20+ Basic Crochet Stitches + Beginner Crochet Classes Online


20+ Basic Crochet Stitches + Beginner Crochet Classes Online

With this free crochet stitches guide, you'll learn the crochet terms and how to crochet basic stitches!


20 Basic Crochet Stitches

If you've been wondering how to do a certain stitch, then you've come to the right place. Listed below is a quick and easy step-by-step tutorial for over 20 of the basic crochet stitches along with different crochet techniques, plus the abbreviations you'll see in a pattern for these crochet terms.

PLUS! We're sharing two exclusive online crochet classes free to you! Learn basic beginner information you'll need to start with Crochet 101 and then dive a little deeper in your crochet journey with Crochet 201. Both beginner crochet classes are taught by the amazing Marly Bird, crochet expert and Red Heart Yarns ambassador extraordinaire!

Learning stitches in crochet can be overwhelming for a beginner, which is why we created this easy-to-follow page with some of the basics you'll need to know. Follow the steps below and learn how to work a slip knot to get your work started, then move on to our foundation chain tutorial.

Then, depending on your pattern, you can follow our video tutorials to crocheting a single crochet, a double crochet stitch, or even a treble (or triple) crochet stitch. 

Each simple crochet stitch tutorial has helpful photos and step-by-step instructions to ensure you don't miss a stitch, and even if you've never crocheted before you'll find that these are easy crochet stitches for beginners. Once you've mastered any one of these new crochet stitch tutorials, find a new crochet pattern to make and put your skills to the test!

EXCLUSIVE: Crochet 101 Free Online Video Course

Are you a visual learner who wants to learn crochet? Well, you are in luck. Our sister crafting site, FaveCrafts, has created this fantastic Crochet 101 video course for beginners. This video goes over the absolute basics, from how to hold your hook and yarn to your first few movements and stitches.

This is the ultimate beginner course and we're offering it to you for free as an exclusive for being a reader and follower of AllFreeCrochet. We hope you enjoy and learn a lot with these amazing tips from well-known crochet instructor, Marly Bird. Once you watch this one, scroll down and watch the continuation video course, Crochet 201.

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EXCLUSIVE: Crochet 201 Free Online Video Course

Now that you've mastered the basics, watch the exclusive continuation, Crochet 201! This crochet class for beginners offers the next set of information and new stitches you'll need to learn on your crochet journey. Marly is back with her expertise and easy-to-follow instructions, all in visual form.

This class is just as informative as if you were taking a class in person. But it's free and you can rewatch as many times as needed. Be sure to bookmark this page until you complete all of these amazing skills you're going to learn here.

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Basic Crochet Stitches

Beginners, you're about to embark on a journey you won't forget. As you scroll down the page, you'll learn all the beginner stitches you need to know, starting with chaining.

As you progress, you will want to learn more complex stitches and we've got you covered. Simply scroll to learn and then advance to the next one to become a crocheting machine.

How to Begin Crochet: How to Crochet a Slip Knot

How to Crochet a Slip Knot

Slip Knot Instructions:

  1. Hold the yarn in a U-shape, leaving 6-8" of yarn (your "tail") hanging from the end.
  2. Twist your fingers to create a loop, making the yarn strands cross each other.
  3. Insert your fingers into the loop and grab the yarn that leads back to your ball of yarn (not your tail), creating another little loop.
  4. Pull the tail the tighten the knot - you should now have a cinched knot with a loop coming out of one end, and two strands of yarn (one of which is your tail) coming out from the other.
  5. Slip the loop onto your crochet hook and pull both ends of the yarn to make the loop tighter.
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How to Crochet a Chain Stitch - CH

How to Crochet a Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch Instructions:

  1. Make a slip knot and place it on your hook. Hold your hook in your right hand.
  2. Using your hook, pull yarn (from the skein of yarn, not your tail) through your slip knot loop. You've just made one chain stitch.
  3. Repeat step 2 to make as many chains as your pattern calls for.

