Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned crochet enthusiast, this guide will provide you with the resources you need to kickstart your journey.
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Best Online Resources for Learning Crochet
The Learn to Crochet Series for Beginners from The Crochet Guild of America. For the absolute beginner, The Crochet Guild of America has an excellent series of articles and videos. Made in collaboration with crochet designer Kim Guzman, these resources feature instruction for right-handed or left-handed crocheters.
Craftsy is an excellent resource for learning how to crochet, for everyone from the complete beginner to more experienced crafters. Get started learning to crochet with step by step video instruction.
Best Crochet Podcasts
If you are a fan of podcasts, there are wonderful and informative podcasts about crochet and other fiber crafts. Check out this list of some of the top crochet podcasts out there: Great Crochet and Fiber Arts Podcasts.
Best How to Crochet Books for Beginners
The Crochet Answer Book: Edie Eckman’s classic Q&A reference book has been updated with helpful answers to even more of your burning crochet questions. Covers everything from beginning basics like yarn styles, stitch types, and necessary tools to detailed outlines of more advanced techniques.
The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop by Dora Ohrenstein. This fun guide includes more than 70 stitch-along swatches that teach specific crochet techniques and five projects — a hat, shawl, neck warmer, bag, and scarf — that put your new skills to use.
Ultimate Crochet Bible by Jane Crowfoot. This popular title covers everything crochet from absolute beginner basics to yarns and tools to advanced stitches and techniques.
Utilize Crochet Community Resources for Guidance
I can’t recommend enough the value of using your local library or craft store as a place to seek knowledge about crochet. Check your local yarn store or community center for in person or virtual lessons. Search the shelves of your local library for new books or classics — and check your library’s website or app for e-books or other digital resources.
Leverage online forums and social media communities to post questions and get advice from more experienced crocheters. Tap into resources like Instagram, YouTube, or Reddit to ask questions and share progress pictures.
Stock Up on Crochet Essentials
What supplies does a beginner crocheter need?
The must haves: crochet hooks, scissors, yarn needle, a ruler or measuring tape, and yarn.
Nice to have: stitch markers, ball winders, yarn bowls, task lighting, and project bags.
Some good places to start shopping for crochet supplies include: