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How to Crochet: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide of Tutorials and Patterns
The beginner's guide to crochet stitches and techniques
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Tackling a new skill doesn't have to be a stressful task you undertake on your own. How to Crochet: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide of Tutorials and Patterns wants to make sure you have every possible resource at your disposal: videos for visual learners, step-by-step crochet instructions with photos, and a variety of techniques for learning the crochet basics. The most exciting feature of this crochet guide, though, is that it doesn't just show you the beginning of a design and then leave you stranded; it matches each of these tutorials with the best crochet patterns for beginners so that you can learn, practice, and enjoy your work. It features some of the most popular easy crochet patterns that newcomers want to learn, like scarves and granny squares, plus different crochet stitches that will enhance any pattern once you get started.
The crochet magic circle is the foundation for some of the greatest crochet patterns: granny squares, coasters, rugs, and more. This beginner crochet tutorial will show you just how to work it, and if you continue to learn to crochet, you will undoubtedly come across a pattern requiring this technique. This collection features a video, step by step crochet instructions, and 13 gorgeous patterns to try out.
Granny squares are another crochet building block, especially for easy crochet blankets. The ins-and-outs might seem tricky, but with this selection, you can learn how to crochet a granny square right or left handed, how to join crochet squares together, and then how to use these new skills on 16 granny square patterns ranging from pillows to ponchos.
The crochet bobble stitch is often a crocheter's go-to for adding exciting texture to a pattern. It combines double or half double crochet stitches to create a raised, circular design. Here, you will find a video tutorial plus two easy crochet patterns and one advanced crochet bag pattern (you will be ready for it in no time!).
If you've seen a crochet pattern and noticed how similar the crochet stitches look to a scale or a petal, then you are probably admiring the crochet crocodile stitch. This stitch adds great drama to a pattern, so be sure to check out the crochet tutorials—video and written—before diving in to the 18 crocodile stitch patterns.
One of the first designs most beginners test out is a crochet scarf pattern because it's something to learn from and use as part of your wardrobe. This collection features seven videos that will walk you through the crochet instructions for seven different scarves, so you grab your hooks and get ready to crochet with a pro!
Crocheting is meant to be fun and exciting, so whenever you're ready, you can branch out and try embellishing your patterns with beads or buttons. These look especially nice on your crochet jewelry patterns or your accessories. With a video as well as advice on getting started, you can learn to add these extra touches to create one-of-a-kind patterns.
Like any good crossover artist, the Tunisian crochet stitch gets its universal appeal by borrowing from different traditions. As you learn to crochet this stitch, you will recognize certain elements of knitting as you browse through seven different crochet tutorials and then 10 easy crochet patterns.
The crochet popcorn stitch is another fabulous technique for texture and shape on your patterns. Learn how to crochet this design with detailed instructions plus accompanying photos, then work on a crochet scarf pattern, blanket, cowl, and more.
The crochet v-stitch is very easy crochet stitch pattern comprised of double crochet stitches. The trick to this stitch pattern is how many chain spaces you have to skip and how many chains to make between stitches. Learn this crochet stitch and then work up crochet shawls, blankets and more.
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