Getting Started with Crochet

By Erin Burger – 2 Comments

Sites like Crochet Spot are great for kicking off a new hobby like crocheting! But where do you begin? Here are some tips and links for effortlessly starting to learn to crochet!

Learn the terms and abbreviations! Start with this very comprehensive Crochet Abbreviations Chart. Begin at the top and work your way down the list, learning each term as you go.

Master the basic stitches! Getting a firm grasp on the stitches that are used in most of the patterns you’ll come across is key. Use these links to learn the five basic foundations of crochet: Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, Treble Crochet.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Here at Crochet Spot we love questions and feedback. Having a problem with a pattern? Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’ll get to them as soon as possible!

Move on to an easy pattern! Reading patterns can be challenging, so before you choose your first crochet pattern, check out How to Read Crochet Patterns. Then you’re ready to start an easy pattern. Below is a list with links to patterns that are easy and fun enough to keep you motivated.

If you’re already a crocheting pro, bookmark this Getting Started post anyways to pass on to friends and acquaintances who are interested in your craft! Does crocheting bring you joy? Share, share, share!

Share here as well if you have any questions or comments!

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  1. Sue says:

    I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful blog. I do crochet and have for many years but I know one stitch and I want to expand my knowledge. I know I can find what I need to do that here. Thank you so much. ~Sue

  2. Diana Deines says:

    WOW! What a great site!!!!! This is the best $10.00 per month I have spent in a long time. Not only do I get great patterns each week, but there is so much knowledge shared on this site. It seems that whatever I need to know about can be found here. I highly recommend this site and Premium Pattern Membership to all:) Thank you, Rachel!!!!!

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