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Crochet Basics

With these beginner-friendly photo and video tutorials for crochet, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make your first crochet plushie.

Hold a hook & yarn

First things first, learn how to hold a crochet hook in one hand and yarn in the other.

Count stitches, rounds, and rows

How to count stitches, rounds, and rows.

Identify the right side of crochet

Once you’ve crocheted a few rounds, your work will naturally curve. But which side should actually face out?

Use stitch markers

Learn how to use stitch markers to keep track of where you are.

Crochet abbreviations

Quick reference guide for US and UK abbreviations and terminology.

Read a crochet pattern

Learn how to understand crochet pattern instructions.