Would you like to learn how to crochet? It’s such a fun craft, and all you need to get started is yarn and a hook! There are really only a few moves to master and you’ll be off and stitching. In this Michael’s Community Classroom session, I’ll take you through all the basics – and I’ve included my series for Lefties too!
Disclaimer: Materials provided by Yarnspirations and Michaels; this post includes affiliate links.
The Crochet Supplies
When you are learning to crochet, the key is to choose a smooth (not fuzzy) solid color yarn, in a lighter color (no dark navies or blacks!), and a hook that is suited to that yarn. To find the hook size recommended for your yarn, look for the bit on the label that looks like this:
See that middle box with the crochet hook in it? Right above the hook it says “8mm.” That means that if you use the yarn this label is from, you should use a hook that is labeled 8mm, or as close as you can find. Different sizes and types of yarn will have different hook sizes recommended.
To demonstrate the stitches and techniques in this video, I used the following supplies:
The Crochet 101 Class: How to Crochet for Beginners
I taught this class for Yarnspirations and Michaels Community Classroom, live on June 15th, 2021. Here is the recording of that class!
Left Handed? Don’t fret – click here for my series of Left-Handed Crochet Videos for Beginners!
Thanks so much for watching – I hope you enjoy learning to crochet! It’s all about that yarn over and pull through – keep practicing your chains, and it will all flow from there!
Here’s an image for your Pinterest board so you can find it later! If this class inspired you, tag me in your social media shares @mooglyblog – I love seeing what you make!
Looking for more?
CLICK HERE to explore my other Michaels classes, or CLICK HERE to explore all my free crochet patterns! And stay tuned for more Michaels classes taught by Moogly!
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Can you lead me to the foundation double crochet tutorial?
Hi Lisa! Here’s the link: https://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-double-crochet-fdc/ 🙂
I’ve been crocheting for years but I have problems with the last stitch of the row and when/where to go into the turning chain. Do you have a video that can help me figure this out?
Hello! This one might: https://www.mooglyblog.com/all-about-turning-chains/ 🙂
Yjuania F Baskerville