Beginner's Guide to Crochet

Introduction: Beginner's Guide to Crochet

this tutorial is for anyone wanting to learn how to crochet.

Supplies:

medium weight yarn and 5.5mm crochet hook

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Step 1: How to Start a Chain

first you want to make a slipknot (use the pictures for reference) then insert your hook into the slipknot, to make a chain stitch you need to put the yarn over the hook and pull through the center, repeat until you get to 13 stitches.

Step 2:

metric hook sizes US hook sizes UK hook sizes

2.00mm B/1

2.25mm C/2

2.50mm D/3

2.75mm E/4

3.00mm F/5

3.25mm G/6

3.50mm H/8

3.75mm I/9

4.00mm J/10

4.25mm

4.50mm

4.75mm

5.00mm

5.50mm

6.00mm

6.50mm

7.00mm

8.00mm

9.00mm

10.00mm

Step 3: How to Correctly Hold the Hook and Yarn

to correctly hold the yarn you must hang it over your index finger then lead the tail end behind your hand and between your ring finger and pinky finger. to properly hold the hook hold the main part of the hook between your thumb and index finger (use the pictures for reference).

Step 4: How to Single Crochet

start with a chain of 13 stitches insert the hook through the second chain from hook, yarn over hook and pull through, yarn over hook one more time and pull through, repeat 11 more times.

Step 5: How to Half Double Crochet

start with a chain of 13 stitches, yarn over hook insert in the third chain from hook, yarn over hook and pull through, you should have 3 loops on your hook yarn over hook and pull through all 3 loops, repeat until you reach the end.

Step 6: How to Double Crochet

start with a chain of 13 stitches, yarn over hook and insert though the third chain from hook yarn over hook and pull through you should have three loops on your hook only pull through the first 2 loops, yarn over hook one more time and pull through, repeat till you reach the end.

Step 7: How to Treble Crochet

start with a chain of 13 stitches, yarn over hook twice and insert though the third chain from hook yarn over hook and pull through there should be 4 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops, yarn over hook and pull through the next 2 loops, yarn over hook and pull through the last 2 loops, repeat untill you reach the end.

Step 8: How to Make a Magic Ring

chain 2, in the second chain from hook single crochet 6 pull the tail end until the hole in the center closes.

I hope this helps you learn how to crochet!

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    2 Discussions

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    ddj0195
    ddj0195

    6 weeks ago

    Suggestions for improving this instructable:
    The terminology will be different depending on where you are located. Start by specifying if this tutorial is written for Europe or North America. This will be crucial to understand when a pattern called for stitches that use different names in different regions.
    Hook size referenced here is a European size. In North America these large hooks are labeled with alpha characters. Avoid confusion by providing both designations.
    Note that hook size is relative to the size of the yarn and personal preferences. For a tutorial on beginning crochet, look to the yarn manufacturer’s label for a recommended hook size, but know that hook size will vary depending on the pattern you choose and whether you hook tightly or loosely. Explain gauge.
    Rearrange your photos. They are not displaying in a chronological sequence and can be confusing if viewed out of order. Personally I like to see photo-steps numbered and explained individually, so the student doesn’t have to keep going back and forth to a paragraph to follow along.
    A bit more clarification on where to insert the hook into the previous row would be helpful to a student just getting started.
    You have chosen a yarn texture and color that photograph well.

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    lizardlover12
    lizardlover12

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    I will try to add the gauge, and hook reference as soon as I can.