How to Crochet the Letter A

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The Moogly Crochet Alphabet has been a big hit, and I’ve loved seeing some of the fun things people have done with it – from birthday banners to yarn bombs to theater sets! However, one of the letters was a little trickier than the others – and wouldn’t you know, it’s the very first one. So here’s a quick video demonstration of how to crochet the letter A!

Video Tutorial for the Letter A from the Moogly Crochet Alphabet! - free patterns for all 26 letters and 10 numbers!

How To Crochet the Letter A

Written Instructions for the Letter A

Row 1: Ch 30, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, then sc in the next 12 ch. Sc2tog over next 3 sts, skipping the center st. Sc in remaining 13 ch. Turn. (27 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 12 sts. Sc2tog over next 3 sts, skipping the center st. Sc in remaining 12 sts. Turn. (25 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first 11 sts. Sc2tog over next 3 sts, skipping the center st. Sc in the next 5 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked. Ch 4, turn. (16 sc, 4 ch) (Note – this ch 4 starts the horizontal “cross bar” of the A.)

Row 4: Sc in the back hump of the 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining 2 ch. Sc2tog, working into the same st as the last sc of Row 3 and the next unworked st (sts #5 and 6 of that side of the A.). Turn. (4 sts)

Row 5: Do not ch. Sc in the next 4 sts (the sc2tog and the 3 sc from for 4). Turn. (4 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in the next 3 sts. Sc2tog, working into the last st of the last sc2tog and the next unworked st (sts #6 and 7 of that side of the A). Sc in the remaining 4 unworked sts from Row 2, working back down to the bottom of that side of the A. (11 sts total) Break yarn and finish off. Use one of the ends to sew the loose end of the crossbar to the other side.

I hope that seeing the video and instructions together has cleared up the confusion! Let me know if there are any other letters in particular that give you trouble. And keep sharing your pictures – I love seeing Moogly patterns out in the world!

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      • 7

        joel says

        I finally figured out how to get that R done, I was crocheting up or down the wrong side when connecting the first arm. I was able to look at the picture and it helped instructions make more sense.

        • 8

          Tamara Kelly says

          Oh good! I’m so glad to hear it. It’s harder to write patterns for things that twist and turn in unusual ways!

    • 10

      Tamara Kelly says

      I have lots of patterns and tutorials! The green ribbon at the top of the page is a menu, with links to the pattern page with all my free patterns, and the tutorials page with all the video tutorials. Thank you so much! :)

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    I really like your letter patterns. Could you do a tutorial for every letter? That would be really helpful. I want to do the letter S! I love to crochet and I am only 11(almost12!). Please do other patterns.Your instructions are easy to follow.

  2. 16

    Jackie says

    I would love to see a variety of them done. It might help with learning to did them. still don’t understand reading patterns and these are all tricky. Trying to make golf club covers and would love to use the numbers..

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    Very good tutorial! :) all the graph’s and the instructions, very clear! :) I made the A and I found easier to “sew” de cross bar while crocheting her! Like you did in one of the legs of the A, with the sc2tog!
    I also made 2 pieces of each letter and sewed them together, as an “amigurumi letter”, stuffed!
    Thank you very much for the pattern

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    Sarah says

    Hi, thank you for your brilliant video :). Many aplogies, I am a complete amateur, I was wondering if you could possibly to help me or point me in the right direction to make an ‘A’ that is roughly 1.5 inches in size?

    I’ve made cute booties for my 7 month old little girl and would love to personalise them further by adding the letter of her first name :).

    Many thanks :).

    • 21

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Sarah! Thank you! I think the easiest way to make it smaller would be to use thinner thread – baby or lace weight, maybe even thread – and a much smaller hook! :)

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    Bejeg says

    Could you pls do a video for the letter “B”, iam having trouble reading and understanding your written pattern.
    Thank you I love all your turtorials I have learned alot from watchig you.

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    Cecelia says

    Thank you for this alphabet and also the video on the letter A. That helped my understanding since I didn’t have yarn and hook in hand.


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