How to Crochet for Beginners

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Our Beginner Crochet tutorial, How to Crochet for Beginners, will have you crocheting up beautiful crochet pieces in no time! I’ve put my TikTok and Instagram Reel tutorials into this how-to crochet for beginners collection.  Everything you need to know to get started crocheting is in this video. Even if you’ve been crocheting for a long time, you might learn a new trick or two in this Beginner Crochet Tutorial.

This tutorial will teach you the basics of holding the yarn, basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, and working in the round and front/back post stitches. 

How to Crochet for Beginners

If you follow me on Instagram and TikTok I’ve been sharing a series of tutorials. Many of you have found these crochet tutorials so helpful. I’ve had a lot of requests to make these videos slower with more in-depth teaching. I decided to put this collection into a YouTube video. Share this with anyone wanting to learn to crochet! Also if you sign up for my Newsletter you can get my Top 15 Crochet Tips & Tricks PDF digital download for FREE.

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I used Sugar Bush Yarns Chill Super Bulky weight yarn for the tutorials. You can purchase in my shop HERE USE CODE BEG15 FOR 15% OFF


Streamline Swirl 9MM – Purchase HERE

Other Supplies Needed

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needles


How to Crochet for Beginners

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Step #1 Slip Knot

crochet slip knot

The Slip knot is the first thing you need to know to get started. This knot is put on your hook so that you can begin crocheting. Watch now 2:29 Slip Knot.

Step #2 How to Hold the Yarn

crochet hook and yarn

There are different ways to hold the yarn, so find a comfortable one. Watch the step-by-step instruction on YouTube. Watch Now 3:04 How to Hold the Yarn.

Step #3 How to Chain

How to Crochet for Beginners

Learning to chain will set you up for working crochet stitches. The chain will begin your row. Watch Now 4:54 How to Chain.

Basic Stitches: Single Crochet (sc)

How to Crochet for Beginners

Watch Now 7:32 Single Crochet.

Basic Stitches: Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Watch Now 10:22 Half Double Crochet.

Basic Stitches: Double Crochet (dc)

Watch Now 13:48 Double Crochet.

Basic Stitches: Treble Crochet (tr)

Watch Now 15:48 Treble Crochet

Working in the Round: Magic Ring

Watch Now 17:25 Magic Ring.

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How to Increase

Watch Now 19:54 How to Increase.

Slip Stitch Join

Watch Now 22:16 Slip Stitch Join.

How to Decrease: Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog)

Watch Now 25:40 Single Crochet Decrease.

Invisible Single Crochet decrease 26:47

How to Decrease: Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc2tog)

Watch now 27:48 Half Double Crochet Decrease

29:41 Invisible HDC Decrease

How to Decrease: Double Crochet Decrease (dc2tog)

Watch Now 30:33 Double Crochet Decrease.

32:37 Invisible DC Decrease

Invisible Join

Watch Now 34:32 Invisible Join

How to weave Tails

Watch Now 36:15 How to Weave in Tails

Intermediate Stitches: Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

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watch Now 38:46 Front Post Double Crochet.

Intermediate Stitches: Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)

Watch Now 41:57 Back Post Double Crochet.

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