How to crochet for beginners
Tips and tricks

17 February 2020

How to crochet for beginners

How to crochet for beginners

Crochet has been a big trend for a number of years now and it is here to stay! Crochet is easy to learn and it is a very relaxing thing to do. A self-completed crochet project is something to be proud of! Our recycled Zpagetti t-shirt yarn is slightly elastic, strong and durable. This makes this yarn very easy to learn to crochet with. With the jumbo crochet hooks, you'll see results fast. Once you've mastered the crochet basics, you will want to crochet anything and everything! So beware: after you crocheted your first crochet bag or crochet floor rug you'll already be busy with a new crochet project such as a cute Eco Barbante amigurumi toy! The possibilities with our Hoooked recycle yarns are endless, so give your creativity free reign.


Do you want to learn how to crochet? Whether you've always wanted to learn how to crochet or you have just recently been inspired to start, we want to help you and inspire you to learn to crochet. If you are new to the world of crochet, we recommend you to start with our Zpagetti t-shirt yarn as it is elastic and bulky; you can see all the stitches very well and it works very easy. A beginner in crochet should first learn the basic crochet stitches such as the slip knot; chain; the slip stitch and the double crochet. We have put all basic crochet stitches in our free patterns. Or just pick one of our crochet kits to make a nice crochet floor rug. Hoooked has covered all basic crochet stitches in very clear and easy-to-follow crochet videos. We recommend you to install yourself in a lazy chair with a nice cup of tea and watch our crochet videos on YouTube. Then, grab your crochet hook and some yarn, re-wind, and crochet along. In no time you will have covered all the basic crochet stitches.


Step 1: practice the basic stitches (chain, double, treble)

If you master these basic stitches, you’ll be able to make lots of different projects — including those cute amigurumi toys you see all over Pinterest, as well as cozy beanies and scarves! To practice, all you’ll need is some yarn and a crochet hook and you’re ready to learn to crochet. Simply follow the instructions in the videos below and you’ll be stitching up a storm in no time.


Chain stitch 

Crochet chains are the starting point for lots of patterns — and they’re easy to learn!




Double crochet  

This straightforward crochet stitch is used for amigurumi, beanies and more.




Treble crochet  

This is the stitch used for granny squares, one of the most iconic crochet patterns for starters!


 



Tips for crochet 

● Try practicing with a bright coloured yarn. Dark yarn can make it very hard to see the stitches, and you’re still busy getting familiar with how the stitches look and feel.
● Take your time! Don’t worry if it’s slow going at first — practice makes perfect!
● Count your stitches. Keeping count lets you know if you’ve made a mistake along the way.


Step 2: choose your first pattern

Once you’ve gotten the hang of chains, double crochet and treble crochet, there are lots of patterns you’ll be able to follow — and many are available for free online! Make sure to choose an easy pattern to start with. Check our free patterns to see if you like any of the projects. Want to make sure you have all the right materials and an easy pattern? We also have plenty of DIY kits that are great for beginning crocheters. Amigurumi, home accessories and bags — there’s bound to be a design that calls out to you!


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