Picture of First Beginner Crochet Project: Single Crochet Square
This is what I would suggest for a beginner at crocheting. Just start making small squares until you're comfortable with starting, ending, and everything between. Later these squares can be sewn together to make a washcloth, baby blanket, scarf, etc. Size doesn't matter. I would suggest using a hook size G-J and light-colored worsted-weight yarn to start. (Black yarn is VERY difficult to learn with). ENJOY!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
These are the materials that you will need:
-a small amount of light-colored, worsted-weight of sport-weight yarn
-darning/yarn needle
-pair of scissors
-crochet hook (size G-J suggested)
-tape measure or ruler
sandyrm made it!4 months ago
I did it. sort of.
enuscher (author)  sandyrm4 months ago

Congratulations! That looks amazing, nice straight edges and everything :)

I did it. I made a single crochet square. Thanks Barbara

rimar20003 years ago
Thanks for sharing this.

My mother (1915-2004) wove 17 blanquets / bedspreads using this technique. Many of then (maybe all) are sill in use. They are multicolored, beautiful.

She bought bargains of wool, and even unwove old clothes to take advantage of the wool.
enuscher (author)  rimar20003 years ago
That's great! Especially since wool yarn is so expensive, I have to get the cheaper yarn usually.
I've crocheted an afghan this way too!
mistyp3 years ago
I will try this--I've wanted to learn to crochet but with so many other awesome things to learn this keeps getting pushed back. Thanks for posting!
Looks good! Lots of clear photos. :D I will have to give this a try!