5 Effective Tips Learn to Crochet For Beginners

learn to crochet for beginner

Everyone says learn to crochet is difficult,

The answer is a YES!

Even you will get a multiple headache at the same time and become stressed (worse case).

Only if you on the WRONG path.

Let me tell you a little about my journey as an absolute beginner 3 years ago.

The first time I want to learn how to crochet. I was like you. I didn’t know where to start. I consider to find a crochet teacher, but I didn’t know where to find them.

Besides, I Just graduated from college, I had to keep my savings so that I could attend several job interviews. Then I chose to cancel my intention for signing up a crochet course.

One day in my free day I visited my grandma’s house, I remembered that she can do crochet.

So I asked her to teach me, then she took an old box out of her closet, and she gave me a look at her crochet set, I saw few ball of an acrylic yarn and  two crochet hook.

She taught me on how to crochet a magic circle with a half rusty hook and thin yarn.

Because she was a pro, her hand movement was so fast almost like a blink. I’ve tried several times to follow her, but I couldn’t make it.

I asked her to slower her speed, but she said that was her slowest speed. Should I just give up here?! (-___-).

After that I literally gave up. Two weeks passed by, but one day when I surfed through the internet to find a job vacancy, I found someone posting a cute crochet backpack I couldn’t take my eyes off the picture like an hour.

My passion is always making handmade so I decided to learn it again. I’m definitely want to make a cute backpack like the one I’ve seen in the internet.

I forgot where I save the backpack picture on my laptop, but I found a similar one on amazon, here it is

Cute backpack amazon

Cute isn’t it?  🙂

Okay, let me continue my story. After I’m being motivated. I decided to learn it by myself from the internet.

I started to search a lot about basic guide how to crochet for beginners etc, and after I got enough information, I stopped my research.

But, even when I had the information I need, I still confused. It took me about 2 weeks to arrange the effective steps in order to be able to do crochet.

If you are a beginner and want to learn how to crochet without wasting your time, then you are in the right place!

In this post I will share 5 effective tips  learn how to crochet for beginners without wasting your time.

I make this post by my actual experience, I could make several basic project in less than 1 (one) week with these steps below.

Okay, let’s dig a little deeper.

Step by step you need to know :

1. You should know about yarn. Gain information as much as you can, do a research through book, internet, crochet expert etc.

bernat chunky yarn

Yarn is the heart of crochet, it’s the main material. So gain your information about yarn as much as you can. The more you know about it the more you will love it.

Remember a quote “You will not love someone if you didn’t know about her/him well”. So make sense, right?

Before I love crochet, I fell in love with yarn first.

Things to pay attention :

-Different type of yarn, size,

-How to care yarn.

2. You can’t do crochet if you don’t have a tool to help you.

crochet hook set

That works too in a crochet industry. Although, there are people who do that without a tool instead they use their hands.

But only if you are a pro, you can do that. You will be one of them soon with these tips!

Things to pay attention :

– Different size of crochet hook.

– The material of the hook.

3. Add additional tools to help you work faster

pom pom maker

Same like you do sewing, Not only you need sewing machine but also need other additional tools like scissor, cutter, tapestry, etc.

Buy a crochet tool which have good quality so you will feel comfortable while crocheting.

Except if you want to save money or you likes DIYs you can make it by yourself at home, search diy videos about crochet tools on youtube, I’m sure you will find it there.

Example for the tools are tapestry needle, pom pom maker, stitch markers, etc.

4. Now you have the tools, but you don’t know how to do crochet with a right technique. You still can try it, but you might ruin your project or end up failing.

crochet technique book

There’s a lot of different types of crochet technique, but the important thing as a beginner is to learn the basic first, Such as :

-Slip stitch

-Chain stitch

-Single crochet

-Half double crochet

-Double crochet

-Treble crochet

5. Last but not least, if you are one of those people that skeptical about symbol and abbreviation. Like or not, you shall try to like it start from now. Because what?

crochet symbol

Symbol there in a crochet industry is to describe step by step with a  visualization.

In other ways, the abbreviation will give you a short step by step guide in an effective sentence.

If you look out there, many crocheter had shared their patterns with symbol or abbreviation.

Crochet a project, sometimes take a long time to finish it, so if you don’t know how to read symbol and abbreviation you will make it even longer.

Sounds tiring and boring right? I know!

This is an example of the symbol and abbreviation that used by the crocheters:


crochet symbol


Ss              : Slip stitch

Ch             : Chain stitch

Sc             : Single crochet

Hdc          : Half double crochet

DC            : Double crochet

Tc             : Treble crochet




If you are a beginner in this field and want to learn crochet in a short period of time, according to my experience 3 years ago when I started as a beginner, you should follow this 5 effective tips :

1.Gain your information about yarn,

2.Get a crochet tool to help you,

3.Add additional tools to help you work faster,

4.Make sure you do crochet with a right technique,

5.Learn to read symbol and abbreviation.

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