Are you a beginner who want to learn how to crochet, or someone looking to deepen their knowledge? Great, because I’ve got plenty of articles that will help you become the crafter you always wanted to be.
What will I find here?
During two years of content creation for Crochetpedia I wrote a lot, and I mean – A LOT of articles about crochet! It got kinda hard to navigate through all of them, so I thought that now it’s the time to combine them into one comprehensive guide about crochet for beginners.
Below you will find the list of my most-read articles divided into themes, so you can easily navigate straight to the topic you’re most interested in. Be sure to bookmark this page, or save it to your Pinterest board, so that you can use it as a library!
Knowing what you are working with is crucial if you want to be a serious crocheter, so check out these articles. Here you will learn where do yarns come from, how do they differ from one another, or where to look for the informations you need when buying new skeins.
- Types of Yarn
- How to Read Yarn Labels
- Yarn Ball Types
- Yarn Weights and Ply
- What to Crochet with Mini Yarn Skeins
Tools and Materials
In this part I’ve covered a few topics regarding all the little things we use in a craft studio, as well as their importance in everyday crocheting.
- Crochet hook
- Working with a crochet hook
- Useful Crochet Accessories – Storage and Measuring Tools
- Useful Crochet Accessories – Working on and Finishing off Your Projects
Every crocheter knows these technicalities, so read more about them today! I assure you that it will help you learn much faster and, most importantly, understand what you are doing. You will find these techniques in most crochet patterns, so make sure you’ve got them under your belt.
- Basic Crochet Stitches
- Magic ring
- Foundation chain
- Turning chain
- Crochet Swatches
- Crochet Blocking
- Crocheting in the round
- How to Change Colors in Crochet
If crochet patterns are a mystery to you, I’m here to change it! Once you crack the code of strange abbreviations, you will be able to read patterns like a book. It takes some practice and patience, but it opens up a world of so many possibilities!
- How to Read Written Crochet Patterns
- Crochet Terms and Abbreviations
- Differences between UK and US Terms
I’m sure you’ve seen them before, but can you read them? If you are a visual learner, diagrams (or charts) will make your life much, much easier. Again – you need to crack the code of strange symbols and the way they are organized, but I assure you it’s worth learning!
Here you will find bits and pieces of advice and clever hacks I’ve encountered on my crochet journey. It’s never too late to learn a few new tricks, right?
- How to Choose the Right Crochet Project
- Choosing the Right Yarn for a Project
- How to Choose the Best Colors for Your Project
- 5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Beginner Crocheter
- 5 Ways to Make Your Crochet Pieces Look Pro
- Crochet in Details – Easy Way to Level Up Your Home Decor
Interesting Crochet Techniques
Bored of regular crochet, or looking for the new ways to express yourself? Try these, because you might find your new favorite hobby.
Basic Crochet Stitches
These stitches should be a foundation of your skills, because they are the most popular. You will find them in many projects, and they can serve as a great practice on keeping the right tension and repeating movements. In addition, you only need to know one stitch to make a blanket!
- Crochet Moss Stitch or Linen Stitch + Video!
- Crochet Granny Stripe Stitch + Video!
- How To Crochet Little Shells Stitch
The Best Free Patterns for Beginners
If you are ready to start learning about crochet for beginners, here are some of the easiest projects from my library. Many of them include video tutorials, and some of them work up in 30 minutes or less!
- Fast and Easy Crochet Projects
- 15 Minute Heart Free Crochet Pattern + Video
- Star Shaped Flower – Free Crochet Pattern
- The Easiest Ombre Crochet Scarf – Free Pattern
- Lake Sunset Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern
- Crochet Snowflakes Mini CAL
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Hi Kate, I just ran across your site today and have thoroughly enjoyed visiting. I was searching for information however that I couldn’t find and maybe you can help me… I”ve been seeing these really cute small plants, flowers, etc. on pinterest lately. One of clovers caught my eye, then I noticed miniture roses, or daisy’s, etc. Very tiny, but there is no link from any of these that shows the techniques or even what kind of crochet they are called. Is there a name for that type of crochet that you know of, or poss. it is reg. crochet only with very thin yarn? I would love to find a book or site that gives some tutorials if you happen to know of any. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for the kind words, Rhonda! I think what you might be reffering to is micro crochet. I know there’s at least one book on the subject written by Steffi Glaves; I’d also look on Youtube for tutorials by keywords such as ‘mini crochet’, ‘micro crochet’, or ‘miniature crochet’. Hope it helps! 🙂