    ​​​​​​Pro Tip: Do not work your chain too tightly or it will be really hard to work in those stitches through in the next row.
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How to Single Crochet - SC

How to Single Crochet

Single Crochet Instructions:

  1. Insert your hook into center of your next working chain. Grab yarn (known as a yarn over) and draw through the chain stitch and up onto the hook so that you have two loops on your hook.
  2. Using your hook, grab yarn and draw it through both loops on your hook, leaving just one loop on your hook. You've made one single crochet stitch.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as many times as your pattern calls for.
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How to Double Crochet - DC

How to Double Crochet

Double Crochet Instructions:

  1. Yarn over, then insert your crochet hook into the center of your next working chain. Yarn over and draw through the chain stitch and up onto the hook so that you have three loops on your hook.
  2. Yarn over and pull through two of the loops on your hook, leaving two loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over again and pull through both loops on your hook, leaving just one loop. You've just made one double crochet stitch. 
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 as many times as your pattern calls for. 
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How to Half Double Crochet - HDC

How to Half Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet Instructions:

  1. Yarn over, then insert your crochet hook into the center of your next working chain. Yarn over and draw through the chain stitch and up onto the hook so that you have three loops on your hook.
  2. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook, leaving just one loop. You've just made one half double crochet stitch. 
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 as many times as your pattern calls for. 
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How to Triple/Treble Crochet - TR

How to Triple/Treble Crochet

Triple/Treble Crochet Instructions:

  1. Yarn over twice and then insert your hook into the center of your next working chain. Yarn over and draw up a loop so that you have four loops on your hook. 
  2. Yarn over and pull through two of the loops on your hook, leaving three loops on your crochet hook.
  3. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through two loops, leaving two loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over for the last time and pull the yarn through both loops on your hook so that you only have one loop. You've just made one triple/treble crochet stitch.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 as many times as your pattern calls for. 
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How to Tunisian Crochet - TFS

How to Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Stitch Instructions:

  1. Make a slip knot.
  2. Work your chain, holding the afghan hook just like a regular crochet hook.
  3. Forward pass: Go into the second ch from the hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Leaving the newly pulled up loop on your hook, go into the next chain and repeat. Work your way down your chain, picking up stitches and leaving them on your hook.
  4. Backward pass: Yarn over, pull through one loop. *Yarn over, pull through two loops* - Repeat what is inside * all the way through the row.
  5. After the backward pass, you will be picking up stitches again; the forward pass. To do this, we go through the long bar from the stitch below. Work down the row and be sure to pick up the very last bar to keep your ends neat. 
  6. Work the backward pass again, as done before in Step 4.
  7. Repeat the forward passes and backward passes as many times as the pattern calls for. 
  8. To end your project with a nice, neat edge, work a modified slip stitch: Go down the row as with a forward pass, picking up stitches, but, instead of leaving each picked up loop on the hook, pull each hook through both loops, leaving one loop on your hook before you go through the next long bar. 

    Note: There are several abbreviations related to Tunisian crochet. The Craft Yarn Council has them listed here. For other crochet abbreviations, check out our page, Crochet Abbreviations Explained!
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How to Crochet a Shell Stitch - SH

How to Crochet a Shell Stitch

Shell Stitch Instructions:

  1. Chain a multiple of 6. 
  2. In the 4th chain from the hook, work four treble crochets (to work a treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert your hook into the stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 three times). 
  3. Skip 5 stitches. 
  4. Work a single crochet into the stitch. 
  5. Chain 2 (this is the height of your treble crochet).
  6. Work three treble crochets in the same stitch. 
  7. At the end work a single crochet in the final stitch.
  8. Change your color of yarn if desired. For your second row find that chain 2 space from your previous row. 
  9. Work in that chain two space and do a single crochet. Chain 2. 
  10. Work four treble crochets in that same stitch. 
  11. Repeat these steps until you have reached your desired size. 
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Simple Crochet Stitches

This video above is from our YouTube collection of basic crochet stitches videos that has just about any stitch tutorial you'll need, both beginner level and more advanced. Once you've mastered the basic single, double, and triple crochet stitches above, the fun has only just begun! While you can work up so many different projects by just knowing those few ultra-basic crochet stitches, there's so much more you can do by combining those different crochet stitches in different ways.

