Want to learn how to crochet? 

Want to learn how to crochet? 

Hi again! 

  Who wants to learn how to crochet?! I will do my best to teach you the basics of crochet in this post, along with step by step photo tutorials for each stitch. 

The most common stitches:

  • Slip knot 
  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip stitch (sl st) 
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Half double crochet (hdc)
  • Double crochet (dc)

The most used hook size is a H-5.00mm but you can use which ever size you want or what size a pattern calls for. The bigger the hook the bigger the finished project, the smaller the hook the smaller the project. 

The slip knot- is the first thing you will do before starting a project. There are many ways to do this, I will show you the one that I use. 

Start with the yarn over your index finger, then wrap it around once like in the photo.

Then take the back loop and bring it over the front loop. Then do the same thing once more, bring the loop in the back over the front loop but bring the back loop over your finger this time and pull on the tail.

Take your finger out of the loop and insert your hook and pull on the tail until it fits your hook. 

Now you are ready to chain (ch). Yarn over, from back to front, pull through loop on hook. You now have 1 chain, now do 10 more chains.

We chained 10, you always want to chain 1 more, so say you want your square to be 10 chains long we do 1 more so we can turn our work for the next row. So that is why we chained 11. 

Now we will do the single crochet (sc) stitch back the other way. 

Insert hook in the second chain from your hook. 

Yarn over (from back to front), pull up a loop, you now have 2 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.

That’s one single crochet (sc). Repeat 9 more time until the end of your chain. You will have 10 single crochet (sc) total. 

At the end of each row always chain (ch) 1 and turn so you are working right to left.

I will go over one more row. Insert hook in first single crochet (sc) making sure you go in both loops.

Yarn over, pull up a loop, you now have 2 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through both loops. 

Do this all the way across remembering to chain 1 and turn at the end of each row, for as many rows as desired. I did 12 rows.

To finish off chain 1, cut your yarn leaving a good long tail and pull the chain so the yarn comes through and pull to tighten and weave in the ends with a yarn needle. 

Now you have a nice little coaster. 😊

Thanks for joining me! We will continue with the other stitches in a later post, stay tuned!! 

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