Learn Crochet !

Beginners will use this section to learn the basic skills they will need to go through crochet projects.

The basic crochet stitches are: chain (ch), sl (slip stitch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc) and its variations (triple crochet (tr), etc.)

To make stitch, you need to wrap the yarn over the hook (yo). Wrapping the yarn over the hook doesn’t make a stitch: the yarn has to be pulled through another stitch or another loop in order to complete a stitch.

Every crochet stitch needs a base: it can be a chain, or the stitches from the previous row.

Here is a phototutorial for the very basic stitches.

1. The starting slip knot

Make a slip knot, insert the hook through the loop and catch the tail. Draw the yarn through the loop on the hook.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Draw thread through loop

 

2. Chain

Yarn over the hook (yo), catch the thread with the hook, draw the thread grom left to right through the loop on the kook. You have now made 1 chain.

Each chain is made of 2 loops which look like “V”

Yo, draw yarn from left to right into the loop on hook Repeat the process to form a row of chains.

 

3. Slip stitch (sl)

Mainly used to join two pieces of crochet, or to join when working in rounds. Insert hook through designated stitch, yo, draw yarn through the stitch and the loop on the hook.

 

4. Single crochet (sc)

Insert hook into designated stitch, yo, draw yarn through the stitch, yo, draw yearn through both loops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Half double crochet

Yo, insert hook in designated stitch, yo again, draw yarn through the stitch, yo, draw thread through all 3 loops on hook

Yo, insert hook, yo, draw yarn through the stitch yo again, Draw yarn through all 3 loops
6. Double Crochet (dc)
Yo, insert hook into designated stitch, yo again, draw yarn through the stitch (there are 3 loops on hook). Yo again and draw yarn through 2 of the loops (there are 2 loops left on hook). Yo again and draw through the last 2 loops.
BrideYo, insert hook through designated stitch, yo, draw yarn through stitch BrideYo, draw yarn through 2 first loops on hook BrideYo, draw yarn through 2 last loops.
7. Triple Crochet
Yo twice, insert hook into designated stitch, yo again, draw yarn through the stitch (there are 4 loops on hook). Yo again, and draw it through the 2 first loops (there are 3 loops on hook). Yo again, draw yarn through the 2 first loops (there are 2 loops on hook). Yo, draw yarn through the last 2 loops.

Triple crochet: yo 2 times, insert hook in designated stitch and draw a loop

Yo, draw loop through the 2 first loops on hook

Again, Yo, draw loop through the 2 first loops on hook

Yo, draw loop through the 2 last loops on hook

8. Double Triple crochet, Triple triple crochet etc.
Same process but wrapping yarn 3 (or 4) times before inserting the hook into designated stitch and draw a loop. Yo and draw loop into 2 first loops on hook again and again until the stitch is complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Learn Crochet !

  1. Okay, now that I pulled out my kntiitng and watched myself knit, I knit the European way. That seems to be the way that do it. :-)One of my mom’s friends is going to teach her to knit so I’ll see which way she does it.

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