For some extra practice, check out the easy crochet stitches below. All of these stitches and techniques are perfect for working up your next project, whether it's a simple crochet scarf or a huge crochet blanket pattern!

Learn how to crochet in the round to work up hats and crochet amigurumi patterns; watch some video tutorials for extra help, like this popcorn stitch video tutorial that adds some lovely texture to your work.

If you're unsure of what hook size to use or if you're wondering what you can make with a certain hook size then you might be interested in browsing patterns by hooks size. It's a helpful guide for anyone, not just beginners.

  1. How to Foundation Single Crochet: The foundation single crochet stitch is both your base chain row and your first single crochet row in one step! This is also known as chainless crochet.
  2. How to Crochet in the Round: Crocheting in the round is no different from crocheting flat except that you work around continuously instead of going side-to-side, row by row.
  3. How to Crochet the Spike Stitch: The spike stitch is a type of over-extended stitch pattern that adds little spikes of color. 
  4. How to Crochet a Crazy Shell Stitch: Don't be fooled by its name, this crochet stitch isn't too crazy, but it's a bit different from the regular shell stitch.
  5. How to Crochet: Popcorn Stitch: PICTURED BELOW. The popcorn stitch is a type of cluster stitch that adds 3D "balls" to your work.

How to Crochet: Popcorn Stitch

  1. Front Post Double Crochet Stitch: To work this easy stitch, you work a normal double crochet stitch, but instead of inserting your hook under the top two strands of yarn in a stitch, you'll be inserting your hook around the post of the stitch, from the front of your work.
  2. Backpost Double Crochet Stitch: Instead of inserting your hook under both the top strands of yarn when making a double crochet stitch, you only insert it around the vertical post of the stitch, from the back of your work.
  3. Crocheting the Seed Stitch: The seed stitch is an alternating single and double crochet stitch. It gives a closed stitch, which resembles a knitted seed stitch. 
  4. Basket Weave Crochet Stitch Tutorial: In order to make the basket-weave stitch, you will need to know the chain stitch and the double crochet stitch.
  5. How to Crochet the Granny Ripple Stitch Tutorial: This classic crochet stitch adds an elegant look. With the stunning wave effect, use this for nearly any piece of crochet and you'll be happy.
  6. Cable Stitch Crochet Tutorial: This unique crochet stitch uses single crochet, front post double crochet, and back post double crochet to create an unexpected and textural design.
  7. How to Crochet a Popcorn Stitch Left-Handed Tutorial: For lefties! This stitch is a series of five stitches all worked into one stitch causing a kind of bobble effect.
  8. Crochet V Stitch Video Tutorial: PICTURED BELOW. The V stitch is a truly gorgeous pattern that you can easily master once you know how to do the double crochet stitch.

Crochet V Stitch Video Tutorial

  1. How to Crochet a Puff Stitch Left-Handed Tutorial: The puff stitch, or the cluster stitch, can have many different variations; but, no matter what your project calls for, this crochet video can show you how to create this stitch. 
  2. How to Crochet a Bobble Stitch Left-Handed Tutorial: This How to Crochet a Bobble Stitch left-handed video tutorial breaks down just how easy it can be to get this crochet pattern in your work.
  3. Picot Stitch Crochet Tutorial: All you need to know how to do for this stitch is a crochet chain and a crochet slip stitch - it's that easy!
  4. Tunisian Crochet Stitch: Unless you have a traditional Tunisian crochet hook, which is a very long handled crochet hook, then Tunisian crochet is really only practical for making smaller items, such as wallets, headbands, belts, and other small items which don’t require more than a dozen stitches across the row.
  5. Crochet Decrease Tutorial: This technique is a way of intentionally making your pattern smaller by decreasing the number of stitches per row or round.
  6. Crochet Increase Tutorial: This technique lets you add stitches per round or row, increasing the size of your work. 
  7. How to Crochet Ribbing: By alternating rows of single crochet stitches and slip stitches, you will create a ribbed piece of fabric that looks just like the knitters make. 
  8. Crochet Slip Stitch Tutorial: One of the most need-to-know techniques in crochet, the slip stitch is a common part of most patterns. Learn it and be free of worry before starting your next project.
  9. Crochet Moss Stitch Tutorial: PICTURED BELOW. The moss stitch is worked over an even number of chains, and the stitch is really just a single crochet-chain 1/sk 1 stitch-single crochet repeat across the row. 

