The basics of crochet

Welcome to my crochet school! 

Have you always wanted to learn a craft? Maybe you are thinking about crochet? 
Crochet is the perfect hobby, it’s relaxing and stimulating at the same time, and the things you are able to make with just your hands and a hook will amaze you and others. 

Here you will learn the basics of crochet, at the end you will be able to crochet using a pattern and follow a tutorial, how awesome is that? 

You will learn:

  • How to choose hooks and yarn
  • Other useful supplies
  • The basic stitches (with videos)
  • How to read a pattern – Comming soon
  • How to start a project – Comming soon 
  • How to finish a project – Comming soon

Do you feel ready to start? Good! Lets begin! 

How to choose hooks and yarn 

To know what hooks to choose in an ocean of options its good to start with some basic hooks. Depending on what you will be crocheting the hooks comes in different sizes.
In different countries the name on the hooks vary, but you can almost alway fint the mm of each hook size.

To have hooks that you can use to make most patterns i recommend the following sizes:

  • 2,5mm
  • 3,0mm
  • 3,5mm
  • 4,0mm
  • 4,5mm
  • 5,0mm
  • 5,5mm
  • 6,0mm

But if you are new to crochet and just want to dip your toes in, i recommend that you choose what you want to make and buy the hook for that pattern.
Then when you fall in love with crocheting, and i promise you will, you can buy more hooks and build a yarn stash! 

How to read the lable on the yarn

To use a different yarn then the pattern suggest this site is extremely helpful: Yarnsub

Other useful supplies

  • Stitch markers
  • scissors 
  • tapemeasurment
  • a project bag – to keep track of the yarn and hook you are working with 

The bascis of crochet

Here you will find the videos for:

  • Slip knot
  • Chains
  • Magic ring / Magic circle
  • Single crochet
  • Half double crochet and where to place the stitch
  • Double crochet
  • Treble crochet

How to make a slip knot

How to chain

How to make a magic ring /magic circle

How to make a single crochet

How to make a half double crochet

How to make a double crochet

How to make a treble crochet

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