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18 Left Handed Crochet Patterns for Beginners

You'll find everything you need and more with this first-rate guide to left handed crochet (for beginners).

Updated October 16, 2019
18 Left Handed Crochet Patterns for Beginners

When you’re a lefty, life can get hard. From scissors to violins to right-handed desk chairs at school, sometimes it feels like nothing quite works as it should, and that would drive anyone up the wall.

Crochet doesn’t have to exclude left handed people, though! With this genius compilation of 18 Left Handed Crochet Patterns for Beginners, you will find beginner-friendly crochet patterns made for left handers.

You’ll learn everything from the hottest new crochet stitch to a full pattern for a voguish cowl. Say goodbye to right-handed patterns that leave you feeling clumsy and inept. You won’t tangle yourself up in your yarn with these easy-as-pie left handed crochet instructions.

Learn all the basics of left handed crochet in one easy place with videos, patterns, and step-by-step instructions that are catered to every lefty’s needs. We guarantee that these left handed crochet tutorials are as straightforward as they are fun! 

If you feel confident, then you can even graduate from individual stitches to full project tutorials. Here at, we have thousands of free crochet patterns, and we’ve selected the very best for left handed crafters to begin with, from granny squares to baby blankets.

So what are you waiting for? Say goodbye to lumbering through right-handed crochet patterns and settle in with patterns designed by and for lefties just like you.

Left Handed Crochet Stitches

How to Crochet Left Handed Treble Crochet Stitch

When you’re learning how to crochet, the best way to sharpen your skill is to broaden your base! That’s why we’ve compiled the most captivating, gorgeous, and diverse array of left handed stitches for you to add to your repertoire. These are the best left handed crochet tutorials for beginners around.

You won’t believe the ornate patterns you can make when you learn skills like How to Crochet Left Handed Treble Crochet Stitch (shown). Whether you want a cozy puffed stitch or a geometric gem, you'll find a stitch that's perfect for you in this lovely list. Even better? All of them are perfectly tailored to your left handed needs.

Left Handed Crochet Instructions

How to Crochet Two Half Double Stitches Together into a Decrease Stitch Left-Handed

You may know how to make a handsome herringbone stitch left handed, but gorgeous stitches are only half of the crochet journey!

With these tutorials on crocheting left handed, you’ll learn not just how to crochet but also how to magnificently manipulate your projects, like in How to Crochet Two Half Double Stitches Together into a Decrease Stitch Left-Handed (shown).

  • Learn the Single Crochet Decrease Stitch Left-Handed Tutorial

    When you want to make your crochet project taper in a smooth, elegant line, you don’t want to bumble around with unwieldy right-handed patterns. Make this technique a breeze with this simple tutorial.

  • How to Change Colors without Knots: Left Handed Version

    There’s no better way to add immediate professionalism to your crochet than eliminating pesky knots from your final design. Now left-handed crocheters can change colors with equal fluidity with this knot-free crochet tutorial!

  • How to Change Color in a Granny Square: Left-Handed

    Just because you’re crocheting a granny square doesn’t mean you can’t add some funky flair. Make every square exquisitely two-toned with this simple tutorial, made so that your color changes will be seamless.

  • Left Handed 2 Tog Increase

    Want to add some dimensionality to your crochet? Now you can add some roundness to your crochet projects with a tutorial tailored to left-handed crocheters. You’ll want to use this technique in every pattern!

Easy Left Handed Crochet Patterns

Super Simple Lucky Stripes Shawl

Now that you’ve mastered your left handed crochet stitches, why not put your new skills to the test? Whether you want to whip up a housewarming gift or a special treat for yourself, you’ll find just what you need here.

If your closet has been looking for a unique, stylish pick-me-up, then look no further than this fashionable collection of accessories. Look stunning while feeling as cozy as can be with a piece as iconic as the Super Simple Lucky Stripes Shawl (shown). When you cloak yourself in the colorful, homespun array of this piece, you’ll be sure to turn heads.

Looking to crochet something for your home? We have left handed patterns for that, too! From vibrant afghans to a stitch perfect for lace-looking doilies, you’ll find all you need to spruce up your home with your newfound left handed talent.

  • Super Simple Shawl Pattern

    With an elegant tapered shape and an exquisite gradient stripe, this simple shawl is anything but plain! Lefties can rejoice in the ultra-vogue style of this lovely pattern without the frustration of right-handed tutorials.

  • How to Crochet a Shell Stitch Scarf Left-Handed Tutorial

    Intricate, dainty, and altogether enchanting, the shell stitch is among every crocheter’s favorites. That’s why you’ll adore this scintillating shell stitch scarf that’s designed especially for lefties.

  • How to Crochet Jumbo Fan Pattern: Left Hand Part 1

    Looking for an airy, flowery, and vintage-looking pattern to use on your next crochet blanket? Look no further than this unexpectedly simple jumbo fan pattern! You won’t be able to resist showing off this stunner.

  • Crochet an Octagon Granny Afghan: Left Hand Part 1

    Ease yourself into the process of making a stunning octagon granny afghan with a video tutorial that’s a delight to watch and a piece of cake to follow! You’re guaranteed a slew of compliments on this hot new project.

  • How to Crochet a Granny Square: Left-Handed

    Granny squares are as pleasurable to make as they are to design. Now you can make a host of colorful squares to connect into one eye-catching project or to display as individually breathtaking pieces!

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