Crochet Moss Stitch Tutorial

Basic Crochet Stitches PDF

Printable Crochet Stitch Guide

The most popular basic crochet stitches are the single, half double, double, and triple crochet stitches; these stitches are the foundation for just about every other special stitch out there, like the shell stitch and the v-stitch. The slip stitch is a basic starter stitch, but it's also a way to join rounds and end off a project.

The Tunisian crochet stitch is a little different from all the others since it uses its own type of hook, but the basics are super easy to learn. Click here or the image above to download your free copy!

Are you ready to learn how to work these crochet stitches for beginners? Keep reading to see videos and step-by-step instructions!

Crochet Edgings

Image shows a collage from 30+ Crochet Border Patterns featuring three different border options.

After using all of the above crochet stitches in your work, finish off your pattern with some fun and gorgeous crochet edgings! These crochet edgings range from simple and standard to lacier and more complex, and all are a great way to add that final finishing touch to your work.

Check out our page on 30+ Crochet Border Patterns.

Crochet for Beginners YouTube

Crochet for Beginners YouTube

One of the best ways to learn a new craft or skill is through videos! How-to videos allow you to see a crochet stitch or technique demonstrated for you as many times as you want, and it's the perfect way for visual learners to learn.

If you're a crochet beginner, or if you just want a refresher for certain stitches, definitely check out our YouTube channel to see some tips, tricks, stitch tutorials, and project demonstrations. 

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Did not include the cluster stitch I was searching for

My grandmother used to make these mittens for the entire family. I cannot locate the pattern and hoped that someone could help me figure it out! Thanks!

Hi there! We have a ton of mittens patterns over in the mittens and gloves category in the left menu bar! Here is the link: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Gloves-and-Mittens Happy browsing!

Gracias por tener estos 20 puntos de crochet bsicos. Siempre quise hacer crochet y por fn he encontrado un fantstico lugar donde poder aprender y hacer fabulosos proyectos. Saludos.

This is very helpful for beginners. When I first started, I could read but I wouldn't understand even the simple instructions until I watched the videos. It was sm9th sailing after that and if you get lost, you an always rewatch the video over and over again.

This is a must for every crochet enthusiast out there. I have been crocheting for over 50 years and I am still finding new stitches or techniques. You are never too old to find a better way of doing something. As long as I can read directions and my hands work, I will be enjoying crochet.

Great collection of beginner stitches. This is a helpful reference for all crocheters, not only beginners.

This is exactly the tutorial I have been looking for. My niece recently gave birth to her own baby girl, and has decided to take up crochet again after a gap of many years. Im going to email her the link to this post. Its so comprehensive! It covers so many different stitches so most of the projects she wants to tackle will be a breeze. Its great for us old timers, too, because there are some stitches in there we dont work every day.

I've been using single, perled crochetquite a bit.

This page is just so full of how to do different crochet stitches that I saved it. What a great way to teach or remind yourself how to do the crochet stitches. I like that not only are there written directions, but a video for the stitches as well. So great! I love learning new ways to put basic stitches together to make new stitches. You all did a great job with this one. Thank you so much for sharing this one.

This was awesome, thank you very much for the videos of the stitches, now I have something to fall back on for help if needed.

What a nice basic stitch guide for beginners. It is great that you provide a video tutorial as well, for each one, as we all learn best using different techniques. Now, the Tunisian stitch I would say... is not a basic stitch. It is a special stitch that is used in usually intermediate and more advanced projects. Heck, I do not even know how to do this stitch! I should learn- this is a great place for me start.

I know how to work a slip stitch with yarn already connected to my project but I need a video to show how you work a slip stitch when adding a new yarn to an existing project. I get confused on whether I should just pull the yarn through or pull it through and chain one.

I love video tutorials for stitches. I learn so much!

I would say the first thing to show in the teaching video would be the chain stitch then the single crochet, for the very beginner like myself.

