Welcome to Crochet Stitches, the essential website for all Crochet artists. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert, our goal is to make you a better at Crochet. How? Simply by giving you all the essential information regarding this beautiful art.
Use the menu bar at the top of this page to navigate the site. Check out our Crochet Tutorials or learn Crochet Techniques. If you are looking for inspiration, you can check out the Crochet Patterns tab.
How to Crochet for Beginners
If you’re just getting started, you’ll want to check out our tutorial we put together for first-time crafters or who could use help with a little of everything.
In it, we help you learn to crochet including basic crochet stitches (single, double, half-double, and triple crochet), how to crochet a circle, and the difference between crochet vs knit. In addition, you’ll learn which supplies are needed to get started.
This guide will teach you a number of crochet stitches techniques useful to have when you’re a beginner like:
How to Single Crochet
A single crochet stitch is one of the most popular in the craft. In this tutorial, you’ll also learn how to do a foundation single crochet and reverse single crochet.
How to Double Crochet (Treble)
A double crochet stitch (or treble crochet as it’s known in UK) is another great beginner stitch to learn. In addition, we teach you how to foundation double crochet and front post double crochet.
How to Half Double Crochet
A half double crochet stitch is an in-between stitch that we have gone over in this guide. Learn how to HDC crochet as well as the next step which is a foundation half double crochet.
How to Slip Stitch Crochet
A slip stitch crochet isn’t as foundational as the stitches above, but it is still an important one to learn as you advance. Here, we detail the whole process of the stitch.
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Here are some basic supplies you might need to know about:
Crochet Hook Sizes
Crochet hook sizes play a big part in what easy crochet projects you can do. Here is a helpful crochet hook size chart for all sizes of crochet hooks (including Tunisian crochet hook, clover crochet hooks, and ergonomic crochet hooks). A crochet hook is just the name for crochet needles, per se.
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Need to know how to read crochet patterns? We’ve compiled a list of crochet abbreviations to help you understand the crochet stitch patterns.
We’ve put together 7 of our favorite easy crochet patterns for you to learn crochet.
Otherwise, here are a number of beginner crochet patterns for beginners tutorials to try:
Crochet Granny Square
In this tutorial, we teach you how to crochet a granny square pattern. This is only one granny square crochet pattern. There are endless possibilities of crochet square patterns but start with this one.
Crochet Scarf Patterns
Here are a plethora of free crochet scarf patterns so you can practice and learn how to crochet a scarf.
Crochet Hat Patterns
If you are looking to learn how to crochet a hat, look no further. In this tutorial, we will work on a crochet hat pattern that suits anyone.
Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
We have put together a bunch of free crochet baby blanket patterns and made a how to crochet a blanket tutorial for you here. Crochet blanket patterns are some of the easiest to get started on as a beginner.
Tunisian crochet patterns and stitches are hugely popular within the crochet community. In this guide, we include free Afghan crochet patterns that are popular while doing Tunisian crochet stitches.
In addition to knowing all the crochet stitches, there are other techniques you may be interested in trying.
Magic Circle Crochet
This tutorial will help you learn how to crochet magic circle (magic ring, magic loop). Check out the magic circle crochet tutorial here.
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