (abbreviated ch) is the basis for all crochet. If you’re working in rows, your first row is a series of chain stitches.

  3. Single Crochet

  4. Build off of your chain stitches with single crochet! The single crochet (abbreviated sc) is the most basic crochet stitch for making fabric. All other stitches are variations of this stitch! 

  5. Double Crochet

  6. The double crochet (abbreviated dc) stitch is another very common crochet stitch and is almost twice as tall as a single crochet. This stitch is fairly solid but not stiff and is ideal for afghans, shawls, sweaters, placemats and more!

  7. Moss Stich

  8. The moss stitch goes by many names including linen stitch, woven stitch, and granite stitch. If you were trying to achieve a similar look in knitting, you would probably use the seed stitch. What makes this stitch so great is that it’s so simple to learn, as you only need to know how to chain and single crochet to achieve this new look. Stitch is fairly solid but not stiff and is ideal for afghans, sweaters, and more!

  9. Single Crochet Chevron Stitch

The chevron crochet stitch may look difficult but it’s not! All you need to know is how to single crochet and understand the basics of increasing and decreasing stitches, which we go over in the video above! Using this stitch that never goes out of style is ideal for Afghans, baby blankets, kitchen towels and more!

Now that you have an arsenal of stitches to crochet, check out our Violet Summer Crochet Tote, Bow Eawarmer, Market Tote and Banana Fiber Cowl to get started!

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