All Free Crochet tutorials are such a great feature. I have been crocheting for more that 65 years and still love the activity and learning new stitches and experimenting with my own ideas.

I use Double crochet most of the time. it works up quickly and in a variety of patterns

So happy to have found your tutorial. Would it be possible to add the symbols of the stitches so when reading a pattern is easy? Thank you for consideration.

I have been doing a lot of half double crochet lately.

The Tunisian crochet stitch has me fascinated. I will be trying this stitch out very soon.

I'm just learning but so far its the double crochet stitch.

I LOVE shell stitch, because it is warm, but still lacy looking, and works up fast.

I know only a few stitches right now but as I will become a new grandmother in December, I am hoping to learn much more so I can make the baby gifts. I like popcorn, wave, and shell stitches right now

There are so many fun stitches to love. My current favorite is the popcorn stitch.

I have just learned the extended single crochet! It is super easy but looks beautiful on the fingerless gloves I made!

I like the shell stitch.

I think right now my favorite crochet stitch is a shell stitch. But I need to practice others to be better friends with them.

I like all stitches they are all favorites. God bless you

all the stitches are my favorite

Right now my favorite is the basket weave stitch but next week when I try learning a new one it may change )

I think this is an awesome way to buff up on stitches you don't use often.

I think the puff stitch is lovely and decorative!

I am just beginning to crochet so I don't really have a favorite stitch yet. I do like the look of the shell and ripple stitches.

ripple stitch

I really like shell patterns

My favorite stitch is the leaping stripes and block pattern.

I am currently addicted to the crocodile (or dragon) scale stitch.

Very hard to choose a favorite stitch. I enjoy tunisian stitch because the resulting fabric is different from the usual crochet, but I think the half double crochet is probably the most versatile.

My favorite stitch is the single crochet. From it's mastery all other stitches can be tamed.

I love this site!

I have just started made 2 basic projects with SC and now I am ready for some new stuff!!

I very much enjoyed watching the video and reviewing all the stitches. the video helped me sharpened my skill of crocheting. I intend to suggest the video for my crochet class that I teach. Thank you very much for providing this.

I have Ben crocheting for close to 50 years so I have learned a lot f stitches and techniques. But there is always something new. Like I just got the hang of the magic circle and the crab stitch. What I will use this mainly for, however is when I am teaching someone to crochet. It's like a back up for me and I can give them a copy so when they are alone they can use it as a reference. Thank you.

I love learning new stitches and refreshing my skills. These collections of tutorials are always appreciated. Sometimes I look through them just to get ideas for my next project. I also like the videos for the tutorials that are more complex, and for days when my brain would rather watch than read.

A great resource for those new to crochet and those wanting to learn new stitches. The videos are really helpful as sometimes it only becomes clear once you see the stitch being made rather than just reading how to do it. I have learnt a number of new stitches from these tutorials and this has helped me to create different blankets and add new edgings.

I am so happy to see videos and written instructions on learning to crochet. This is the best site to learn and get patterns. I had a little knowledge, but this will help me greatly to learn more. I think my grandmother would have wished this was around in her day.

It feels like i forgot how to crotchet all-together when i go through your tutorials. i definitely need to brush up on my stitches and learn some new ones while am at it. You make it so easy to learn. Thank you so much. I see why everyone gives you five stars. Keep them coming!

Hi Chris, you are the first person to make sense to me when doing a tutorial. I'd really like to follow you, learn more. If you have a youtube channel or a link please get it to me. I did this stitch and it actually looked like it!!! Thank you!

Love the patterns!

This is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. I know quite a few stitches, but if you don't use them, you loose the knowledge. This is easy and I don't have to go through 25 different you tube videos before I find one that actually explains the stitch. All right here. Thank you!

I learned do do the afghan stitch years ago and forgot about it. Now I'm back on track with it. I'm making an afghan for my grandson with his favorite video game figure on it. I love your videos. they are so easy to follow.

This collection is such an awesome resource for beginning crocheters like myself! I especially appreciate the clear written instructions in the first section. Since I already know how to single crochet, the double and triple crochet stitches seem really easy!

