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How to Crochet

It's never to learn to pick-up a new skill and our tutorials will take you through a number of techniques and methods that are essential to everyday crocheting. Featuring everything from your very first crochet chain to the more challenging crochet cables - we've created a resource that will help transform you to a confident crocheter, ready to take on any project!

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Once you've mastered the basics, why not take a look at our crochet kits, offering a number of projects for crochet beginners.

How to Crochet: Crochet Chain Stitch

The chain stitch(ch) is common in crochet patterns and the basis for many projects. Learn the chain stitch with our clear, easy to follow video tutorial.

[00:00:09] Creating a chain.

[00:00:14] Make a loop and place on your hook.

[00:00:26] Hold the hook in your right hand as if holding a pencil and hold a thread in your left hand, hold the end of the loop firmly between left thumb and forefinger, pass hook under thread and pull a loop through. Create another chain by repeating so pass under thread and pull a loop through. Continue until you have sufficient chain to form your foundation stitches.

How to Crochet: Single Crochet Stitch

Learn the single crochet stitch by watching our handy, easy to follow video tutorial, perfect for those who are just picking up the skill.

[00:00:11] Slip stitch or single crochet.

Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook, pass the hook under the thread and pull through the chain and loop already on your hook.

[00:00:38] Repeat again.

[00:00:40] So, pass the hook under your thread pull through both the chain and the loop.

How to Crochet: Double Crochet Stitch

The double crochet stitch makes a common appearance among crochet patterns everywhere. Learn how to master the double crochet stitch with our clear, easy to follow video tutorial.

[00:00:11] Double crochet.

[00:00:16] Insert the hook into the next chain, hook under the thread and pull back through the chain, hook under thread again and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

[00:00:41] So let's do that again. Insert the hope into the next chain, hook under the thread and pull back through the chain, hook under thread again and pull through the remaining loops on your hook.

How to Crochet: Half Treble Crochet Stitch

The half treble crochet stitch, or half double crochet, is essential for beginners who want to tackle complete patterns. Learn the half treble crochet stitch with our clear, easy to follow video tutorial.

[00:00:12] Half treble.

[00:00:17] Pass your hook under the thread and insert into the next chain. Hook under thread again and pull back through the chain. Hook under the threat once more and pull back through all three loops on your hook.

[00:00:38] Do it again. Pass your hook onto the thread and insert into the next chain. Hook under thread again and pull back through the chain, hook under the threat once more and pull back through all three loops on your hook.

How to Crochet: Treble Crochet Stitch

Learn how to execute a perfect treble crochet stitch with our clear & easy to follow video tutorial.

[00:00:12] Treble crochet.

[00:00:24] Pass your hook under the thread and insert hook into the next chain. Hook under the thread again and pulled back through the chain. You should now have three loops on your hook under thread once more and pull back through two of the loops. Hook under the thread again and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

How to Crochet: Vintage Crochet Granny Square

Learn how to create the iconic vintage crochet granny square with our clear, easy to follow video tutorials.

[00:00:10] Vintage crochet granny square.

[00:00:13] This easy to crochet square starts life as a circle. It can be made using just one colour or by changing shades after each row, once you have completed the circle base.

[00:00:26] To start make a loop and work four chain. Join to form a ring with a slip stitch.

[00:00:53] First round make one chain. This counts as a double crochet and double crochet into the ring eleven times. Complete the round with a slip stitch into the first chain.

[00:01:27] Now we're on to the second round make four chain. This counts as a treble. Work one treble in the next stitch, followed by one chain. Repeat eleven times. Join with a slip stitch to the third of the four chain you started with.

[00:02:42] Third round slip stitch into the first chain space. Begin your first cluster with two chain, wrap the yarn around the hook and draw through the same chain space. Yarn round the hook, draw the loop through just the first two loops on the hook. Repeat four times, each time drawing the loop through the first two loops on your hook.

[00:03:41] Finally wrap the yarn round the hook and draw through all the remaining loops on your hook and work two chain. Move to the next chain space and create the following cluster: Yarn round the hook, draw the loop through the chain space, yarn round the hook and draw through the first two loops on the hook. Repeat four times each time only drawing the loop through just the first two loops. Yarn round the hook and draw through all six remaining loops on the hook two chain. Continue in this way until you have 12 clusters joined with a slip stitch to the top of the first cluster. Before beginning the next round you may want to change colour yarn, cut the yarn and hook it through your loop and pull it firmly. Make sure you leave a long enough length of yarn to weave into your finish work to secure it. Join in the new colour in the last change space of the previous round by drawing a loop of new yarn back through the space, you may need to hold the tail of yarn firmly when you begin the next round.

[00:05:29] Fourth round on this round you change your circle into a square work three chain. And two trebles in the chain space, followed by three treble in the next chain space. The following chain space is going to become the corner. Work three treble, one chain and three treble. Repeat a following three times and join to the top of the three chain you made the start of this round.

[00:07:11] Fifth round. Change the colour as before joining a fresh colour to the space between the last corner group and the first group of trebles. Work three chain, two treble in this space and three treble in each of the next two spaces between groups. The following change space is going to become the corner. Work three treble, one chain and three treble. Repeat three times, join with a slip stitch to the top of the three chain you made the start of this round.