Basic Crochet Stitch Guide to Become a Crochet Guru

Sorry about not posting for a while! I was on Christmas vacation in Chicago. Anyway, I’ve posted 2 crochet patterns already, so I feel like I should actually show the basics of crochet, so you can make amazing things like boot cuffs or an ear warmer.  I’m sorry I wasn’t able to do any pictures or videos for this post. I hope you are still able to find this post helpful. Also, some of my friends have been wondering if I could teach them (and maybe their Mom) to crochet. Today I will show you how to:

  • Tie a slip knot
  • Yarn over
  • Chain
  • Single crochet
  • Double crochet

Slip knot

This is the knot that you use to start almost every crochet project.  Sorry I’m not very good at explaining this one.

  1. Hold out your index and middle finger on your right hand
  2. With your left hand, grab the end of your yarn
  3. Wrap the yarn around your two fingers in an X formation
  4. Pull yarn through the loop on the back of your fingers (don’t pull the end of the yarn, pull the body)

Yarn over

In order to complete any crochet project, you have to know how to yarn over.  It is the most basic thing to learn in crochet.

  1. Pull yarn across your crochet hook from back to front


Most crochet projects start with chaining (even when your crocheting circles).

  1. Yarn over
  2. Pull loop through

Single crochet

The American single crochet is the most basic full stitch you can use.  It is used in many beginner projects.

  1. Insert your hook into a stitch
  2. Yarn over
  3. Pull one loop through (it may look like two loops, but trust me it’s one)
  4. Yarn over
  5. Pull two loops through

Double crochet

The American double crochet is a little bit more advanced than the single crochet.  I like using this stitch because it is taller than single crochet, making it faster to make things.

  1. Yarn over
  2. Insert hook into stitch
  3. Yarn over
  4. Pull one loop through
  5. Yarn over
  6. Pull two loops through
  7. Yarn over
  8. Pull two loops through

I really hope you found this blog post helpful! If you are confused about any of the stitches, feel free to email me about it! I’ve worked hard on this, so I’d appreciate it if you’d share this on social media and/or pin it on Pinterest! As always, happy crocheting!

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