This collection is so helpful to me since I'm a beginner!

Wow oh wow, You've heard that old saying you can't teach a old dog new tricks, wrong! Well this old dog has just learned a lot of new tricks. So many new stitches out there I would of never thought of. This is a must save and blow up my printer with. I can see getting a 3 ring binder and putting all of this information in to, to keep on hand for the time I read a pattern with the stitches I don't know. Then I wont have to do a google search to figure it out. Thank you so much for these free guides for new crochet stitches and free crochet patterns..

Please tell me how to go back when our half way through a c2c I can't get it to turn around.. I have spent so much time on it.. anyone?

Hi there, I'm sorry you're having difficulties. Have you tried asking our friendly Facebook community for their insights? Simply go to www.facebook.com/allfreecrochet and post your question there. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

This is one of the best books I have ever found showing basic stitches and to think it's also free. I have been crocheting a very long time but I still find stitches that I have not tried or ones that I could use a refresher course on. Thank you for offering it and for making it free.

Recently I was making a hat pattern that called to "sl st previous row school"....I've never heard of this. Any help?

How do I get to this tutorial?

I love the patterns and all the new to me stitches!

I'm a total newb. Would you mind, please, uploading the 1st part of the intro video? I see someone else asked for it over a year ago. (Ooops) Thanks!

Does this tutorial have instructions for LEFT-HANDERS?

As someone who's new to crochet, this page is so helpful! I find myself coming back to it again and again!

very clear instructions

need toknow how to do a bubble stitch

How do I do a HDC aka...half double crochet ???? wouldnt this be the same as a single crochet ?........also...the pattern I am working on calls for a half double crochet decrease ...how would I do that stitch , also ? Thanks in advance for all your help.

How do you break yarn and seamless join?

To watch video for very beginning crocheting found the # 2 video but, not #1 Please where is it

how do you do the hdc2tog and the sc2tog stitches

This is the half double crochet, and unfortunately we do not have the hdc2tog, but hopefully this will help a bit http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Tutorials/How-to-Cro == chet-a-Half-Double-Crochet-Stitch

need to know some basic stitches for afghans

What is a cluster

How do you make a dcfp stich?? Barb

This stitch is a bit tricky and unfortunately we do not have a tutorial on the site, but if you Google it something should easily come up. Thanks - AllFreeCrochet Editors

We've also included a video above that might help.

On on of the patterns it says: sk the next 2 sts does that mean to skip the 2 stiches?

I have just viewed two separate instructions on crocheting in the foundation chain -- one shows the needle going under one loop and the second one through two. I have always used the "one loop" method (self taught), but my needlework How To book shows going under two loops, which I find very difficult to do. Which is correct -- or better?

Both methods can be correct. Which one is used will depend on the look that you want your pattern to have. Going through 1 loop will leave a ridge, while going through 2 loops will make the pattern smoother.

im working on a booty pattern and can not figure this part out (you ch1 skip first st.and next still will be 2sc together)??

Does anyone know what "2trcl" means? Thanks.

2 treble clusters ??

Looking to find out if there is a standard sequence of stitches that comprise the cluster stitch. Please help. Thanks. Lynne

What is the Abbreviation hdc mean?

hdc means half double crochet

Could you have this same 13 stitches for left-handers please? Thanks

I'm lefthanded and never have any problem following. You just follow the directions, and don't look at the pictures.

I am trying to make boot cuffs for my daughter and ne thing I always have trouble with is connecting the chain into a circle with a slip stitch and NOT getting the chain twisted. Does anyone have any suggestions?

You could try pinning part of the cuff down until you get to the sl st to see if that helps keep it from twisting. Or, instead of crocheting in the round, you could crochet the boot cuff flat and do a seam to put the two ends together. I hope that helps!

How do you make a backward single crochet for finishing edges?

check out this youtube video i found for you, she shows you how to do the stitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_DPQw2Dykg

it's so sad i'm still so lost and have no idea what i'm doing all i know is to make a chain and then how to make a simple slip stitch and rechain back and forth. this does not help a complete beginner someone please tell me a site that will help me.

