Learn How to Crochet in 3 Easy Steps

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All you need to learn to crochet is yarn, a crochet hook, and a willingness to try it out.

This textile art is one of the easiest to learn and before you know it you will be making all kinds of handicrafts. Here are three easy steps to learn to crochet.

Step 1: get your supplies.

Start with a cheap, medium-weight yarn that is neither too thick nor too thin. Red Heart is an affordable brand of acrylic thread that can be washed and dried with a normal load of laundry.

You want to be able to see every loop and stitch, so choose a lighter color for your first project. Each yarn label comes with specific instructions on what type of crochet hook or knitting needle to use. Aluminum crochet hooks only cost a few dollars, so this is a very cheap hobby.

Yarn, crochet hook
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Step 2: watch a video.

You can learn to crochet from your grandma or from a book, but I find that watching a YouTube video is by far the easiest method. You can pause it, play it back, and watch it over and over again if you want. Here is one of my favorite craftspeople who has a whole bunch of crochet videos:

Step 3: practice, practice, practice!

There’s a reason people have tons of crochet pot holders and placemats. When you’re first starting out, rectangles are the easiest to master. However, once you master the simple techniques you can learn to follow patterns and create things like doilies and afghans. Practice creates masters!

Blanket, knit
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When you’re comfortable, check out sites like Ravelry to learn more complex patterns. You’ll be making scarves, blankets, and hats in no time!

Are you excited to start doing crochet projects? What are you looking forward to learning how to do? Let us know in the comments!

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