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Learn to Crochet Tutorial

Crocheting needlesWould you like to learn how to crochet? Learning how to crochet can be really simple if you have the right teacher.

I really can't remember who taught me how to crochet. For some reason, I think it was my mother, but it may have been my older sister.

We started out learning to crochet by making collars for our kittens. Then we crocheted clothes for our Barbie dolls. Then we graduated into making booties for ourselves to wear during the winter.

The main thing about learning how to crochet is being able to hold and manipulate the yarn with your fingers. So let me tell you how to hold the yarn. If you are right-handed, it will be a lot easier to teach you.

What you'll Need:

Crocheting Needle (my favorite is a #7 or G)
Yarn, medium thickness
Relaxed fingers
Desire to Learn
Persistence

Let's Get Started

1. So to start, you need to make a slipknot. First wind the yarn around your fingers like this. Grab the string of yarn in your left hand and wrap, hold the end with your right hand.

Make a slipknot loop

2. Now slide a piece of yarn through the first loop. OK now we're going to bring the end of this yarn and push it through to make a loop. See the loop

Slipknot

3. Now take your crocheting needle and put it through the loop, but don't let go of the end. Then pull it sort of snug around the crocheting needle. Now we have a nice loop on our crocheting needle.

Slipknot on crocheting needle

4: Once you learn how to make that loop the rest is simple. But now you need to know how to hold the yarn in your left hand, so when you are crocheting, the yarn will slide easily, because you control the tension.

How to hold the yarn

So with this first lesson the hardest thing probably for you, will be learning to make the first loop, and to hold the yarn correctly, so that's what you need to practice first.

Continue Learning >> Crochet a Chainstitch

How to Crochet Pages

Learn to Crochet
Make a ChainStitch
Single Crochet
Crochet Ornaments
Animal Ornaments
Potholder Ideas
Double Crochet
Crochet a Circle
Crochet a Triangle
Crochet a Cross
Crochet Mittens
Crochet a Hat
Crochet a Rug

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