Try this; http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/tp/crochet-for-beginners.htm Hope this helps you :)

there are many great video tutorials on youtube.com just search for the stitches like "crochet single crochet" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqca00LdmAc

Hi, I am doing a crochet shawl by Bernat from the 16 free crochet shawl e book. I am just a beginner and I am stuck on the 2nd row which as follows : 2nd row: Ch 4. Miss first ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next dc. (Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next dc) twice. *(Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in next ch-1 sp. Yoh and draw through all 4 loops on hook cluster made. 1 dc in next dc. (Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next dc) 3 times. Rep from * to end of row Can someone please guide me how I do this please? Thanks much for your help. Regards julie

ch miss next chain space double crochet in next double crochet ch miss next chain space dc in next dc ch miss next chain space dc in next dc - yarn over hook like your double crochet draw loop up from next st like as if you are still making a double crochet yo and draw through two loops on hook again like doing your double crochet but stop there start a new dc type stitch by yarn over draw up loop yarn over draw through two loops there should now be loops on your hook repeat this once more with - yarn over pull up loop AGAIN like just making a dc yarn over ad draw through two loops you will now have loops on your hook you now yarn over and draw through all four loops and tada CLUSTER STITCH - then continue dc in next dc ch skRead More next ch dc in next dc ch sk next ch dc in next dc ch sk next ch dc in next dc then you rep from the i hope that helps if not maybe try searching for cluster stitch on youtube

How do you do a half dc decrease? Did my own cersion but I know it is not correct.

Make a half dc into the first stitch but stop short of pulling the yarn through the three loops to finish the stitch off, then ignoring these three for the moment, make another half dc into the next stitch and when you come to pull the yarn through the final three loops, pull it through ALL loops on the hook. Hope this helps with your project.

very good !!!


i would like to know how to drop 1sc behine each dc so I can make a navajo afghan

in the Navajo pattern you do a dc putting the hook into the row below, front loop, so the row you are on is even. the beauty of this is, if you miss count you can use the 'dropped sc' to make the number correct.

I am making a circle afghan, and there is a stitch that is driving me crazy, its the front post triple cr I know how to do that but its telling me to fptr around fptr 2 rows below. I'm confuss, can you please help me, if not can you tell me where to get help from. Thank you

you actually want to make the front post treble on the row indicated rather then the last row completed for example say you are on your third row, ytou will not work the fptr on row two but rather on row 1 this usually stretches a fptr over smaller stitches such as single crochets

not what I am looking for

Question? One of the tutorials I have seen,such as a triple crochet when first starting out you go into the 4th chain and another one show you starting out with the second chain..which is correct or better or does it not matter?

Hi, BetseyVt 6698625. Is your question regarding a pattern you saw on our site? If so, we recommend contacting the pattern designer directly. If your question is more general, we suggest posting it on our Facebook page to see if your fellow crocheters might be of assistance! www.facebook.com/allfreecrochet Best of luck! --Editors of AllFreeCrochet

Wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing

@gypsysue2u 8580426: bpdc refers to a back post double crochet. Hope this helps! -- Editors of AllFreeCrochet

What does bpdc mean in a crochet pattern for a hat?

what does this mean (multiple of 13 sts + 4 (1 row repeat) ?

What is a space (sp)?

Member Many patterns indicate to end the row using a slip stitch into the beginning stitch of that row Then it will tell you to work perhaps a chain two or chain three dependent on whether the next row is using double or treble crochet stitches in the next round When you work that next round again generally the pattern will indicate ending with a slip stitch into the top of first chain two or chain three of the same round etc etc Although some patterns simply say attach or end without stating to do the slip stitch Some patterns do not actually terminate at end of row but indicate to work a pattern of stitches such as work three double crochet in beginning loop of previous row Which can be very confusing dependent upon the pattern style I would suggest to slowly read the pattern through for the first fewRead More rounds to see what is required with focus on the wording for beginning and ending each round The most common ending in the patterns I have worked are by slip stitch Then a chain of or to start the next row dependent on the stitch pattern for the row I hope that helps

When you finish a row, making a round or square doily, I get confuse to go to next row. What I do to start the next one?


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