When I was little, my Mom began passing on her crafting knowledge to me and my sister. I think the one skill that has stuck with me through the years and the one that I enjoy the most is crocheting.
I especially enjoy working on small projects that are useful and don’t take a lot of time to make. Being able to complete a project in a short amount of time gives me a sense of satisfaction (of having completed something!) and joy.
Crocheting is probably one of the easier needle-working crafts to learn too! I have included some free patterns for small crochet projects here on my site and thought it would be very helpful to also include a post with basic instructions for those wanting to learn to crochet.
What You Need to Get Started
- Crochet Hooks – You can get these crochet hooks with nice cushioned handles OR just a plain set like this one.
- Yarn – If you are crocheting kitchen or bath items, you will want to buy 100% cotton like this (find in many different colors!). To make items for baby (sweater, booties, blankets, etc.) you will want to use an acrylic yarn like this one (again, can be found in many colors).
- Scissors – I like to keep a pair of small scissors like this one in my crochet bag.
Learn to Crochet Videos
This first link is to the Lion Brand website where they have put together a wonderful list of instructional videos to help you learn to crochet.
Here is a round-up type post over at Morning Chores with a bunch more “learn to crochet” videos and links to check out!
This is a series of instructional videos I found on Youtube and have included here on my site. There are 10 videos in the playlist. Just click on the little lines in the top left corner so you can scroll through all of them!
I hope you learn to enjoy crocheting as much as I do! Have fun learning!