Learn to crochet

Getting Started

We have written some basic Start to Crochet notes with illustrations to show you how to start to crochet. The examples show a right-handed crocheter holding the hook in their right hand and tensioning the yarn with the left hand. This way will quickly get you crocheting.

These notes and illustrations are the copyright of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. We are a national charity which promotes all aspects of domestic knitting and crochet in the UK. We give permission for these notes to be copied or reproduced, provided this is for educational benefit and not for commercial purposes, and that the Knitting & Crochet Guild is credited as the source of the information.

In these notes we take you through the essential steps and show you how to:

  • Make a slipknot
  • Create a chain
  • Double crochet
  • Half treble
  • Treble
  • Double treble
  • Triple treble
  • Picot
  • Rounds
  • Cluster
  • Increasing and decreasing

You can download these Start to Crochet notes here.

The BBC have also got some great tips for getting creative in crochet in 2016 on their BBC Arts - Get Creative pages