How to Crochet: 5 Beginner Stitches to Learn
Learning how to crochet is easy once you learn the different stitches. If you’ve never tried it before, we’ll walk you through five of the basic crochet stitches you’re likely to find on simple patterns. Once you’ve mastered slip knots and chain stitches, you’ll be able to crochet just about any beginner-level project (a crocheted temperature blanket is a great one to start with!).
Our step-by-step diagrams will help you learn how to crochet the stitches so you can get started as soon as possible. All you’ll need is a crochet hook (we recommend getting a starter pack like this 6-Piece Crochet Hook Set, $6, Michaels) and yarn. If you have old yarn leftover in your craft closet, we recommend starting with that (otherwise skeins start at just $2 at Michaels) and crocheting a few small squares of each stitch until you get the hang of it. That way, you can save the good stuff for your first project.
Follow these simple instructions to get started.