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Learn to Crochet

Learn to crochet

If there is anything you want to learn about crochet, you are in the right place! Below you’ll find listed all the resources I have to offer to teach you about crochet.

If you are a beginner that wants to learn to crochet from scratch, I have excellent resources for that!

If you have learned the stitches from a friend, family member, or YouTube videos, you may not know how to read written patterns. I can teach you that skill as well!

If you have all the basics down and want to build your skills, I have tutorials for many of those!

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As I add more resources, I will add links to those here, so that this page is your guide to all you need to learn to crochet! I encourage you to bookmark this page so that you can come back to it anytime you need help with something.

Learn the basic stitches

If you are a brand new crocheter, start here.

Chains

Single crochet

Half double crochet

Double crochet

Slip stitch

Finishing and fastening off

Make your very first project

I suggest my Beginner Bracelet as a first project. It includes a written pattern and a very slow, detailed video to go along with it. This is one of the very first videos I ever made, so my apologies that the quality isn’t the greatest, I have improved my set up tremendously since making this video. Despite that, the content of the video has helped thousands of new crocheters, and I’m confident it can help you learn to crochet as well.

Get the written pattern and video tutorial for my Beginner Bracelet here.

Learn to read written crochet patterns

Learning to read written patterns isn’t essential to being able to crochet, but it expands your possibilities tremendously! There are many patterns that aren’t available as videos and you will only be able to make them with a written pattern to guide you. I suggest that any crocheter, new or seasoned, that doesn’t know how to read a written pattern, learn how.

How do you do that? You have a written pattern and a video that walks you through it step by step to explain the abbreviations and the formatting.

First, abbreviations. Written crochet patterns use a lot of abbreviations. This means that you need a key to those abbreviations until you have them memorized. You can get my downloadable, printable crochet abbreviations chart at this link when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Learn to crochet with this list of crochet abbreviations. Image of a crochet abbreviation list. Text reads: Free to download with subscription. Printable crochet abbreviation list. Banana Moon Studio.

Then, you can watch any or all of the following videos in the “Learn to Read Crochet Patterns” series to help with the formatting.

Tiny heart

Small circle

Small Ring

6-Petal flower

8-Petal flower

Bruges Bracelet

Once you can read written patterns, try out these easy projects!

Primula Infinity Scarf

Chelsea Scarf

Ada Shrug

Teen girl in the woods wearing a blue crochet shrug, white shirt, and floral leggings. Text reads: Ada Shrug. Easy crochet pattern. Banana Moon Studio.

Variety Show Super Scarf

Patina Poncho

Berry Scarf

Learn specific stitch patterns

Wattle stitch

Bobble stitch

Basketweave stitch

Bruges lace

Crinkle stitch

C2C, or Corner to Corner

Once you have the basics down, expand your skills with the tutorials below

Post stitches

How to join in a new ball of yarn

Russian joins

Half double crochet decreases

How to start a crochet circle

How to crochet a circle

Learn to crochet a circle video tutorial. A pink crochet circle on a white background with a cake of pink yarn, a pink crochet hook, and gold and silver colored scissors. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Solid granny squares

Changing colors in the round

Crocheting with two strands held together

How to join crochet squares and motifs

Crocheting through both thicknesses to seam pieces together

Joining two crochet sections together as you go

How to Seam a Sweater

Surface slip stitches

Learn to crochet cables

Crocheting the back loop

Tunisian crochet knit stitch

Learn to crochet in a spiral

Learn to crochet in a spiral with this video tutorial from Banana Moon Studio! Spiral crochet swatch, wooden crochet hook, skeins of white and variegated yarn of purple, pink, and orange on a white lace background. Text reads: How to crochet in a spiral. Banana Moon Studio.

Tunisian crochet smock stitch

Intarsia crochet colorwork

Making fringe

Using the Clover pom pom maker

Washing handmade items

Winding a center-pull skein by hand

Wrapping up

I hope that these resources have helped you learn to crochet! Please share with me in the comments what you have learned or what you want to learn! As I add more resources to my site, I will link to them here so that you will have all the resources in one place!

Happy crocheting!

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