Crochet 101: How to Crochet for Beginners

Crochet is a beautiful, quick and simple craft that anyone can master!

It’s easier than it looks. We’ll show you how.

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I love crochet. It’s simple. It’s quick. And it’s a whole lot of fun to do. I remember getting beautifully hand crafted afghans from my grandmother every Christmas. I still have some of those blankets and I know one day I’ll be handing out my own crocheted afghans to my grandchildren.

Maybe you have never tried crochet, or perhaps you used to crochet and haven’t picked it up in a while.

In this online video class, crochet instructor Johnny Vasquez will teach you the very basics to get you on your way to crochet bliss! You’ll be making your own afghans in no time!


What You’ll Learn In This Class

  • How to properly hold a crochet hook and yarn
  • How to make the most common crochet stitches
  • How to read a basic crochet pattern
  • and much, much more


Skills You Should Know Before Taking this Class

  • Nothing


Class Projects

simple-crochet-hat-1Skill Level Beginner


1 Ball Wool Ease Thick and Quick
Colors shown: Purple
or 1 ball of bulky weight yarn

One size US 13/M (9mm) crochet hook

Stitch marker

Darning or tapestry needle

Gauge Not important for this pattern


Approx 10″ tall x 19″ circumference

scarfverticalSkill Level Beginner


2 balls Patons Classic Wool Color shown: Jade Heather
or any 2 balls of worsted weight yarn

One size US11/L (8mm) crochet hook

Darning or tapestry needle

Gauge Not important for this pattern

Approx 7″ wide x 65″ long

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Crochet 00:00:00
Crochet Hooks An Overview 00:00:00
How to Read a Ball Band 00:00:00
How to Hold A Crochet Hook 00:00:00
Holding Your Yarn 00:00:00
Slip Knot 00:00:00
Chain Stitch 00:00:00
First Stitch 00:00:00
Single Crochet 00:00:00
Turning Your Work 00:00:00
Starting A New Row 00:00:00
How to Read a Pattern 00:00:00
How to Crochet the Double Crochet 00:00:00
Finding the Turn Chain 00:00:00
Half Double Crochet 00:00:00
Triple Crochet 00:00:00
How to Crochet Through The Back Loop 00:00:00
Slip Stitch 00:00:00
Adding A New Ball of Yarn 00:00:00
Fastening Off 00:00:00
Whip Stitch Seam 00:00:00
Weaving in Ends 00:00:00
Final Thoughts (101Crochet) 00:00:00
Simple Crochet Hat 00:00:00
Ridgely Scarf 00:00:00

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